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Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Operator (V-103/1) meets the requirements of IALA VTS Operator V-103/1.
VTS Operator training comprises eight modules (Language, Traffic Management, Equipment, Nautical Knowledge, Communication Coordination, VHF Radio, Personal Attributes and Emergency Situations). Each module deals with specific subjects that IALA has identified in V-103/1 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.
Current VTS Operators who meet the 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
International Candidates: Please provide evidence of maritime qualifications and work history for consideration.
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 V-103/1.
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.