The amount of knowledge is inextricably linked with the concept of competence. The competency assessment, therefore, should cover not only the direct technical requirements for the work, skills and tasks that must be performed, but should also reflect the broader aspects necessary to ensure full compliance with what is expected from the competent work of the person on board the vessel. This includes relevant knowledge, theory, principles and cognitive abilities, which to varying degrees underlie all levels of competence. It also covers professional skills in what to do, how and when to do it and why it should be done. When applied correctly, this will help ensure that the job candidate can:
- skillfully perform work on various vessels and in the most diverse circumstances;
- anticipate emergencies, be prepared for them and take the necessary actions to eliminate them;
- adapt to new and changing requirements.
OMTC offers an independent assessment of the competence of persons applying for a job or working on ships through online testing. Testing in an all-encompassing and adequate way will assess the competence of a person in accordance with the standards of competency of the STCW Code as amended, and will also determine compliance with the level at which the survey is conducted.