Australian Maritime College (AMC)

The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is the national centre for maritime education, training and research, with a sound reputation for the provision of quality services to Australia’s maritime and transport industries.

Specialised course areas include:

  • Marine Environment and Resources
  • Marine and Coastal Conservation
  • Engineering (Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering, Marine & Offshore Systems)
  • Maritime and Logistics Management
  • Seafaring (Ocean and Coastal)

AMC is located in picturesque Northern Tasmania and has two main campuses at Newnham in Launceston and at Beauty Point, 50 km north of Launceston, near the mouth of the Tamar River.

Teaching and research facilities include an integrated marine simulator, a diesel engine simulator, towing tank, model test basin, cavitation tunnel, flume tank, a 35 metre fisheries training vessel, a 14 metre prawn trawler, a collier which has been renovated as a stationary engineering training ship, a survival training centre and marine fire fighting centre.

AMC is an international institution, attracting students from around 50 overseas countries. Its reputation is further enhanced by its membership in the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the International Association of Maritime Universities.

Student Profile

Birger Erstad (Norway)

Graduate Diploma of Maritime and Logistics Management

“The lecturers have a good knowledge of the maritime industry. What I particularly like about AMC is the personal relationship students have with lecturers and administrative staff. Life in Tasmania is very enjoyable -especially if you like outdoor stuff. And it’s not too hot. Launceston is a nice city -it has all the amenities you need.”


Australian Maritime College
P.O. Box 986, Launceston
Tasmania, Australia, 7250.

Telephone: 03 6335 4711

Telex AMC: 58827

Facsimile: 03 6326 6493

Overseas: 61 3 6335 4711

E mail: Course Co-ordinator


  • Tasmania
  • P.O. Box 986,
  • Tasmania
  • Australia
  • :