Anthony Beckett

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Anthony James Beckett

National Centre for Ports and Shipping

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  • 2008 – 2014 Commenced as an Associate Lecturer – Emergency Response Centre teaching and assessment programs.
  • 2014 Facilitated the commencement of STCW refresher training for seafarer emergency response programs.
  • 2014 – 2016 submitted an expression of interest and was successfully appointed Manager Emergency Response Centre, programs and line management of staff. This also required teaching emergency response programs.
  • 2016 – 2018 Managed Emergency Response Centre, Coastal Seafaring & VET Programs and line management of Staff. This also required teaching emergency response programs
  • 2019 – Lecturer within Maritime Operations & Coastal Seafaring.


Tony started his career with AMC in 2008 delivering and assessing fire related subjects for AMC & AMC Search student cohorts.

In 2014 an opportunity presented itself to manage the Emergency Response Centre that further exposed Tony to the full range of student and student educational needs. During this period closely working with AMC Search allowed maximum potential of the ERC to be realised with the introduction of mandated STCW refresher training.

In 2016 Tony was appointed through an expression of interest process a three-year term with the additional responsibility to coordinate the Coastal Seafaring programs, inclusive of staff line management, run concurrently with the ERC management responsibilities.

Both these appointments ended in 2019.

General Responsibilities

Teaching, unit co-ordination, short course design

Career summary


  • Diploma Management
  • Diploma Logistics
  • Diploma Occupational Health and Safety
  • Certificate IV Firefighting supervision
  • Certificate IV Competitive systems and Practices, (LEAN)
  • Certificate II Marine Operations Coxswain Grade 2 (Near Coastal)


Professional practice

  • Graduate Institution of Fire Engineers

Committee associations

  • Division Councillor National Tertiary Education Union

Administrative expertise

  • Management of diverse high risk/quality outcome/output work team


Design, delivery and assessment of Tertiary level emergency response programs from introductory through to advanced level with a practical applied final assessment.

Teaching expertise

  • Management
  • Safety
  • Hazard and risk identification and control
  • Confined Space work
  • Firefighting
  • Emergency Response Command and Control
  • Practical scenario based course delivery

Teaching responsibility

Tony delivers Introductory through to Management level mandated emergency response programs for Seafarers.

Tony has designed and delivered bespoke emergency response programs to suit onboard and ashore maritime related organisations, and Tony has worked with and assisted national and state regulatory organisations achieved their mandated response capability to ensure national safety compliance and capability in the area of emergency response and pollution control.

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Tony has delivered several domestic and international conference papers that have been developed around the current quality of seafarer training and the intended program outcomes. The focus being to identify of the mandated requirements fit the seafarers needs of today and indeed whether they are prepared and equipped with skill and knowledge in order to deal with the likely emergency response of today.

Research Themes

  • Maritime Seafarer Safety
  • Training
  • Seafarer Safety Course design
  • Firefighting equipment and resources

Fields of Research

  • Technical, further and workplace education (390308)
  • Transportation, logistics and supply chains (350999)
  • Education assessment and evaluation (390402)
  • Other education (399999)
  • Information systems development methodologies and practice (460905)
  • Logistics (350903)
  • Decision support and group support systems (460902)

Research Objectives

  • Occupational health (200507)
  • Water transport (270499)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Environmentally sustainable information and communication services (220299)
  • Other transport (279999)


Total publications


Conference Publication

(5 outputs)
2019Nguyen H-O, Gamage SH, Beckett A, Turner P, Taskhiri MS, et al., 'Team resilience in maritime emergency response: analytical framework and implications from accident report analysis', Proceedings of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) Conference, 30 October-1 November 2019, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 340-347. ISSN 2706-6762 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Nguyen H-O; Gamage SH; Turner P; Taskhiri MS; Nikolova N


2016Mackrill P, Gabites L, Beckett A, 'Confined space operations', Proceedings of IAMU AGA 17, 26-29 October 2016, Haiphong, Vietnam, pp. 180-187. ISBN 978-604-937-120-2 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Mackrill P; Gabites L

2015Beckett A, Douglas M, Gabites I, Khan FI, Lenthall P, et al., 'Will changed regulations in education and training, make for safer ships and ship crews, a critical reflection', Proceedings of the 16th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime universities, 7-10 October 2015, Opatija, Croatia, pp. 27-32. ISBN 978-953-165-116-5 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Douglas M; Gabites I; Khan FI; Lenthall P; Mackrill P


2014Beckett A, Douglas M, Gabites I, Mackrill P, 'Could introducing simulation into mandatory STCW short course programs be an innovative approach to assessing competence?', IAMU AGA 15 Looking Ahead Innovation in Maritime Education, Training and Research, 27 - 30 October, Australian Maritime College, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 186-197. ISBN 978-0-9806391-4-8 (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Douglas M; Gabites I; Mackrill P

2014Beckett AJ, 'Real time practice: The missing link between fire management techniques taught and preventative measures and training learnt and applied', Proceedings of the International Conference on Fire at Sea 2014, 26-27 March 2014, London, England, pp. 25-32. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
2013Beckett AJ, Mackrill PG, 'AMC: Change the Mindset of Confined Space Operations' Are you and your crew ready? You may think you are!'', ASA Anchor, Australian Shipowners Association, Australia, 2013, p. 28. (2013) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Mackrill PG

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Maritime accident prevention and emergency response remain one of the most challengingareas for research and training despite efforts made by researchers, industry, regulatory bodies.Conventional approaches to emergency response training have shown sub-optimal outcomes inunexpected escalating emergencies.Based on their work with NASA, Alliger et al (2015) have noted that approaches involving teamresilience are "clearly essential" for optimising emergency responses. More recently, teamresilience has been identified as an approach that improves personnel performance andoutcomes in escalating situations (Stevens et al., 2015, Hollnagel, 2017). Both of these factorssupport an investigation into the value of using team resilience to enhance conventionalapproaches to maritime accident and emergency response both in theory and in practice.
University of Tasmania ($4,500)
Grant- Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Taskhiri M; Nguyen H-O; Beckett AJ; Hirimbure Gamage S; Nikolova ND; Turner P