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The Australian Fisheries Academy was
established in 1997 and is an industry
training organisation providing training
to the seafood and maritime industries.
The brain child of Hagen Stehr AO, the
inaugural and current chair and well
known to readers of Ausmarine as the
Kaiser, it was established so that industry
could control its own training agenda. It
is headquartered in purpose-built facilities
on the waterfront at Port Adelaide, South
Australia and has another campus in the
fishing vessel marina at Port Lincoln,
Australia's largest and most diverse
fishing and aquaculture centre.
The Australian Fisheries Academy
provides comprehensive, hands-on
training for skippers (to Master 4 level)
and engineers (to MED 1 level), as well as
courses and traineeships in the fishing
operations, aquaculture, post harvest and
fisheries compliance sectors. It will also
offer STCW 95 Certificate in Sea Safety
courses in the near future to prepare for
the proposed Australian Maritime Safety
Authority (AMSA) managed national
jurisdiction for maritime qualifications.
The Academy prides itself on working
with industry to ensure that through
training it is better placed to meet the
many challenges now being confronted."
For further information contact:
Australian Fisheries Academy, South
Australia. Web: www.afa.edu.au
• Radio Telephony
• Restricted Coxswains
• Master V and IV (Skipper III & II)
• Marine Engine Driver III, II and I
• STCW 95 Certificate in Sea Safety
• Post Harvest
• Fish Filleting (1 night)
Seafood & MaritimeTraining
Australian Fisheries Academy offers the above training as well as
customised programs to suit individual company needs. For further
information or enquiries please contact the Academy on
1800 636 068 or 61 8 8303 2780 or visit our website www.afa.edu.au
The Australian Fisheries Academy offers highly-qualified, industry-specific training
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority
(AMSA) is taking over responsibility for
maritime training in Australia to align
itself with the requirements of STCW95.
They will take over the issuing of
certificates of competency within the
next three years.
AMSA has created a career pathway
called "T2T" -- "Tinnie to Tanker". The
pathway shows how to progress from
driving a small boat (6.5 metres) to a large
ship and allows the student to stop at their
chosen level. More information can be
found on the AMSA website.
OTEN offers courses from the beginning
at "General Purpose Hand", allowing the
student to work on commercial vessels as a
deckhand. This is an introductory course
and requires no previous experience.
Courses then progress up to the "Master
Under 500 ton" certificate, which qualifies
the participant to work on larger vessels, as
a Captain overseas or as a deck officer or
engineer on larger international ships.
OTEN courses are distance-based with all
course materials sent to students for their
studies with the exception of some texts
they may have to purchase.
For further information contact:
Open Training and Education Network
(OTEN), New South Wales.
Facilities are constantly upgraded at the Academy,
while staff members are drawn directly from industry
OTEN offers a start to a Career in the Maritime Industry
OTEN student Nicole driving 'Jerry Bailey'
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