Electro-Technical Officer Training Program
Approved by Norwegian Maritime Authority, NTC has designed the Electro-Technical Officer Cadet Structured Training Program to address the growing demands for competent ETOs onboard. The program enable the ETO candidates the desirable expertise of handling the complexity of electrical equipment of the vessel and to ensure its continuous operational efficiency and maintenance.
The conduct of this program is through a comprehensive and systematic institutional structured training and sea service experience to enable qualified candidates to comply with the competences for ETO specified in the Section A-III/6 of the STCW Code, and consequently enable them to obtain Certificate of Competency (COC) as Electro-Technical Officers in compliance with the requirements of Regulation III/6 of STCW ’78 Convention, as amended, from NMA.
The program covers a comprehensive range of technical and operational training, providing the required knowledge, understanding and proficiency leading towards certification as Electro-Technical Officer (ETO) in accordance with Regulation III/6, Section A-III/6 and Table A-III/6 of the STCW ’78 Convention, as amended.
II. Program Scheme:
The ETO Training Program is divided into three (3) major components, namely:
- Workshop Skills Training (five months institutional training)
- Seagoing Service (a minimum of nine months shipboard training)
- Assessment of Competence (certification of candidates as Electro-technical officer)
Workshop Skills Training:
- This program runs over a period of five (5) months.
- It consists of the different courses in accordance to STCW Approved Education & Training Program for ETO, accordingly grouped under the following clusters:
- Marine Engineering Systems
- Electrical and Electronic Systems
- Automation and Control Technology
- Ancillary Proficiencies
- During the training period ETO cadets are housed in a dormitory and are closely monitored for their discipline, character, attitude, and teamwork to prepare them both psychologically and physiologically in a ship-like environment.
- This module covers at least 9 months of shipboard training onboard participating company vessels.
- During the sea-time period (seagoing service) cadets shall be exposed to different tasks and activities relevant to operation and maintenance of various Electronic-Electrical and Automation equipment and machineries onboard.
Assessment of Competence:
- After successful completion of the seagoing service, a shipboard training assessment covering the accomplishment of Training Record Book (TRB) shall be conducted for the newly disembarked candidates.
- Respective ETO candidate shall undergo assessment of competence leading to issuance of Certificate of Competency (COC) for ETO.
- The assessment of competence shall be issued / administered by the Norwegian Maritime Authority
Electro-Technical Rating Training Program
NTC has designed the Electro-Technical Rating Cadet Structured Training Program approved by Norwegian Maritime Authority to prescribe the procedures and ensure full compliance with the requirements of STCW Chapter III, Regulation III/7 for mandatory minimum requirements for assessment and certification of electro-technical ratings serving on a sea going ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more.
This program deals with the training on specific skills and competence for the acquisition of required knowledge, understanding and proficiency leading towards certification as Electro-Technical Rating (Rating) in accordance with Regulation III/7, Section A-III/7 and Table A-III/7 of the STCW ’78 Convention, as amended. It has a total of 299 minimum training hours.
In addition, participants are required to complete the mandatory seagoing service under Regulation III/7, paragraph [2.2.2] based on the following: Not less than six (6) months of approved seagoing service, in any position in the engine department, which shall be evidenced by: Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book and Certificate of seagoing service from the company.
Upon successful completion of this training program, the participants are expected to have gained the knowledge, understanding and proficiency needed to perform, at the support level, the tasks, duties and responsibilities relating to Electrical, Electronic and Control Engineering at the Support Level; Maintenance and Repair at the support level; and Controlling the Operation of the Ship and Care for Persons on Board at the Support Level.
III. Training Certificate:
- A participant may complete this training program in modules. After successful completion of all the eight (8) modules of this training program, a Certificate of Completion (COP) shall be issued by Norwegian Maritime Authority.
- Certificate of Proficiency for Electro Technical Ratings shall have no expiration.