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STCW 10 formerly STCW 95


STCW 10, Certificate of Safety Training

We are running our final step in our AMSA Audit, this includes running our first STCW 10 Certificate of Safety Training. We are not currently listed on the AMSA website as a provider because we have not finalised our STCW 10 Audit. However if you wish to enroll in the STCW 10 full course and would like to contact AMSA to confirm our status please email me for a contact.

Once we complete this final process we will be able to conduct refresher courses in Brisbane using state[…]

AMSA launches SMS resource kit


In partnership with the Australian Maritime College, AMSA successfully launched the Safety Management System (SMS) resource kit in Hobart earlier this month.

The resource kit has been designed to help industry and commercial vessel operators comply with revised operational safety requirements. This is particularly important to meet the upcoming July 2015 date for passenger and hire and drive vessels.

Following on from the launch, AMSA will host a series of SMS training sessions for trainers as well as direct with industry in the coming months. ECA Martime College hope to be able to host one of these session at both[…]

Obtaining a Marine Licence


Many of our inquiries are from people who are new to the marine industry who find it difficult locating the correct information required to gain a marine licence. While there is a lot of information out there, putting it together can be a mind field. So we decided to write this post to assist new comers and any one interested in the marine industry in a bid to simplify the process.

Firstly we would ask you, “What do you want to do with your licence?”
If you want to work overseas then completing the Near Coastal courses and licences will[…]

Maritime College Brisbane 2015

We would like to welcome everyone to a new year, there are big plans for ECA Maritime College in 2015. As a part of our due diligence each December we research what our competitors are doing in the market place. It appears our Government Competitor have had to review their process and start charging like a commercial business. So we are happy to see we can compete not only with the additional service we provide, our course time frames but for the first time in 8 years we can now compete with our course fees. Our course fees have not[…]

Changes to Marine Tickets.


Marine Tickets – Domestic qualifications – Certificate of Competency

Under the new Part D of the National Standards for Commercial Vessels, people seeking or renewing a Certificate of Competency (Marine Tickets) will be able to apply for a five year National System certificate by meeting some simple requirements. Once issued, a Certificate of Competency will allow the holder to operate anywhere in Australian waters subject to the operational and distance limitations of the certificate. This means a person will no longer be required to seek recognition of their certificate before crossing state or territorial borders. For more information, please[…]

Why do we do what we do?

MED2 Classroom

ECA Maritime College was developed by mariners for mariners, it is important we only engage professional mariners to teach the future mariners of Australia.

There is a very well-known saying – “Those who can’t do, TEACH”

If you can’t do OR you don’t do OR you have lost your passion, you should not be teaching.

As professional mariners, our trainers will either be working with or sailing next to their graduates one day, they would look somewhat foolish if they got run over by one of their graduates. This combination has proven success, it is important not[…]

Welcome to ECA Maritime College

ECA Maritime College

Welcome to ECA Maritime College blog. With all the changes in the maritime industry and the confusion in the marketplace we decided to provide information to help clarify some of these. Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) will replace all state maritime authorities with regards to issuing near coastal licences and will be servicing the marine industry via the local marine authority office.
When a candidate completes their studies they will still be required to complete the additional requirements as per the guidance notices located on the AMSA website relevant to the marine licence being applied for. The major change to[…]