THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF SHIPBOARD PERSONNEL: POLICY OBJECTIVES AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Details are given concerning Australia's establishment of a four- year program intended to develop the commercial knowledge and professional skills needed for management positions aboard ship and ashore. The impact of shipboard technology, reduced manning, economic pressures and deregulation has made change essential to survival. Marine education and training is centralized in an excellent college in Tasmania, with "single point entry" for all newcomers to the industry. This provides identical basic training for all and a Certificate of Competency for those who complete the four-year program. The examination system includes exemptions in certain subjects for senior certificates. A distance learning scheme links the college with officers acquiring sea-time for senior certificates and an increasing number of "hands-on" short courses on modern ship operational systems are being offered.

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  • Pagination: 14p.

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  • Accession Number: 00659179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM