Electro-Technical Officer Structured Training Program
Approved by Norwegian Maritime Authority, NTC has designed the Electro-Technical Officer 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