Employment in water transportation occupations is projected to grow faster than average for all occupations. Employment will also increase in and around major port cities due to rapidly increasing international trade
"The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish."
The course is designed for people who wish to make a career in the marine and offshore industries and who have either developed some experience in industry, maritime or otherwise, or have a sound academic basis or skills upon which to build.
During the course, in addition to gaining an understanding of the underlying principles upon which the industry is based, students will also gain confidence in the interpersonal and international cultural skills which are essential to senior roles in the maritime industries.
The human element and team performance is increasingly recognized as being fundamental to safe and efficient ship operations. The management and development of essential non-technical skills is known as ‘resource management’ and incorporates:
Social skills (ie, leadership and team working, communication, operating effectively in a multi-cultural environment, planning and coordinating skills to optimize work load management and delivery)
Cognitive skills (ie, problem analysis and solution delivery, well-judged risk aware decision making, and high-level situational awareness).
This suite of courses aims to hone these skills progressively, recognizing that such expertise is universally applicable both at sea and ashore, and is part of the lifelong learning of any seafarer.