Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Operator meets the requirements of IALA VTS Operator C0103-1.
VTS Operator training comprises seven modules (Communication Coordination and Interaction, Legal Framework, Provision of VTS, Nautical Knowledge, Equipment, Human Factors, Emergency Situations). Each module deals with specific subjects that IALA has identified in C0103-1 as representing requirements or functions of a VTS Operator.
The training focuses on competence, using simulated exercises and assessments which have been designed to be representative of events and incidents likely to be experienced in a VTS Centre.
Note: in order to meet the IALA specified learning outcomes, within the nominated course duration the course will have a significant Recognition of Prior Learning process.
Persons who are interested in becoming VTS Operators and meet the entry prerequisites below.
To be eligible for enrolment in VTS Operator Training candidates must provide evidence of meeting one option from each element.
Element 1 - Vessel Traffic Services Experience or Local Port Services Experience
Element 2 - Maritime Qualifications
Element 3 - English
The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete* the course:
*100% attendance, full participation and completion of all exercises is required.
Approved as meeting the requirements IALA VTS Operator C0103-1.
Remote delivery incorporating VTS simulation. Please see the 'Remote Delivery Information' tab at the bottom of the page for further information.
This course is available on demand, delivered at various locations. To express interest, please contact us.
I attended AMC Search to complete Vessel Traffic Services Officer (VTSO) training and LOVED IT! The facilities are outstanding, the course delivery (content & pace) are brilliant and the teaching staff are world class.