Azimuth Stern Drive Tug Course

From as low as $6950.00

Take the Helm of Your Maritime Career!

Enhance your skills with Maritime & Safety Training’s Azimuth ASD Tug Course. Designed for those with a Master up to 24 metres NC Certificate of Competency, this course is a must for anyone specialising in tug handling and manoeuvring.

This programme combines classroom instruction, simulator training, and hands-on training on the Vital Azimuth ASD Tug to give you the skills you need for safe and effective tug operations. It is led by industry expert Mitch Bollinger and takes place at our state-of-the-art Newcastle Centre of Excellence.

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Course Overview

Embark on an exciting journey of learning and skill enhancement with Maritime & Safety Training’s Azimuth ASD
Tug Course!

Led by the esteemed tug master and owner/operator of Bollinger Marine, Mitch, this course offers unparalleled
insights and hands-on experience in tug operation.

Set against the backdrop of our state-of-the-art Newcastle Centre of Excellence, this comprehensive course blends
face-to-face theory sessions, cutting-edge simulator training, and practical sessions aboard the Vital Azimuth ASD

Gain expertise in azimuth tug handling and master manoeuvring techniques under the expert guidance of
industry professionals.
Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your skills and advance your career in the maritime industry!

This course is designed for students who have achieved AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) requirements
for Master up to 24 metres NC Certificate of Competency.

Course Content

  • ASD Terminology
  • Features of an ASD Vessel
  • ASD Systems and Controls
  • Azimuth Stern Drive capabilities
  • Operational failures and Limitations
  • Interaction and Tug Safety
  • Principles of Maneuvering an ASD vessel
  • Open water Maneuvering
  • ASD Berthing maneuvers
  • Side Stepping
  • Towing Equipment
  • Escort towage methods.
  • Emergency preparation

Is This Course Right For You?

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Entry Requirements:

Master up to 24 metres NC Certificate of Competency. To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may require additional support to help you achieve your goals.

Due to physical requirements of this qualification the Learner must be physically fit.

Course Schedule

Monday, 6 May 2024 Friday, 10 May 2024
Monday, 3 June 2024 Friday, 7 June 2024
Monday, 1 July 2024 Friday, 5 July 2024
Monday, 29 July 2024 Friday, 2 August 2024
Monday, 26 August 2024 Friday, 30 August 2024
Monday, 23 September 2024 Friday, 27 September 2024
Monday, 11 November 2024 Friday, 15 November 2024
Monday, 9 December 2024 Friday, 13 December 2024

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

This is a Non- Subsidised & Non-Accredited course.

What people say?

I wasn't sure what to expect being first-cab-off-the-rank with MAST's new course in Basic Azimuth Handling and Manoeuvring, but I very quickly came to the realization that it was an excellent investment. Mitchell Bollinger demonstrates a mastery of azimuth/tug handling through his own skills and his theoretical knowledge. More importantly, he's one of those rare exceptions in industry who can transfer his knowledge and skill to others. ... In addition to all that, Mitchell is a genuinely good bloke who extends the offer of after-course support in pursuit of employment - including preparations for pre-employment testing in vessel handling. If you want to learn the basic handling and manoeuvring of an Azimuth Stern Drive vessel, I wholeheartedly recommend this course as an avenue to achieving that. If you have the aptitude, I have complete confidence that Mitchell will get you there.
~ Jason Ryan

How to Enrol

Option 1: Call now and speak to our friendly team to discuss the best options for your training.

Option 2: Simply fill out the enquiry form and one of our team will contact you to discuss the next steps and available course dates.

*Fees may vary due to prerequisite qualifications. Contact us for more information on what fee structure you may be eligible for.

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