The Great Barrier Reef International Marine College (IMC) provides purpose-built training facilities in a safe learning environment for the marine industry.
Facilities include a full mission bridge simulator, emergency response simulator, immersion pool and a galley.
Full Mission Bridge Simulator
Would you like to navigate a cargo ship into the busiest port in the world, or maybe anchor your yacht in a remote harbour somewhere in the Caribbean?
The Full Mission Bridge simulator places you at the helm of a replica vessel, providing realistic and practical training in a safe learning environment. It incorporates:
- D.N.V Class “A” Ships Simulator with full 270 o visuals
- Tug Bridge Simulator
- Navigation Lab with eight desktop part task bridges
- Charts Room
- Instructors Station
- Debrief Room
The simulator’s integrated database and hydro-dynamic software allows operators to modify the experience according to student requirements.
Digital models of 16 ports from around the world, including all major Australian ports, have been pre-programmed into this state-of-the-art system. It’s software also allows for the digital modelling of any other port not already programmed into the system.
The user may also develop digital models of any size marine craft, ranging from game fishing boats to ocean going oil tankers.
Emergency Response Simulator
The Emergency Response Simulator provides training for a variety of purposes including:
- Confined space
- Damage control (flooding)
- Gas detection
Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) run nationally accredited courses ranging from basic firefighting required for STCW 95 through to full confined space entry training which includes CPR Refresher, Breathing Apparatus & Confined Space Rescue Training.
Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET)
The Helicopter Underwater Escape and Sea Survival course teaches the skills and theory required to improve an individual’s chance of surviving a helicopter ditching into water.
The immersion pool is 15m x 10m and 4 metres deep. It is suitable for Elements of Shipboard Safety, a unit required as part of TDM20307 – Certificate II in Transport and Distribution (Coastal Maritime Operations – Coxswain).
The pool facility allows course participants to:
- Simulate on-board emergencies
- Launch and operate life-rafts
- Use on-board lifesaving equipment to learn survival techniques during periods in the ocean
- Use on-board lifesaving equipment to rescue a person from the water
Successful completion of this course is required for anyone working on-board commercial vessels.