The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is a tertiary education institution based in Launceston, Tasmania. Launceston ( (short first vowel /ˈlɔːnsəstən/ is often incorrectly heard in other parts of Australia is a city in the north of the state of Tasmania, Australia
AMC is Australia's national centre for maritime education, training and research.
Mission: "The provision of the highest quality higher education, training and consultancy, and the conduct of research of international distinction, relevant to the needs of the maritime sector. "
It has two campuses located within 50km of each other in Northern Tasmania, each with different facilities and residence. It also runs the National Centre for Marine and Coastal Conservation at Point Nepean, Victoria. Point Nepean marks the southern entrance to Port Phillip Bay Victoria, Australia.
AMC caters for three streams of students:
The AMC's main campus is situated at Newnham, 6 kilometres from the centre of Tasmania's second largest city, Launceston. The Pacific Patrol Boat Program (PPB was created by Australia to provide small neighbouring South Pacific nations with a maritime surveillance capability The College Administration and the Faculty of Maritime Transport and Engineering are based at Newnham. Research facilities located at the Newnham campus include the towing tank, model test basin and cavitation tunnel. Cavitation is defined as the phenomenon of formation of vapour bubbles of a flowing liquid in a region where the pressure of the liquid falls below its vapour pressure
Investigator Hall is AMC's residence on the Newnham Campus and provides catered accommodation to both AMC and University of Tasmania students. The University of Tasmania (also abbreviated as UTAS UTas or Tas Uni is an Australian University, with three campuses in Tasmania. The residence is named after Matthew Flinders' ship HMS Investigator. Captain Matthew Flinders, RN (16 March 1774 – 19 July 1814 was one of the most successful navigators and cartographers of his age
The Beauty Point campus houses the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Environment. Research facilities located at Beauty point include the flume tank, Seafood Lab, Microbiology and Chemistry Lab and Post Graduate Research Facilities.
Endeavour Hall is AMC's residence on the Beauty Point Campus and provides catered accommodation to both AMC students. The residence is named after James Cook's ship HMS Endeavour. Captain James Cook FRS RN ( – 14 February 1779) was an English Explorer, Navigator and
The Australian Maritime College operates a number of training vessels including:
The AMC and the University of Tasmania, which shares the Newnham Campus, have established Project Unity. Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. The University of Tasmania (also abbreviated as UTAS UTas or Tas Uni is an Australian University, with three campuses in Tasmania. This project is examining the feasibility of integrating the two institutions with a working party established and a vision statement drafted. A Heads of Agreement was signed on October 16, 2006 and integration of the institutions is expected to commence on January 1, 2008 assuming the necessary legislation is obtained from the Federal and State Governments. This article describes the federal government of Australia See Australian governments for other jurisdictions The form of the Government of Tasmania is prescribed in its Constitution which dates from 1856 although it has been amended many times since then The AMC is expected to retain its own identity and some autonomy as a separate institute within the University of Tasmania once the integration is complete.