This certificate program has been developed for cruise ship employees. Learners will be given a complete breakdown of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) and shown how to apply and maintain the requirements of the Code onboard their respective ships.
The Maritime Labour Convention 2006, (MLC 2006) otherwise known as the Seafarers' Bill of Rights, was established by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in 2006 and entered into force in 2013.
The Convention sets out seafarers' rights to decent living & working conditions and helps to create fair competition for shipowners.
This certificate program has been developed for current and aspiring cruise ship employees and/or anybody supervising those working onboard cruise ships.
What will I learn?
Learners will be provided with a complete breakdown of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, using simple language and relevant examples, and will be shown how to apply and maintain the requirements of the Code onboard their respective vessels.
We will also highlight any issues that could potentially arise within the various shipboard departments and look at industry best practice, with regards to ensuring compliance with international regulations. The material will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and resources you need to thoroughly prepare for internal and external audits and ensure they are a success.
The training is conducted online through Zoom and led by a subject matter expert. Monthly classes accommodate a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 20 students. Each live session lasts approximately 3 hours. Upon completion, participants gain complimentary (lifetime) access to the Cruise Academy MLC Portal. The portal offers links to additional reading materials, MLC updates and flag state bulletins, as well as editable templates and checklists. Moreover, delegates gain access to the community Q&A section, featuring frequently asked questions and real-life scenarios with recommended approaches.
Optional certification is available for those who desire a Certificate of Achievement. Students can opt to take a short assessment (at no additional cost) consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions, within 7 days after the live training. To receive the Certificate of Achievement, a minimum score of 70% must be attained.
Who should complete the course?
The learning material has been developed for anybody working on cruise ships, but is especially beneficial for: