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VTS On-the-Job Instructor ( OTJI) Course


3-day course that covers the knowledge and practical competence required by an Instructor of On-the-Job Training for VTS Personnel.

The course meets the requirements of IALA Model Course V-103/4.

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Aboa Mare Maritime Academy Training Center. Turku, Finland

Training method

Theory lessons

Upon completing this training,
the participant will

  • Understand on-the job-training
  • Be familiar with formal evaluations
  • Know how to make recommendations
  • Be prepared to develop the OJT-education
  • How to provide the OJT programme, taking into account the requirements of the Competent/VTS Authority
  • How to review and update the contents of the OJT programme
  • How to assess the trainee’s personal ability and adapt the OJT programme accordingly
  • How to monitor and assess the trainee’s progress and document this in the trainee’s task book
  • How to provide feedback about the trainee’s performance to the VTS Supervisor and/or Manager and
  • How to report all pre-OJT training deficiencies to the VTS Supervisor and/or Manager
  • How to manage adult instruction methods and techniques
  • All our VTS instructors have extensive experience in providing VTS courses.
  • Our VTS training has been accredited by the competent authority since 2005 and is waiting for a Nautical Institutes accreditation.
  • We have provided VTS training for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) SAFEMED projects since 2015.
  • The VTS simulator at Aboa Mare is userfriendly and it’s easy to learn how to operate the basic functions. This gives more time to focus on the relevant topics in the exercises.
  • We have participated in the renewal process for edition 2 of Model Course V-103/1.
  • We have trained most of the VTS personnel in Finland that monitor the challenging archipelago and difficultly navigated fairways leading to the Finnish ports.
  • Many VTS teams from the Nordic countries and international non-European VTS teams have been trained by us.
Course codeVTS V-103/4
Course titleVTS OJTI Course V-103/4
Student profileIntended for VTS station supervisors or a designated OJT Instructors.
PrerequisitesV-103/1 –VTS operator’s certificate
Training personnelExperienced VTS instructors fulfilling the requirements by the competent authority.
Course complianceThe course fulfils the recommendations of the IALA Model Course V-103/4
AssessmentKnowledge, competences and skills are assessed through a written exam
CertificationParticipants completing the course successfully will be issued a course certificate.
Individual course
Max/min participants9/3
Flag approval-
Course recognition by flag state-
Other approvalsApproved by the competent authority

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