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    Maritime Training

    Specialist Courses and Services

Training Credentials

Pivot Maritime International is a recognised leader in maritime training, specialising in navigation and simulation training.

A Recognised Training Organization (RTO) under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

Approved to conduct STCW and other specialist courses for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

Accredited as an IALA VTS Training Organization

Approved by various manufacturers for navigation, equipment, and vessel familiarization training

5 Day Course

STCW ECDIS General Operator’s Course

AMSA approved course taught in accordance with STCW 2010, AMSA Marine Order 70 and IMO Model Course 1.27. Incorporates Furuno type-specific ECDIS training, allowing graduates to earn both an AMSA ECDIS certificate and a Furuno ECDIS certificate. Pivot's portable simulators allow this course to be taught at any location required by the client.

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STCW ECDIS General Operator’s Course

STCW ECDIS General Operator’s Course Details

  • AMSA approved, suitable for all mariners Master IV up to Master I 

  • Taught in accordance with STCW 2010, AMSA Marine Order 70 and IMO Model Course 1.27

  • Highly practical course, with every student having exclusive use of their own ECDIS simulator which has a Furuno type-specific ECDIS (FEA/FMD) and full simulation capability (simulator visual display, conning and manoeuvring controls, radar and other navigational equipment and communication systems)

  • All assessments are conducted on full mission bridge simulators with full access to bridge integrated navigational equipment and manoeuvring controls and systems

  • Course is taught by experienced mariners and instructors who are approved by AMSA

  • Successful candidates earn two certificates: an AMSA ECDIS certificate and a Furuno ECDIS certificate

  • Training is conducted at Pivot in Tasmania, but portable ECDIS simulators allow training to be conducted at any location required by clients (eg onboard a vessel)

Furuno Type-Specific ECDIS Course

2 Day Course

Furuno Type-Specific ECDIS Course

Approved training for Furuno FEA/FMD ECDIS systems. Highly practical, with participants trained on dedicated ECDIS simulators with full mission capability, real controls and Furuno ECDIS equipment. Using Pivot's portable ECDIS simulators, training can be conducted at any location of the client's choosing.

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Furuno Type-Specific ECDIS Course Details

  • Approved training for Furuno FEA and FMD 3200/3300/3100 ECDIS systems

  • Introduces participants to the basic operations of FEA/FMD systems in accordance with Furuno operation and training manuals

  • Highly practical, with participants trained on Pivot simulators equipped with Furuno ECDIS and real navigation equipment

  • Training conducted at Pivot in Tasmania, but portable ECDIS simulators allow training to be conducted at any location required by clients (eg onboard a vessel)

  • If desired, FEA/FMD training can be integrated into the STCW ECDIS General Operator's Course


3 Day Course

Vessel Handling for Azimuth Thrust Propulsion Systems (AziPro) Course

Introduces participants to basic vessel handling manoeuvres for azimuth thrust propulsion systems. Pivot's portable vessel handling simulators allow training to be conducted at any location required by the client. 

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Vessel Handling for Azimuth Thrust Propulsion Systems (AziPro) Course

AziPro Course Details

  • Training on basic manoeuvres for controlling, steering and positioning a vessel

  • Manoeuvres must be learned in sequence, and competence in each manoeuvre must be demonstrated before moving on to the next manoeuvre

  • Demonstrated competence in all manoeuvres is required to pass the course

  • Combines theory with practice, with training and assessment conducted in a highly realistic simulation environment using Pivot's vessel handling and full mission simulators

  • Training conducted at Pivot in Tasmania, but Pivot's portable vessel handling simulators allow training to be conducted at any location required by clients

Intermediate and Advanced AziPro Training

Training on intermediate and advanced vessel handling manoeuvres can also be arranged. Please contact us for more information.

Tug Masters Operations Audit

Course Duration - As Required

Tug Masters Operations Audit

Practical on-site training conducted as an operations audit to train and test tug masters on tug handling manoeuvres required for port operations. Involves onboard training and simulation training under the expert guidance and supervision of a Training Master. 

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Tug Masters Operations Audit Details

  • Training conducted as an audit of tug masters' competence in handling tugs operating in a given port

  • Combines onboard and simulation training: Onboard training is conducted on tugs working at a given port. Simulation training uses Pivot's portable tug simulators that model the simulation environment required by the client (specific tugs, target ships, port environment).

  • Audit is conducted by a highly experienced Training Master 

  • Tug manoeuvres must be learned in sequence, and competence in each manoeuvre must be demonstrated before moving on to the next manoeuvre

  • Demonstrated competence in all manoeuvres is required to pass the audit

For further details about specific courses, please contact us or click on the relevant link in the list of courses.

1 Day Course

ECDIS for Shore-Based Personnel

A highly practical demonstration of ECDIS requirements designed for shore-based personnel who need to know the requirements of ECDIS and/or conduct ECDIS related tasks ashore.

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4 Week Course

Vessel Traffic Services Operator Training

IALA approved and taught in accordance with the IALA model course V103/1. Course graduates are expected to be able to perform VTS operations, supervise waterway traffic, schedule shipping movements, contribute toward effective teamwork at the VTS Centre, communicate effectively and respond to emergency situations in compliance with VTS port procedures and maritime legislation, and use VTS equipment for the safe and efficient delivery of VTS services. Credits for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) available.

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3 Week Course

Vessel Traffic Services Supervisor Training

IALA approved and taught in accordance with the IALA model course V103/2. Builds on knowledge and skills gained for the VTS Operator Training and prepares participants for advanced VTS responsibilities and VTS supervisory roles. 

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3 Day Course

Coastal Pilot Professional Development Course (PDC)

AMSA approved course designed to meet the requirements for coastal pilot professional development as outlined in AMSA Marine Orders. Applicants must provide documentary evidence of a valid Coastal Pilot Licence issued by AMSA. Course graduates will gain exemption from components of the Master Deck Revalidation Course.

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4 Day Course

Bridge Resource Management

AMSA approved course designed to introduce participants to the fundamentals of bridge resource management, focusing on what is required of bridge personnel to reduce errors and omissions in bridge operations and to ensure smooth, efficient and safe vessel operations. 

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