The department of lifelong learning at University College of Sports, Tourist and Maritime Management Aspira is organizing a training program for marina managers and other personnel at the marina.

Aspira – University Collage of Sport, Management and Design from Split is organizing a training program for marina managers.

The aim of the program is to enable marina managers to acquire new knowledge and skills in modern marina management as well as to formalize the previously acquired knowledge and experience in order to improve the quality of operation in their marinas.

This training program has been approved by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia.

The training program includes the following topics:

  • Function of management in marina,
  • Modern marketing strategy of nautical tourism
  • Financial indicators of the operation of marina,
  • Assessment of financial risks (Risk management by DNV&GL),
  • Modern technical conditions of navigation and operations in marina,
  • Legal aspects of nautical tourism,
  • Ecology of nautical tourism (Sustainable eco-system in marina, BALMAS Project),
  • Competitiveness of Croatia in terms of nautical tourism,
  • Trends in chartering,

Each unit includes a practical part, exercises and workshops.

The lecturers are eminent world experts in the marine industries.

  • Mick Bettesworth, B.Sc. MRICS CMM, marina consultant and the chairman of Global Marine Institute, leading lecturer
  • Srećko Favro,D. DNV Lead auditorPermanent court expert for risk assesment
  • Tihomir Duplić, LL.M, law office Kačić&Brbora, expert for maritime law
  • Živana Ninčević Gladan, P.Hd,  Scientific consultant, Institute of Ocanography
  • Tihomir Luković, Ph.D. University professor, marina consultant
  • Tone Britovšek, Sc, CEO IRM Bright solutions, author of a software program for marine operations
  • Franjo Potak, M.Eng, DNV Lead auditor, expert for risk assesment

This program is implemented in collaboration with the Maritime Education and Training Center Atlantis and Marina Frapa where the practical part of the program will be held.

Upon successful passing of the final test, the participants get a license of training for Marina Managers.

In addition to the basic certificate, the participants will receive a DNV & GL (Det Norske Veritas Adriatica & Germanischer LIoyd) certificate for Risk management.

The training program will be held in English.

Requirements for enrolment:

  1. University qualifications
  2. Active knowledge of English

We are at your disposal for any further information.

Person to contact: Magda Bonacin, magda.bonacin@aspira.hr +385(0)21/383674

Start date: Enrolment in progress

University College Aspira from Split is organizing and implementing the training program for a marina receptionist.

Reception is the central point of marina operations. It is important for a nautical tourism port to have a quality staff who can respond to the contemporary demands of this industry.

The aim of the program is to enable the attendants to acquire new knowledge and skills for the contemporary work at the marina reception.

The main task of a marina receptionist is professional handling of guests/navigators while providing other marina services.

A receptionist has to have organizational, communication and professional skills for everyday marina operations.

The program provides the training of attendants for:

  • The modern way of doing business at a marina
  • Financial operations of a marina
  • Developing modern marketing activities
  • Developing communication skills
  • Improving the knowledge of foreign languages with an emphasis on nautical terminology
  • Working with Marina Master software for the overall marina operations, as well as for other units related to the reception operations

The practical part of the training is organized in a marina where the attendants can gain insight into the operations of a marina reception.

Requirements for enrolment:

  1. Secondary school qualifications
  2. Active knowledge of English and one more foreign language

We are at your disposal for any further information.

Person to contact: Magda Bonacin, magda.bonacin@aspira.hr +385(0)21/383674

Start date: Enrolment in progress

Training program for Head of marina operations/marina Captain provides acquiring new knowledge and skills in the modern management of marina operations, and the opportunity to formalize previously acquired knowledge and skills.

The job of Head of marina operations is very complex because it requires exceptional management skills and knowledge from everyday nautical and logistic operation of marina. Apart from technical management of marina, Head of marina operations (marina Captain) coordinates marina operations with marina manager.

The program is specific because it is implemented in cooperation with Maritime Education and Training Centre Atlantis, and provides education for the future marina captains in accordance with the STCW 95 convention.

Start date: Enrolment in progress

Training program for Head of marketing of marina is aimed at training the existing employees of marinas, as well as everyone else who wants to become an employee of a marina, to master the skills required to create a contemporary marketing strategy for nautical tourism.

Head of marina marketing represents an important segment in systematization of workplaces in every marina. Nowadays, when the operating conditions and the customers’ preferences are changing rapidly, Head of marketing needs to have skills and knowledge to predict future market trends, and find the right way to adapt to these trends.

The primary tasks of Head of marketing are market research, developing marketing strategies for marina, and defining instruments to implement that strategy.

Start dateEntries in progress

The aim of Training program for Head of financial department of marina is to create professional staff which, along with the knowledge of the financial operations of a marina, recognizes market trends in nautical tourism in order to provide the most productive possible operation of own marina. Head of financial department of marina is the backbone of every marina that nowadays strives to accomplish successful operations. Throughout this training program the attendants will improve their knowledge of keeping business books, financial indicators, and reports which are required in making decisions in management, as well as other knowledge specific to finance in nautical tourism.

Start date: Entries in progress

The aim of Training program for marina sailor is to train the existing marina sailors, dock handlers, technical staff, as well as everyone else who wants to master the skills and become a contemporary marina sailor.

Marina sailors are the last and staring component of everyday marina operations. Marina sailors are in daily close contact with guests/navigators and they represent the “face” of a marina. On the other hand, marina sailors are the final link comprising a compact unit in the functional system of marina.

Marina sailors need to have skills and knowledge which enable them to adjust to the real situation. Marina sailors file reports to marina Captain on the actual situation so that the Captain can make strategic decisions with the marina manager.

The program is specific because it is implemented in cooperation with Maritime Education and Training Centre Atlantis, and provides education for the future marina sailors in accordance with the STCW 95 convention.

Start date: Entries in progress

Training program for Head of charter agency educates the attendants for effective managing and controlling of all the operations in charter agency. Charter agency is an important segment in the overall offer of modern marinas.

Upon completion of the training program for Head of charter agency, the attendants acquire all the competences required to manage a charter agency: business planning, coordination with booking agents, contemporary methods in performing operational and logistic activities, communication with clients and the staff, and controlling the performance of planned activities.

Start date: Entries in progress

The aim of Training program for booking agent is to enable the attendants to acquire knowledge and skills required in modern and dynamic operations of charter agencies.

The job of booking agent takes place in a dynamic environment with a lot of information necessary for successful implementation of business operations. Business organization is crucial for booking agents in order to effectively use their working hours.

Booking agent is the key component of charter agency operations. It is important for a charter agency to employ quality staff that will be able to respond to the modern demands of this industry.

Booking agent needs to have organization, communication and professional skills for everyday operations of the agency, and to meet the needs and requirements of guests/navigators in a highly professional way.

Start date: Entries in progress

Boat skipper category C (30 GT) – Those trained to be boat skippers category C can also operate boats with which people trained to be boat skippers categories A and B are authorised to operate.

Yacht commander category A (100 GT) – Certificate for yacht commander category A up to 100 GT is intended for those who want to work as professional yacht commanders (skippers) or just want to command larger yachts whether they own or charter them.

Our overall goal is to provide highlevel professional training and certification opportunities to the marina industry, using methods that are economically affordable and providing content that is current and relevant.

The purpose of these trainings is to increase the profitability of marine through education of personnel that make the basis of marina business with implementing of international standards.