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The Australian Maritime College (AMC), based in Northern Tasmania, is the national centre for maritime education, training and research. It is the only institution in Australia offering industry-focussed maritime studies in both the higher education (university) and vocational (VET) sectors from certificate to PhD level.
AMC’s main campus is situated at Newnham, six kilometres from Launceston’s city centre. Here, Administration and the Faculty of Maritime Transport and Engineering are based. AMC’s second campus, home of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Environment, is at Beauty Point, about 50 km north of Launceston near the mouth of the Tamar River.
Teaching and research facilities are specialised for the maritime industry and in many cases, unique to Australia and even the southern hemisphere. In addition to well-equipped classrooms and laboratories, AMC possesses an integrated marine simulator, a diesel engine simulator, 60-metre towing tank, model test basin, cavitation tunnel, flume tank, a 64-metre navigation and seamanship training vessel, a 35-metre fisheries training vessel, a 14-metre prawn trawler and a collier that has been renovated as a stationary engineering training ship.
In addition there is a survival training centre and a marine fire-fighting centre.
The AMC is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and International Association of Maritime Universities.