The programme of model training courses developed out of suggestions from a number of IMO Member States, following the adoption of the 1978 STCW Convention, as amended.
Assisted by contributions from various Governments, IMO has designed the series of courses to help implement this Convention, as well as other IMO instruments, and further facilitate access to the knowledge and skills demanded by increasingly sophisticated maritime technology.
The courses are tools intended to assist Member States and other stakeholders to develop detailed training programmes and are flexible in application, since maritime institutes and their teaching staff can use them in organizing and introducing new courses or in enhancing, updating or supplementing existing training material.
The model courses each include an introduction, a course framework, a general outline, a detailed outline, the instructor manual and a section dealing with evaluation and assessment.
Model courses related to the 1978 STCW Convention, as amended, are being revised and updated after the adoption of the 2010 Manila Amendments.
More information regarding the list of IMO model courses can be found in the publication catalogue.