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Vessel Traffic Services Operator Training Basic Course (VTS)

Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Operator (V-103/1) meets the requirements of IALA VTS Operator V-103/1.

Maritime Training Institute is pioneer training center for Vessel Traffic Services Operator Training Basic Course (VTS) in Pakistan. We also offer this course to overseas candidates. 

VTS Operator training comprises eight modules
1. Language,
2. Traffic Management,
3. Equipment,
4. Nautical Knowledge,
5. Communication Coordination,
6. VHF Radio,
7. Personal Attributes and
8. Emergency Situations).

Each module deals with specific subjects that IALA has identified in V-103/1 as representing requirements or functions of a VTS Operator.
The training focuses on competence, using simulated exercises and assessments which have been designed to be representative of events and incidents likely to be experienced in a VTS Centre.

Note: in order to meet the IALA specified learning outcomes, within the nominated course duration the course will have a significant Recognition of Prior Learning process.


Persons who are interested in becoming VTS Operators and meet the entry prerequisites below.


To be eligible for enrolment in VTS Operator Training candidates must provide evidence of meeting one option from each element.

Element 1 - Vessel Traffic Services Experience or Local Port Services Experience
Option 1: Maritime training Institute customized course Introduction to Port Operations.
Option 2: Additional recognition of prior learning can be assessed on a case by case basis.

Element 2 - Maritime Qualifications
Option 1: STCW Certificate of Competency Regulation 11/3; or Australian NSCV Master <24m near coastal (NC); or equivalent;
Option 2: Maritime training Institute customized course V-103/1: Chart work and Nautical Knowledge; and hold either a SROCP-Short Range Certificate of Proficiency (min) requirement) or LROCP

Element 3 - English
Option 1: A statutory declaration from an employer of English proficiency to the level 'modest user' or above;
Option 2: IELTS test results of level 5 or equivalent

Vessel Traffic Services VTS Course 2


The certificate will be issued by Maritime Training Institute to participants who successfully complete* the course:

  • IALA approved V-103/1 Vessel Traffic Services Operator

*100% attendance, full participation and completion of all exercises are required.


35 HRS (8 DAYS) and runs from 0900 to 1700 Hrs over 5 days.

Teaching and learning utilizes the latest TRANSAS/WARTSILA
VTS simulator and is based on real life VTS settings.


For Local Candidates: PKR 75,000/-

For Overseas Candidates: USD 1,500/-