Australian Maritime Safety Authority

AMSA’s Registered Training Organisation – courses and qualifications

Our Registered Training Organisation (RTO) offers public safety and marine environment training and assessment services to internal and external clients.

Our training organisation issues nationally recognised qualifications and statements of attainment under the Australian qualifications framework. This is part of our commitment to raising education and awareness of issues impacting the maritime industry,

We currently offer the following nationally recognised qualifications and accredited courses:

National Search and Rescue School

Training is delivered under arrangements for coordinating maritime and aviation search and rescue within Australia and is available to AMSA employees and search and rescue officers through their State or Territory coordinator or relevant police jurisdiction.


PUA50912 Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue – Coordination)
PUA60612 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue – Management)

Air Search Observer Course

PUAAMS001B Work in an aviation environment
PUAAMS002B Search as a member of an air search team

National Plan Training School / Marine Environment

Training is delivered under the National Plan and intergovernmental arrangements and is available to AMSA employees and marine pollution responders through their State or Territory coordinator.

Further information is available at: National Plan Training.

Basic Equipment Operator Course*

PUAOIL201 Use basic equipment operations for oil spill response

Advanced Equipment Operator Course

PUAOIL302 Use advanced equipment operations for oil spill response

Incident Management Team (IMT) Course*

PUAOIL401 Apply decision making strategies in an oil spill response
PUASES012A Work as a team member in an Emergency Operations Centre

Incident Controller Course (Level 2)

PUAOPE018A Control a Level 2 incident

Incident Controller Course (Level 3)

PUAOPE019A Control a Level 3 incident
PMAOMIR650B Manage a crisis

Planning Officer Course

PUAOPE025A Manage planning for a Level 2 incident

Operations Officer Course

PUAOPE023A Manage operations for a Level 2 incident
PUAOPE024A Manage operations for a Level 3 incident

Logistics Officer Course

PUAOPE022A Manage logistics for a Level 2 incident
PSPPROC303A Carry out basic procurement

Oiled Shoreline Response Course*

PUAOIL301 Apply health, safety and risk controls when working on oiled shorelines
PUAOIL402 Apply oiled shoreline assessment strategies in an oil spill response
PUAOIL403 Lead a team in oiled shoreline clean up

* Training and assessment is also delivered on behalf of our RTO under third party agreement with the Department of Transport, Western Australia.

Business and Government

Training is available to employees through Human Resources, Corporate Services.


Diploma of Quality Auditing

RTO Key Contacts

Our RTO Head Office is located at:
82 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon ACT 2612
Phone (02) 6279 5000

RTO Chief Executive Officer  

Mr Mick Kinley

Manager, Human Resources Ms Sarah Queenan
National Plan Training School

Mr Mick Fleming, Head of School
Ms Lynne McWilliam

National Search and Rescue School Mr Murray Brissett, Head of School
Mr David Ingram


Our RTO values your feedback as it provides us with the opportunity to address any concerns and improve the quality of our training and assessment services, including those delivered on our behalf by any third party.

Email your feedback to:

Complaints and appeals

The RTO manages complaints and appeals in a transparent manner which enables our learners to be informed of, and to understand their rights and obligations.

Our mission and objectives

Our mission is to support our broader organisational vision of ‘safe and clean seas, saving lives’. In supporting this vision, we will aim to deliver high quality training and assessment that meets the needs of our learners and the maritime industry, and is consistent with the Australian Qualifications Framework and complies with the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Nationally recognised training

RTO Code: 88033

ABN: 65 377 938 320

RTO Type: Enterprise – Government  
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