The Great Barrier Reef International Marine College (GBRIMC), in partnership with TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275), offers maritime training in accordance with regulatory requirements and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
Located in Cairns – North Queensland, Australia – our modern training facility offers a comprehensive range of training qualifications and certificates. Training complies with the requirements of the International Maritime Organisation Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (IMO STCW).
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.
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. A comprehensive library of ships and port area models are available.
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).
Safety Training Certification Skill Set MARSS00007
(CoST) | STCW Reg VI/1
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 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
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
Observe personal safety and social responsibility MARF006
Observe Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR) | STCW Reg VI/1 Code A-VI/1 Table A-VI/1-4
Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment MARF009
Personal Survival Techniques (PST) | STCW Reg VI/1 Code A-VI/1 Table A-VI/1-1
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
Elementary First Aid*
STCW Reg VI/1 Code A-VI/1 Table A-VI/1-3
Follow vessel security procedures MARF003
Security Awareness Training (SAT) | STCW Code Section A-VI/6 para 4
Ship Security Officer (SSO)*
STCW Reg VI/5
Use an electronic chart display and information system to navigate safely MARH009
ECDIS | STCW Reg II/1 & II/2
Coastal Pilots Continued Professional Development
As per MO54 section 61(1)(c)*
Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel MARF008
Basic Fire Prevention and Firefighting | STCW Reg VI/1 Code A-VI/1 Table A-VI/1-2
Manage firefighting and fire prevention activities on board a vessel MARF011
Advanced Firefighting | STCW Reg VI/3 and Code Section A-VI/3, Table A-VI/3
Train the Simulator Trainer and Assessor*
STCW Reg I/6, STCW A-I/6, STCW Reg I/12, STCW A-I/1 VI/5
* AMSA approved, ASQA non-accredited training