NAVTRAC was established to bring all training schools under a unified and functional Command to ensure full achievement of standardized and mutually supporting training practices at all levels in the Ghana Navy. Additionally, it ensures maintaining close relationship with all other training institutions of the Ghana Armed Forces as well as other local and international training schools.
The Navy Recruit Training School, one of the schools currently operational and located at NAVTRAC is responsible for the training of all recruits in the Ghana Navy. This school was relocated from the Basic Leadership and Training School based in Tema, Eastern Naval Command to NAVTRAC and has since successfully trained 2 batches of recruits. The Navy Recruit Training School currently holds over 100 staff.
The School of Marine Engineering and Combat Systems, the School of Maritime Operations, the Naval Academy, the School of Supply Applications and Music Training School are expected to be fully established in due course. When fully established, the Command is expected to have an estimated number of 1000 students with about 500 staff.
The Command and Control of NAVTRAC rests with the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) of the rank of a Commodore and he is responsible to the CNS on all matters relating to training policies and doctrines within the Navy. The Command also conducts patrols along the Volta River to ensure security within the inland waters of Ghana and to check illegal activities along the river.