Updating Officers in charge Course for Deck Function 1 - PART A
The course covers certain KUPs leading to Management Level Deck competencies that are now incorporated in the new Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT) curriculum to align and prepare the aforementioned Officers in taking the new management level course for marine deck officers.
The course complies with the requirement of paragraphs  and  of Regulation I/11 STCW 1978 as amended and in consonance with Regulation I/15 of the Manila Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978.
The course aims to produce Officers In Charge of a Navigational Watch whom has met the requirements of Regulation II/1 of the Manila Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 and achieved the competencies stipulated in Section A-II/1 of the STCW Code.
The course is open to all Officers in Charge of a Navigational Watch or Operational Level Deck Officers.
A trainee who has already completed training on the 'Operational Use of Electronic Chart Display and information System (ECDIS)' are exempted from the training requirements under Function 1, Module 2 of this updating training, provided that such training is approved by the government of the Philippines and the corresponding Certificate of Training Completion thereof is duly presented. However, if such trainee so intends to retake the aforesaid module, he may do so.