Reviewing human resources development strategies of merchant navy seafarers in South Africa and Australia

Shaun Ruggunan, Samrat Ghosh, Marcus Bowles

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to review human resources development strategies for merchant navy seafarers in two southern hemisphere countries: South Africa and Australia. This is done by assessing the labour market and training contexts for seafarers in both these countries. Through its empirical comparative focus, this paper provides HRD insights into current practices in South Africa and compares these findings with evidence from Australia. Through foundation work in South Africa and comparative analysis with Australia this article identifies significant 'common causes' and challenges facing both countries in their efforts to comply with 'outmoded' STCW training requirements and the lack of training berths on compliant vessels servicing these respective countries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLooking ahead : innovation in maritime education, training and research
Subtitle of host publication15th Annual General Assembly International Association of Maritime Universities, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, 27-30 October, 2014
EditorsDev Ranmuthugala, Barrie Lewarn
Place of PublicationTasmania
PublisherAustralian Maritime College
Pages152-162
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780980639148
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event15th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities, IAMU AGA 2014 - Looking Ahead: Innovation in Maritime Education, Training and Research - Launceston, Australia
Duration: 27 Oct 201430 Oct 2014

Other

Other15th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities, IAMU AGA 2014 - Looking Ahead: Innovation in Maritime Education, Training and Research
CountryAustralia
CityLaunceston
Period27/10/1430/10/14

Keywords

  • Australia
  • Authentic assessment
  • Human Resources Development
  • Seafarers
  • South Africa
  • Training berths

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