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Upcoming Straddle Carrier Operations and Maintenance Course

Robe Lake Butler Marina, SA – 11 Sep – 12 Sep

Robe Lake Butler Marina, on the sou-eastern coast of South Australia, has a brand-new Crib Point 40T Straddle Carrier and will be hosting the MIA’s next Straddle Carrier Operations and Maintenance course (SCOM) on the 11th and 12th of September

To register, email Lily Peel at

This two-day course includes:

  • Straddle Carrier Operation Health and Safety
  • Maintenance, Service & Pre-Start Checks
  • Slings & Vessel Stands
  • Machinery Operation and Communication
  • Basic Vessel Structure, Catching & Lifting Techniques
  • Blocking and Stabilising Vessels
  • Lifting & Returning Vessels to the Water

Online Training Courses & Webinars

Record Breaking Webinar!

Our recent webinar on Marina Maintenance and Management attracted an incredible turnout of 112 registrations, marking a new world record for MIA webinars.

MIA thanks Jayson McDonald CMM for presenting such an insightful and engaging webinar. In case you missed it, members can watch the webinar here.

Upcoming Online Courses & Webinars:

  • Berthing and Hall-out Agreements Webinar, a legal review – July 25th, Free for MIA members . Register Here.
  • Drones and Marina Security Webinar – September 26th, Free for MIA members . Register Here.
  • Emergency Preparedness course by Nautilus Marine. Register Here.
    • June 18th
    • August 29th
  • Oil Spill Response Course. Register Here.
    • July 23rd
    • October 17th

Registrations are Open for IMM and AMM Courses

  • Intermediate Marina Management Couse (IMM)

Darling Harbour, Sydney, 28 Jul – 1 Aug 2024

A four-day course residental course designed for marina managers and supervisors taking their  first steps in a career path leading to the globally recognised professional certification (CMO, CMM, CMP).

The IMM course includes topics such as action planning, emergency & environmental management, marketing, health and safety, insurance, law and leadership. Combined with a marina site tour and planning for marinas of the future, participants are able to prepare for the future needs of a marina.

For those visiting Sydney from further afield, this year’s IMM concludes on (Thursday 1st August) the opening day of the Sydney International Boat Show.

Register here

  • Advanced Marina Management Course (AMM)

Gold Coast, Seaworld Nara Resort, Queensland, 18 – 23 August 2024

This residential course will drive your management skills and thinking to a new level.  A strategic management course that will expand your skills across the broad spectrum of marina and business management.

The AMM course is a prerequsit for professional certification (CMO, CMM, CMP) and offers its graduates both a national and international business perspective on management issues, and a long-term network of international contacts to rely on in the future. Topics covered include strategic planning, financial management, capital planning, marina design and contruction, managing for profit and working with contractors and tenants.

The course concludes with a challenging, yet rewarding capstone projects that requires participants to use their learnings to develop a master plan for the redesign of an existing marina facility which will be inspected by participants prior to commencement of the project.

Register here 

For more courses, please check out the 2024 Marina Training Institute Calendar.