Great Barrier Reef International Marine College

World-class Maritime training on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef International Marine College (GBRIMC), in partnership with TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275) is an innovative leader in the provision of maritime training to local, national and international clients. Located in Cairns – North Queensland, Australia – our modern training facility offers a comprehensive range of training qualifications and certificates in accordance with regulatory requirements and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). The GBRIMC is at the forefront to deliver quality maritime education and training for seafarers across the globe.

Training can be tailored to suit individual or group requirements and delivered on-site at our custom-built facilities or off-site at an agreed location. GBRIMC provides certification in accordance with national and international regulatory requirements.

Facilities:
Full mission bridge simulator (Kongsberg Polaris)
STCW and DNV compliant. The bridge is equipped with Electronic Chart Display (ECDIS), AIS, radar and the controls required to operate a range of propulsion and steering systems.

Desktop Simulators: The eight desktop simulator stations are operated from a separate instructor station utilising the same Kongsberg system. Each simulator has single channel visuals, ECDIS, Radar, AIS and electronic replication of the standard controls and instrumentation found on a ship’s bridge.

Multi-purpose Emergency Response Training Simulator: This “ship ashore” facility provides a variety of simulated experiences including real time fire-fighting, damage control and emergency response training.

On-site Immersion pool: Used for sea survival training, measures 15m by 10m and is 4m deep.

Training: In addition to certificate qualifications, the GBRIMC offers an extensive range of short courses that lead to internationally recognised certificates issued by the AMSA. Our training complies with the requirements of the International Maritime Organisation Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (IMO STCW).

Short Courses:
Safety Training Certification Skill Set (CoST)
STCW Reg VI/1. MARSS00007

Safety Training Certification Skill Set (CoST) Revalidation
Relevant competencies from STCW Tables A-VI/1-2 and A-VI/1-1

Certificate of Safety Training (CoST) Continued Competence Refresher Training
Relevant competencies from STCW Tables A-VI/1-1 and A-VI/1-2

Certificate of Competency (CoC) Continued Competence Refresher Training
Relevant competencies from STCW Tables A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/2-1 and VI/3

Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) Rating Continued Competence Refresher Training
Relevant competencies from STCW Tables A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2 and A-VI/2-1

Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)
STCW Reg VI/1 Code A-VI/1 Table A-VI/1-4. MARF006 – Observe personal safety and social responsibility

Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
STCW Reg VI/1 Code A-VI/1 Table A-VI/1-1. MARF009 – Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment

Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats (CPSC)
STCW Reg VI/2 Code A-VI/2 Table A-VI/2-1

Security Awareness Training (SAT)
STCW Code Section A-VI/6 para 4. MARF003 – Follow vessel security procedures

Ship Security Officer (SSO)
STCW Reg VI/5

ECDIS
STCW Reg II/1 and II/2. MARH009 – Use an electronic chart display and information system to navigate safely

Basic Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
STCW Reg VI/1 Code A-VI/1 Table A-VI/1-2. MARF008 – Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel

Advanced Fire Fighting
STCW Reg VI/3 and Code Section A-VI/3, Table A-VI/3. MARF011 – Manage firefighting and fire prevention activities on board a vessel

Marine Emergency Care, Craft and Communication (GMDSS)
STCW Reg IV/2. MARO003 – Transmit and receive information by the global maritime distress and safety system

Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) Revalidation
Relevant competencies from STCW Table A-IV/2

Marine Radio Operator’s VHF and HF Skill Set (LROCP)
MARC043 from MARSS00010

Marine Radio Operator’s VHF Skill Set (SROCP) – previously (MROVCP)
MARC044 from MARSS00011

Crisis Management
STCW Reg V/2 and Code Section A-V/2 para 4, Table A-V/2-2

Crowd Management
STCW Reg V/2 and Code Section A-V/2, para 2 & 3, Table A-V/2-1

Shipboard Safety Skill Set
NSCV Table 2 Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS). MARSS00008