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The Australian Coast Guard Maritime Academy (ACGMA) provides commercial Coxswain, Master <24 and Shipboard Safety training to the maritime industry in Australia.

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the qualifications we issue are nationally recogised. Click here for further information on the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

We are also an Accredited Provider of Maritime Training for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), being the commercial licensing authority in Australia, so our courses are not only nationally recognised, but are also accepted by AMSA for the issue of commercial marine licences. Click here for further information on AMSA approved training providers.

Our courses are run in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Townsville. See our course calendar for the upcoming course dates.



I undertook a Certificate III course with Robin Hood in December 2014 which lead to the acquisition of an AMSA issued Certificate of Competency, Master <24m NC. Robin’s well prepared and carefully presented instruction, demonstrated his long experience in the maritime industry. His ability to blend theory and practice drawn from commercial operations, and volunteer activity in marine rescue, is a great advantage to students coming from a wide range of backgrounds. He has the skills and insight to shape learning activity so that it is relevant to this array of individual skills and experience.  John Burge