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Maritime Labour Convention 2006
for Ships' Masters

The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 provides protection at work for the world's seafarers. It sets out seafarers' rights to decent conditions of work on a wide range of subjects, aiming to apply globally and be easy to understand and follow. It replaces almost 70 existing conventions and regulations, benefitting shipowners with a clear, consistent set of standards with which all must comply. The Convention is the result of several years of work by shipowners and their representative organisations, national governments and seafarers' trades unions, working together under the umbrella of the International Labour Organization (ILO). It was adopted in 2006 at an ILO Labour Conference, involving over 1,000 delegates representing shipowners, seafarers and over 100 governments.

This training course provides an outline of the purpose of the Convention, what it contains and how it works. It encourages thought and understanding about what it means for the individual and their role within their organisation. It offers the opportunity to get up to speed with the legislative changes of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 and the implications it will have on all those working in Videotel Marine International the shipping industry. Enrolling on this program demonstrates enhanced knowledge of the Convention and enthusiasm for the new challenges and opportunities it poses.

Course outcomes

Those who successfully complete the program will:

  • Understand the details of how the Convention affects them
  • Review the steps which need to be taken to ensure that their ship complies with the Convention's requirements

Mode of delivery

This course is delivered using interactive Computer Based Training (CBT). Students follow easy on-screen instructions to progress through the course. The program contains text with (optional) English language voiceover, still photographs, video clips and animations. Additional training is also available from Videotel in the form of a video and accompanying workbook, or as a course from the Videotel Academy

Final Test

At the end of the course there is a Final Test to check knowledge of the material within the course. This interactive test is taken online and the score recorded to our secure online database. There is also provision to print a test certificate for your records. The final test completion certificate should be printed and authenticated* by a supervisor before being submitted to Videotel.


A candidate who would like to gain a certificate must first enrol with Videotel. The candidate will need to submit all the necessary documentation and meet the minimum criteria in assessment. Make sure that you contact Videotel at the outset to find out the enrolment and certification process by e-mail to courses@videotel.com

Standard Level Certification

At this level, assessment is based on the Final Test.

Advanced Level Certification

At this level the candidate must include authenticated hard copies of the assignment.


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