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Extra Elements of Shipboard Safety for Feb 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, an extra Elements of Shipboard Safety Course has been scheduled for February. Running from Feb 23-25, the extra course is in addition to the Feb 10-12 course that is now fully booked.

Please contact the Academy as soon as possible to secure your place on the second course. Ring (08) 8303 2780 or email to get enrolment information.


Engineer Class 3 course in full swing

The Australian Maritime and Fisheries Academy has now added the Diploma in Maritime Operations (Engineer Class 3 Near Coastal) to its scope of registration and has been approved by AMSA to deliver the course that is currently running.

In a first for South Australia, this Diploma course is being delivered at AMFA's Port Adelaide campus.

For more information, click here.

Academy now an IMarEST Academic Marine Partner

The Australian Maritime and Fisheries Academy is proud to announce that is now an Academic Marine Partner of IMarEST, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.

IMarEST is the international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals and IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.

IMarEST is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership based in over 100 countries, it is a registered charity and provides grades of membership for everyone, from those seeking to become Chartered or gain other Professional Recognition, to those just starting out in their careers or studying in education.

For more information about IMarEST, visite their website.

Careers at Sea Information Session

An information session about the exciting careers available in the maritime industry was held at our Port Adeaide campus at 6pm on Tuesday 17 Feb, 2015.

The session included information about the various courses offered by the Australian Maritime and Fisheries Academy (AMFA) for domestic jobs in the near coastal maritme industry as well as the proposed delivery of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science) by the Australian Maritime College (AMC).

Those who attended heard from AMFA's Chief Excecutive Officer, an AMFA Master Class 1 and an AMFA Engineer Class 1 and there were plenty of questions asked by those in attendance.

For more information about careers at sea, visit Go Maritime.

Fisheries Compliance : 2016 Register of Interest

If you are interested in participating in the 2016 Certificate III in Fisheries Compliance course, please email your contact details and resumé to Maureen at to register your interest. Keep an eye on this website later in the year for details of the when the course will run.

$500 OFF! - STCW Courses Discount Extended

The Academy has extended the $500 price reduction for the STCW 2010 Certificate of Safety set of courses. The fee for CoST course contaning PSSR, PST FPFF and SAT is normally $3200 but for anyone booking a 2016 course, a $500 price reduction to only $2700 will be offered.

STCW2010 students prepare for the fire fighting component of the Certificate of Safety Training course on the Academy's fire training vessel KC Campbell.

Welcome to our website!

Welcome to the Academy's website which provides a comprehensive look at the Academy and the educational and business services we offer.

The Academy is an approved Skills for All training provider. All prospective students should visit the Skills for All website for information. Students should also be aware of the important information about Certificate II courses. You can read more here.

The 2016 course timetable is now available for download. Places are limited on all courses so I encourage prospective students to complete an enrolment form early.

Bob Miller
Chief Executive Officer

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The four Adelaide-based AMFA boats in front of the Academy's Port Adelaide campus.

STCW2010 students undertaking fire fighting training on board the KC Campbell.

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2016 Timetable Here

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New lifeboat arrives at the Academy
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