The Australian Maritime Academy is a not-for-profit maritime education, consulting and research organization with a particular focus on Coastal Maritime Operations, Maritime Search & Rescue, Marine Tourism and Youth Development. Through the unique combination of short and long courses, conveniently grouped into relevant programs, you will be able to easily choose those that are appropriate to your needs whether it be as simple as qualifying for a Recreational Boating License or training for a career as a Merchant Marine Officer.
The academy is not a government-managed institution but a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard, one of the largest dedicated maritime training and search and rescue volunteer organizations in the southern hemisphere with more than 50 years experience in training coastal mariners.
Located at Chowder Bay on the shores of Sydney Harbor the campus provides an outstanding environment in which to study for your maritime qualifications. With accommodation limited to just 75 and class sizes generally less than 10 you will get ample attention during your program. The Academy provides all its programming in a safe, enjoyable and educational context, with students guided at every turn by highly experienced and professional staff, all of whom adhere to comprehensive safety and risk-management procedures.
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Australia, with a very large coastline does not have a coast guard like other countries. Most of the coast guard duties are fulfilled by the Royal Australian Navy. There are few volunteering organizations actively helping the citizens by promoting safety, security and training. The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard is one such organization composed entirely of volunteers. Some of the Marine Operations offered are: Radio Monitoring, Safety Patrols, Vessel Assistance, Vessel Tracking, and Search and Rescue.
Also The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard, a nationally accredited and Registered Training Organisation [RTO], offers the several courses and training and in some states, where applicable, a Boat Licence Course as well.