Train the Trainer Course
FMSC will be hosting Clinical Psychologist Jan Hedegard to deliver the Australian Marine Pilots Institute “Simulation and assessment” based on the IMO Model Course 6.09/6.10. The course will cover Human Factors: Behaviours, personality and attitudes; Human information processing, learning process, integration and feedback; Simulator training, and Assessment, behaviour markers and scales, procedure bias & errors, ethical training aspects of assessment. Dates are as follows:

15-19th January 2018

22-26th January 2018

Classes are filling up very quickly due to demand, to reserve a place today email

Bridge Resource Management & Maritime Resource Mangement

Next Course :  9 – 12th January 2018 (4 days)

FMSC offers Bridge Resource Management (BRM)/Maritime Resource Management (MRM). The MRM course meets the requirements laid down in the IMO International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended by the Manila Amendments, in the following areas mentioned below.

• Table A-II/1 (Bridge resource management and application of leadership and team work skills)
• Table A-II/2 (Use of leadership and managerial skills)
• Table A-III/1 (Engine-room resource management and application of leadership and team work skills)
• Table A-III/2 (Use of leadership and managerial skills)

The MRM course meets and exceeds the STCW requirements for Bridge Resource Management & Emergency Response Management. Subsequently it has been certified by the Maritime Department of the Swedish Transport Agency.

The Maritime Resource Management Course is a further development of the original SAS Bridge Resource Management Course. Maritime Resource Management is defined as the use and co-ordination of all the skills, knowledge, experiences and resources available to the crew to accomplish or achieve the goals of safety and efficiency.

The course is designed minimise risk of incidents by favouring good personal communication, excellence in leadership skills and compliance with operating procedures. FMSC is accredited to run the MRM course on behalf of The Swedish Club training establishment. The course moreover includes principles regarding BRM as outlined in the STCW Code.

Course Content includes the following topics:

Attitude and management skills, Workload Cultural awareness, The state of the bridge, Communications and briefings, Human involvement in errors, Challenge and response, Judgement and decision making, Short term strategy, Leadership in emergencies, Authority and assertiveness, Crisis and crowd management, Management styles, Automation awareness, Situation awareness, Additional Requirements

IMO Model 1.27 ECDIS Generic Course

This AMSA approved short course provides the Generic Knowledge, Skills and Understanding of ECDIS and ENCs to the operational extent required to undertake the duties of a Navigation Watch Officer as defined by STCW Tables A -II. To safely navigate vessels there are three phases of ECDIS training; this course is followed by the relevant Flag State type specific training the on board familiarisation as per ISM Code. The course is contextualised for Australia and particularly applicable to Marine Pilots maintaining a Certificate of Competency.

Course Content Content follows the IMO Model 1.27 Course, significantly updated in 2016 reflecting recent IMO, IHO and other industry updates:

  • Elements of ECDIS
  • Watch-Keeping with ECDIS
  • ECDIS Route Planning
  • ECDIS Targets & Charts
  • ECDIS Responsibility

Upon successful completion course participants can apply to AMSA, or Flag State to have an ECDIS 1.27 endorsement on their Certificate of Competency.



ECDIS Awareness Course – 4 Days,
IMO Model 1.27 ECDIS Generic Course (AMSA Approved) – 5 Days,
Furuno Norway Telko ECDIS (TECDIS) Type Specific Course – 2 Days,
*TECDIS courses arranged on a request basis

*Courses and dates may be altered to suit client needs on request.


Please email any of the following for a Short Course Enrolment application form:

 Nationally Recognised Training Delivered at FMSC

FMSC is a registered training organisation, RTO number:52707

As an RTO we are responsible for the quality of training and assessment in compliance with the standards for RTO’s 2015 and for the issuing of AQF certification documentation.

We deliver the following nationally recognised units of competency from the Maritime Training Package.



MARK004 Perform basic vessel manoeuvres



This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to perform basic manoeuvres on a vessel in normal operating conditions and in emergencies under the direction of the Master.

This unit applies to maritime workers working in the maritime industry as a Watch-keeper Deck; as a Master, Chief Mate or Watch-keeper Deck on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage (GT) in any operating area; as a Master or Chief Mate of vessels less than 3000 GT operating in near coastal waters; as a Master up to 80 metres Near Coastal.

This unit has links to legislative and certification requirements.



Mode of delivery face-to-face, simulation

Assessment Requirements

Assessors must satisfy National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (NVR) assessor requirements.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include:

  • handling a disabled or partially disabled vessel
  • implementing anchoring and berthing procedures
  • issuing helm and engine orders
  • maintaining situational awareness
  • manoeuvring a vessel:
  • in bad weather
  • in heavy swell
  • through coming to and leaving a mooring
  • manoeuvring for the rescue of person overboard
  • manoeuvring in shallow water
  • recognising emergency situations.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:

  • effects of deadweight, draught, trim, speed and under-keel clearance on turning circles and stopping distances
  • effects of wind and current on vessel handling
  • effects on vessel handling of wind, currents and bottom topography
  • features of a vessel that relate to its handling characteristics
  • manoeuvring and engine characteristics for various vessels more than 500 gross tonnage
  • manoeuvring problems for vessels more than 500 gross tonnage and appropriate action and solutions
  • manoeuvring procedures in and near traffic separation schemes and vessel traffic service areas
  • methods for controlling vessel speed and direction
  • one’s surroundings and changes to these surroundings
  • procedures for the rescue of person overboard
  • procedures for turning a vessel in various situations
  • proper procedures for anchoring and mooring
  • safe operating limits of propulsion and power systems, and steering equipment
  • squat, shallow-water and similar effects on vessel handling
  • work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements and work practices

Fee Information

The total fee for this course including; course fees, administration fees, materials fees and any other charges is $4,000. The cost for Recognition of Prior Learning will also be $4,000.

FMSC does not require payment of fees in advance. FMSC requires payment of the full fees on completion of the course for immediate issuance of Statement of Attainment. Alternatively full fees are to be paid with 14 days of issuance of the invoice and which time Statement of Attainment will be issued. Corporate clients will be provided with FMSC terms and conditions (14 day payment of full fees on issuance of invoice). FMSC will not issue Statement of Attainment to students until payment of all fees has been received.

How do I enroll?

Contact Fremantle Maritime Simulation Centre on (08) 9236 2228 for more details or email:,