Graduates of seven South Australian TAFE programs will now qualify for automatic entry into the Australian Maritime College.
The new education pathway was launched between the two organisations at an event in South Australia last week.
AMC Principal Michael van Balen AO said the flexible education pathway aimed to encourage students to complete the courses they needed to qualify for future jobs.
"Under the new pathway graduates of seven TAFE SA programs now qualify for automatic entry into the Australian Maritime College's world-famous degree programs," he said.
The news follows AMC's formal partnership with the South Australian-based Naval Shipbuilding College, with several AMC courses officially endorsed by the college to help filter future naval workers into the federal government's Naval Shipbuilding Plan.
It's estimated that up to 15,000 jobs will flow from the continuous construction of a new fleet of 12 offshore patrol vessels, nine Hunter Class anti-submarine frigates, 12 future submarines and 21 Pacific patrol boats.
Mr van Balen said the maritime industry was in a transformative phase.
"The shipyard of the future is becoming increasingly digitised and the demand for people with advanced skills and capabilities has intensified," he said.