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Dynamic Positioning Familiarisation / Awareness


The course is designed to provide an insight into Dynamic Positioning (DP). It outlines DP system components and the capabilities of DP equipped vessels. Course participants will become aware of the DP system’s individual elements and their practical use, as well as the effects of system failures and the concept of redundancy. The course follows the structure outlined in IMCA M 117 Rev. 3.

The course will also provide an insight into key guidelines and documentation affecting DP operations. The combination of these elements will enable participants to best utilise DP equipped vessels and understand their limitations.


The course is aimed at offshore project staff employed in project design and installation engineering. The course would also be beneficial for shore-based management of offshore vessel operating/managing companies including HR, Operations and Technical Managers. Also, those members of crew who are wanting to comply with IMCA/ Company guidance in relation to their role on board for example Dive Supervisors, Company Men, Rig Managers, etc. The course meets the requirements of IMCA M 117 Rev. 3 (June 2023)

Course Content

  • Elements of a DP system.
  • DP principles and modes of operation.
  • Position reference systems and sensors.
  • Reference system management in construction operations.
  • Power generation, distribution and management.
  • Vessel capabilities and redundancy.
  • Standards and operational guidelines.
  • DP vessel incident analysis.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

There are no specific LLN requirements for this course. The course is delivered in English.

Assessment & Competency Achievement

There is no formal assessment carried out at the completion of the course. 100% attendance and participation in the course is required. Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Training on completion of the course.

Course Duration

2 Days:
Day 1 8:30am to 4:30pm
Day 2 8:30am to 3:00pm

Course Fee and Additional Service Costs

$2,085.00 + GST

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course participants are required to agree with the Term and Conditions of enrolment. These terms and conditions are available on request from Perth Simulation Centre staff.