According to a study, 'the seafarers’ competency has been considered an important factor in ensuring the safety of ships and their crews. This is one of the factors recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in dealing with the maritime accidents due to human error, and as a result, the IMO put a lot of effort in the establishment and revision of the Standard of Training, Certificate and Watchkeeping (STCW) 1978 for seafarers to reduce maritime accident rate which largely contributed by human error in approximately 80 to 85 % of maritime accidents. Two important factors that affect skills, ability and competence are education and training; hence, the Competency Based Education and Training (CBET) is a perfect example of learning higher-level skills, the acquisition of knowledge, and the understanding and development of broad based courses'.
In that study it mentioned that 'the role of knowledge transfer to the job requirement and acquiring competence lies in the Maritime Educational and Training (MET) institutions conducting courses to which has the criterion for CBET. However, the maritime education and training system had not helped any knowledge transfer to the job requirement, but instead, it tends to focus on passing competency examinations. The amendment on STCW in 2010 was aimed at enhancing the seafarer’s competency and this has been the responsibility of the Member State of the STCW such as Malaysia, to implement and execute it. Nevertheless, it is the employers’ responsibility to ensure that the seafarer whom they engage is qualified. No matter how many amendments made by the IMO on the STCW, a negative perspective towards the credibility of a license still exist among employers, whereby they could not trust a seafarer who holds a particular license is competent for the position; hence, they practice a doubling up strategy until they gain confidence on the seafarers’ capabilities'
Is it true that MET Institution are looking for quantity rather than quality ?
Berikut adalah Institusi yang telah diluluskan oleh Jabatan Laut untuk makluman anda. Maklumat ini diambil dari laman web Jabatan Laut untuk dikongsikan bersama.
Perlu di ambil perhatian, kursus-kursus yang ada dalam senarai setiap METI adalah berpandukan STCW sahaja dan tidak termasuk keperluan Offshore atau Oil and Gas.
KONVENSYEN STCW 78 SEPERTI DALAM PINDAAN DLL
TRAIN TO THE TRAINER
KOD ANTARABANGSA BBMA
KOD ANTARABANGSA SAKP / PKA