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Senior Advisor Certification

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Work type: full-time
Location: Flexible, Canberra, Coffs Harbour
Categories: Seafarer Certification Service

$129,672 - $150,325 + 15.4% superannuation

Coffs Harbour and Canberra based




AMSA is responsible for the safety of international shipping and domestic commercial vessels, protection of the environment from ship sourced pollution and search and rescue nationally. Our operations are diverse from regulating fishers off the beach to 350 metre liquefied natural gas tankers, and everything commercial in between, helping protect Australia’s precious marine environments like the Great Barrier Reef from the impacts of shipping, to rescuing yachties in far flung parts of Australian waters. AMSA does everything from developing policy and regulation, to approvals and compliance, and incident management.

We work with a range of stakeholders across governments, industry and the community reflecting the complexity, challenges and opportunities in our work. Our vision connects them all and inspires our talented people to make a real difference every day – “Safe and clean seas, saving lives”

AMSA offers unique and interesting career opportunities, and we employ around 440 people across Australia.  To learn more about our organisation please visit our website.



At AMSA we acknowledge the value diversity brings. Given the diversity of our role and our impact and influence on communities right across Australia, it is essential that we can draw on the diversity of our people in order to successfully deliver against our mission as a regulator of “ensuring safe vessel operations, combatting marine pollution and rescuing people in distress”.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, people with a disability and people from other diverse backgrounds. You can find more information about AMSA diversity and inclusion initiatives set out in our Diversity and Inclusion Plan here.



As the Senior Advisor Certification, you will be responsible for the administration of near coastal registered training organisations (RTO’s) and near coastal certification. This role will see you conduct training seminars, chair meetings, lead discussions and represent AMSA at meetings, conferences and seminars. You will develop and implement training policies and provide guidance and instruction in relation to the policies to both AMSA staff and industry. You will be expected to travel within Australia.

In this role, you will prepare replies to ministerial requests, government correspondence and liaise with industry and maritime training organisations.

Reporting to the Head of Seafarer Certification, you will be part of a dynamic and fast-paced team.



To be successful in this position you will hold an Australian certificate of competency as Marine Engineer Class III NC or Master <80 m NC or Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 NC and Master < 35 m NC.

You will be well adept in internal and external audits of RTO quality systems and possess strong written and verbal communication skills and hold TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent.

You will have experience operating in a training or regulatory environment as well as experience at a senior level on near coastal domestic vessels.


For a full list of prerequisites and required capabilities for this role, please refer to the position description.



Please complete your application on our website via the Careers at AMSA page by 11:55pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021. You will need to provide:

  • your resume
  • a brief cover letter (maximum 800 words) outlining what you will bring to this role.

If you are having difficulties or have questions about our online recruitment system, please contact Human Resources on

Previous applicants do not need to apply.

Under the AMSA Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019, an appointee’s commencement salary will normally be based on the minimum salary point for each classification level.

Position Description

Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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