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Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 Training Programs for Maritime Industry at ILO International Training Centre (ITC) in Turin and Online

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The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) entered into force on 20 August 2013. Capacity building is essential to ensure effective implementation of the Convention. The training provided by the ILO Maritime Labour Academy has already proved to be a crucial method to equip all interested parties and maritime stakeholders with in-depth knowledge of the requirements of the Convention and with the tools to effectively implement them.

A key feature of the ILO Maritime Labour training Activities (MLA) is its team which consists of maritime experts who were involved in the preparation of the Convention and practitioners from leading maritime safety agencies. These hands-on training and focused workshops are useful for Port State Inspectors, flag authorities, recognized organizations and representatives of ship operators and seafarers’ unions as well as numerous national legal counsel and other officials responsible for national legal implementation.


The ILO International Training Centre (ITC) in Turn, Italy is the training arm of the International Labour Organization. It runs training, learning and capacity development services for governments, employers' organizations, workers' organizations and other national and international partners in support of Decent Work and sustainable development.

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Training Programs




MLC 2006 Training Programs

  • Track 1 - Training of trainers and maritime inspectors in the application of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (2 weeks): The course aims to strengthen the capacity of trainers to train maritime labour inspectors in the MLC 2006, and ensure better quality and consistency in the inspection systems worldwide.
  • Track 2 -Workshop on national legal implementation of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (1 week): This workshop focuses on questions that may arise for personnel entrusted with implementing the MLC 2006 in national legal systems. It assumes a good knowledge of the Convention text but will also provide an overview of the MLC, 2006 requirements and model legal provisions.
  • Track 3 - Workshop for ship operators and officers on the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (3 days): The workshop will provide a good level of understanding of the requirements of the MLC 2006, with a focus on the on-board implementation of the DMLC Part II and other MLC, 2006 requirements.
  • Track 4b - Awareness-raising workshop on the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 for seafarers and seafarers' representatives (3 days): The workshop will review the main features of the ILO MLC 2006, with a focus on the on-board and on-shore complaint procedures.
  • Track 5 - Implementing the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 in the cruise industry (1-3 days): The course aims to strengthen the capacity of the cruise industry to implement the MLC, 2006. It will identify the main objectives and key concepts of the Convention needed for sound implementation by the cruise industry. It takes account of the flexibility provided for by the Convention as well as the rights and obligations of shipowners. The course is intended for internal auditors and human resource managers in the cruise industry.
  • Track 6 - Workshop on the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, for Recruitment and Placement services (3 days): The course aims to provide participants with a sound understanding of the requirements of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006, as regards placement and recruitment services and to make suggestions as to how those requirements may be implemented.
  • Track 7 - Distance Training on Reporting on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (12 weeks - Online): The 12-week online course will equip participants with the required skills to address difficulties in preparing and sending reports on national implementation of the ILO MLC 2006, in law and practice, due under the ILO Constitution. The online course is targeted to Government officials and representatives of shipowners’ and seafarers’ organizations involved in the reporting process.