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.
STEPS IN APPLYING FOR ACCREDITATION
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
PRE-REQUISITES FOR ACCREDITATION
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.