Nearly every industry today uses professional development programs to keep their professional workforce up to speed on the latest changes in the industry. 

From January 1st 2017 all AIMS members are required to provide evidence of their professional development activities on an annual basis. The AIMS professional development policy approved at the 2016 Council and the CPD form is available for download here. AIMS Professional Development Policy and Record.pdf

Throughout each year AIMS conducts a range of professional development programs and information sessions that deal specifically with marine surveying practices, legislation and new reforms that will impact on marine surveyors. Keep an eye out on our event calendar on the home page. 

Professional development programs, whether via distance learning, in a classroom situation or at conferences with expert speakers, is a great way to stay competitive in an ever-changing professional landscape.

AIMS also offers professional development courses throughout the year via distance learning however half day workshops can be scheduled throughout 2019.  


Blue Water Bridging

This short course has two units/modules and is aimed at providing Blue Water surveyors with foundation knowledge of the National Law and the requirements for statutory surveys of vessels under 60 metres.

The course is comprised of two units covering the National Law and Regulations for providing statutory surveys for Domestic Commercial Vessels and how to identify factors that affect a commercial vessel’s fitness for purpose. 

Member specials available until the 30th April. Click here to register. 

Non AIMS members please email for more information


Maritime Law, Investigations and Expert Witness

This short course has two units / modules and is designed to give students the underpinning knowledge in how to carry out investigations of both Domestic and Blue Water vessel incidents as well as providing expert witness statements in judicial or quasi-judicial setting. 

Member specials available until 30th April. Click here to register.

Non AIMS members please email for more information


Marine Warranty Surveys

This course (one unit) provides the learner with information on warranty clauses, identifying and mitigating risks, developing and implementing appropriate survey procedures. It includes foundation knowledge of the marine warranty insurance industry, the role of the marine surveyor in warranty surveys, confirming the scope of services and ensuring that survey tasks are carried out in accordance with the warranty. 

Member specials available until 30th April Click here to register.

Non AIMS members please email for more information

On / Off Hire Surveys

This course (one unit) covers the survey procedures required to carry out and on/off hire survey and inspect cargo holds, weather decks, cargo handling areas, and cargo cranes/gear. It also provides the knowledge required to undertake the sounding of bunker fuel tanks and calculate the amount fuel on board at the commencement or conclusion of a charter.

Member specials available until April 30th. Click here to register

Non AIMS members please email for more information

Implement WHS Requirements for Marine Survey Tasks

This course (one unit) covers the skills and knowledge required to conduct work health and safety (WHS) risk management processes for marine survey tasks. It applies to all sectors of the industry

Member specials available until April 30th. Click here to register

Non AIMS members please email for more information

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