Digital Learning on Training of Trainers and Maritime Inspectors on the Application of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

Training of trainers and maritime inspectors in the application of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

Digital Learning on Training of Trainers and Maritime Inspectors on the Application of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

9 May–10 June 2022
The course is available in English
Introduction to the course

This course aims to strengthen the capacity of trainers to train maritime labour inspectors in the MLC, 2006, and ensure better quality and consistency in inspection systems worldwide.

Who attends this course?

Trainers of maritime inspectors/surveyors, including labour inspectors with experience of maritime inspections; surveyors from classification societies that carry out maritime labour inspections on behalf of flag States and port States; representatives of seafarers' and shipowners' organizations.

Why should I join?

The e-learning course aims to share information and good practices in the implementation of MLC 2006 as well as the recent amendments to the Convention, in order to:

  • promote a sound application of the Convention at national and regional level;
  • strengthen the capacity of Competent Authorities to implement the MLC, 2006 by training a core group of inspectors and trainers with a good level of understanding of the Convention and of inspection techniques;
  • enhance cooperation and networking.
What will I gain from the course?

At the end of the e-learning course, participants should be able to:

  • demonstrate a good level of understanding of the MLC, 2006 and explain its key concepts, its implications and its practical application in the professional activity of maritime labour inspectors, including knowledge of the Guidelines for Flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and Guidelines  for Port State Control Officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006;
  • apply active learning methods in running workshops for maritime labour inspectors, using structured training materials expressly designed for the course and provided to participants;
  • adapt the training materials to their own national laws and local practices; and
  • organize, manage, facilitate, monitor and evaluate training activities for maritime labour inspectors in their own countries
What topics does this course cover?
  • The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and its Amendments:
    • Review of the relevant Articles,
    • Minimum requirements for seafarers to work on a ship,
    • Conditions of employment,
    • Accommodation, recreational facilities, food and catering,
    • Health protection, medical care, welfare and social security protection,
    • Compliance (including on-board and onshore complaint procedures).
  • Certification and inspection systems under the MLC, 2006;
  • Factors inspected: ship construction, facilities, and equipment (e.g. cabin size, bedding, sanitary facilities, ventilation, lighting, food and catering) and operational aspects (e.g. seafarers’ minimum age, medical fitness for duty, hours of work or rest, training, wages, medical care, occupational safety and health);
  • Training methodology and interactive strategies and presentation skills. 
How is the course organized?

Participants will have access to:

  • the E -Learning Modules (including exercises, case studies and evaluation);
  • a dedicated Forum;
  • the E –Library;
  • the thematic Webinars that will be take place using the ZOOM platform.
What methods and materials will be used?

Throughout the programme, innovative digital solutions will allow the participants to step back from their daily professional life and reflect on recent case studies.

  • The course runs at a distance on the ITCILO E-Campus.
  • Participation requires approximately 7 hours each week.
Who are the resource persons?

Experts from the International Labour Office and trainers from the ITCILO

Are there any fellowships?

A very limited number of fellowships are available to qualified candidates coming from eligible countries.

As an Organization dedicated to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, the ILO is taking a leading role in international efforts to foster gender equality. In line with this ILO focus, women are particularly encouraged to apply to ITCILO courses.

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