Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Accredited VTS Training Organisations

Gaining Accreditation

AMSA can provide accreditation for Vessel Traffic Service Training Organisations.

Training organisations in Australia

The following Australian Training Organisations are accredited1 by AMSA to deliver Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) training based on IALA Recommendation V-103 on Standards for Training and Certification of VTS Personnel.

Guidance on the accreditation and approval process can be found in IALA Guideline 1014 on the Accreditation and Approval Process for VTS Training.

The Australia Maritime College

Approved Model Courses

  • V-103/1 on Vessel Traffic Services Operator Training
  • V-103/2 on Vessel Traffic Services Supervisor Training
  • V-103/4 on Vessel Traffic Services on-the-Job Training Instructor

Contact Details
Tel: +61 3 6324 9850
Website: www.amcsearch.com.au

Pivot Maritime

Approved Model Courses

  • V-103/1 on Vessel Traffic Services Operator Training
  • V-103/2 on Vessel Traffic Services Supervisor Training

Contact Details
Tel: +61 (0)3 6330 2929
website: www.pivotmaritime.com

Becoming an Accredited VTS Training Organisation

Under Marine Order 64 (Vessel Traffic Services), AMSA can provide for the accreditation and auditing of VTS Training Organisations.

A prospective organisation may apply to AMSA for accreditation as a VTS Training Organisation at any time.

For accreditation, AMSA must be satisfied that:

  • the applicant is a registered training organisation with the Australian Skills Quality Authority or the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
  • the applicant can meet the responsibilities of a VTS Training Organisation outlined in IALA Guideline 1014 on the Accreditation and Approval Process for VTS Training.

To assess applications, AMSA will conduct an audit of the applicant’s operations to ensure they meet the criteria.

Certificate of accreditation

Accredited VTS Training Organisation are provided with a certificate of accreditation which states:

  • the approved VTS training courses the organisation may provide
  • any conditions with which the organisation must comply.

Conditions on accreditation

A VTS training organisation must operate in accordance with IALA Guideline 1014 on the Accreditation and Approval Process for VTS Training.

Term of accreditation

VTS Training Organisations are accredited for a period of 5 years, pending successful on-going audit requirements by AMSA.

Further information

Find out more about Vessel Training Services in Australia.

1 Accredited as at 1 August 2013. Please consult the individual Training Organisation to confirm their authorisation status as required.

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