On March 20, 2017, the Government issued the Decree No. 29/2017/ND-CP dated March 20, 2017 of the Government on conditions for seafarer’s training facilities and seafarer’s recruitment and placement service providers.
Within that, the most important regulations is the conditions for seafarer’s training facilities. In particular, training facilities and equipment shall meet the purposes and scope of training of each seafarer training program and comply with National Technical Regulation issued by the Minister of Transport; a certification of quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001 is issued by a certification body; an electronic database of management of seafarer’s certificates for the searching purpose is available in accordance with STCW Convention.
Besides, a training facility must have sufficient lecturers and instructors that meet number requirement of each training program, in which at least 50% of tenured lecturers and instructors are available for each training program; a theoretical lecturer must obtain at least a bachelor’s degree in any of majors consistent with subjects or majors as assigned, or obtain a pedagogical certificate; a practical lecturer or instructor must obtain at least a main instructor certificate issued by International Maritime Organization (IMO) or an organization recognized by IMO in accordance with STCW Convention for particular type of training program as prescribed by the Minister of Transport…
Another important content is the regulations on revocation of certification, accordingly, a training facility shall have its Certification revoked when it does not provide any seafarer’s training course within 18 months from the date on which the Certification is issued; it falsifies information deliberately when applying for issuance of the Certification…
This Decree takes effect on July 01, 2017.
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