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Maritime Training Council

Maritime Training Council

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Published by Elmer Saba Ereño
Maritime Training accreditation, requirements, services offered, council orders
Maritime Training accreditation, requirements, services offered, council orders

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Published by: Elmer Saba Ereño on Jul 22, 2013
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The Maritime Training Council (MTC) was established on May 1, 1984 pursuant to Letter of Instruction 1404 dated 1 May 1984, to give effect to the International Maritime Organization’sStandard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers 1978 Convention.The Maritime Training Council is attached to the Department of Labor and Employment.
Secretary of Labor & Employment
Commission on Higher Education (CHED)Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)Office of the President National Telecommunication Commission (NATELCOM)Technical Education & Skills Development Authority (TESDA)Department of Health (DOH)
Develop, formulate and prescribe standards of training for seafarers as prescribed by theconvention;Assist the ministry of education, culture and sports in regulating and supervising theestablishment and operation of seamen training centers throughout the country;Liaise and coordinate with international organizations particularly with the internationalmaritime organization as regards the training, upgrading and qualifying seafarers;
Formulate rules and regulations to implement the STCW of 1978;Prescribe and collect fees from the seamen training centers subject to clearance by the nationaltax research center and to be remitted to and will constitute as part of the seafarers welfare fund;Undertake special programs/projects in furtherance of the objectives of training and upgrading of seafarers; andStudy, evaluate and recommend to the ministry of education, culture and sports the number andmaximum enrolment of nautical schools to ensure that the graduates will have reasonableopportunity to be employed aboard ship after their graduation.
Ensure that all legal administrative measures taken and provide by the concerned governmentagencies and instrumentalities are appropriate and compliant to the convention, as amended;Ensure that the evaluation of the quality standards of the government instrumentalities involvedin the administration of the certification system, training courses and programs, examination andassessment carried out by or under the authority of that government instrumentality concerned,including the qualification of instructors and assessors are conducted;Be responsible to other state parties with respect to the Philippine compliance to the convention,as amended;Communicate to the international maritime organization (IMO) information required under regulation of the convention, as amended.
Step 1.Training Center shall submit a Letter of Intent, which shall state the course/s to beaccredited and other information that may be considered relevant.Step 2.Upon acknowledgement of the letter of intent by MTC, the training center shallfile its letter of application, which shall be accomplished in prescribed.Step 3.After requirements are fully complied, the training center shall be notified of thedate of inspection to verify and confirm conformance
Before the application for accreditation of a course program shall be considered for evaluation,the following shall be established in accordance with the existing government regulations:Legal authority to conduct trainingSafe occupancy of all buildings and structures used or occupied for training and related services.
Compliance with safety regulations required by the government as prescribed under MTCMemorandum Circular No. 04, Series of 1996.Measures to ensure the personal safety of trainees enrolled in hazardous training, including provision of a “group insurance scheme”.Accessibility to medical services at the training sites and classrooms as prescribed under MTCMemorandum Circular No. 04, Series of 1996.Library facilitiesPlan of training siteCertification of ownership of building or lease contractPayment of required filing feeAdministrative requirements as prescribed under MTC Memorandum Circular No. 18, Series of 1996
The 1995 amendments to the international maritime organization convention on standards of training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers (STCW 95) entered into force in 1997Convention aims to provide answers to the problems of bringing all seafarers up to the same highstandard of confidenceRequires government to submit detailed reports to the international maritime organization (IMO) by providing documentary evidence of compliance with the new training and certificationstandardsRequire flag states to undertake their own checks on training and competence, including the provision of competent lecturers and assessors and general improvement to the traininginfrastructure

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