Qualification and Training
Maritime education and training generally consists of education of knowledge of defined theoretical subjects and training of skills in a number of practical short duration courses, in the training institutes plus a mandatory period of seagoing experience onboard ships.
Qualified seafarer should be able to demonstrate the competencies prescribed in the convention. These competencies are to be achieved through a combination of education and training plus practical experience.
Maritime career progression charts are designed to guide seafarers to the best route required to further their career.