New Zealand Certificate Maritime Operations with Strands in Fishing and Watchkeeping (Level 4)

Also known as Officer of the Watch <500GT Near Coastal / Mate Fishing Vessel Limited (Level 4)

Programme highlights

Are you already working in the maritime industry?

Become an officer of the watch with this industry-leading qualification.

You'll get the skills and knowledge you need to launch gain your Officer of the Watch < 500GT New Zealand or Mate Fishing Vessel Limited a career as officer of the watch on vessels under 500T operating close to shore (Near Coastal area).

You'll learn how to work safely on board and get familiar with navigational operations, compliance and legislative requirements and emergency response procedures.

You can choose to study watch keeping or, fishing or both:

Watchkeeping

Study watch keeping if you want to get a job Certificate of Competence (CoC) as watchkeeper Watchkeeper deck on board commercial vessels under 500GT operating close to shorein the near coastal limit.

Fishing

Study fishing if you want a Certificate of Competence (CoC) job as a mate Mate on a fishing vessel operating within a limited area.

Key facts

Start Month(s) April
Study Location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Level 4
Domestic fees $7,300 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ2513
Duration

Watchkeeper strand: Four months (full-time).

Fishing strand: Five months (full-time). Includes four months (Watchkeeper strand) plus one month.

Both strands: Include on-the-job training and guided distance learning.

Study Method Full-time
Credits 120
International Fees NZD$15,700 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

Need help applying?

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If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to give you guidance.

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for Domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

Entry to this qualification is open but completion does not guarantee the award of a Maritime New Zealand license. 

All persons wishing to qualify for a seafarer license must also check the Maritime New Zealand prior certification and minimum service requirements for that license. Also: Seafarers Framework which outlines medical fitness requirements https://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/rules/part-34/default.asp and Maritime New Zealand Part 34:Medical Standards https://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/rules/part-34/Part34-maritime-rule.pdf

International students

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Career opportunities

Watchkeeper deck <500GT in Near Coastal areas.Mate Fishing Vessel – Limited

Programme structure

You will need to complete the 12 course below (120 credits):

Watchkeeper & Fishing Strands

941.401 Meteorology (5 credits)

Ability to use and interpret information obtained from shipborne meteorological instruments. Knowledge of the characteristics of the various weather systems, reporting procedures and recording systems. Ability to apply the meteorological information available.

942.451 Stability (15 credits)

To maintain vessel stability with a working knowledge and application of stability, trim and stress tables, diagrams and stress-calculating equipment; understanding of fundamental actions to be taken in the event of partial loss of intact buoyancy; understanding of the fundamentals of watertight integrity.

943.446 Controlling Ship Operations – Cargo/MARPOL/Power Plant (15 credits)

To manage the ship by the control of cargo, pollution prevention and power plant operations.

943.447 Navigational Aids and Equipment (10 credits)

Ability to operate safely and determine the ship’s position by use of all navigational aids and equipment commonly fitted on board the ships concerned.

943.448 Watchkeeping (Orals) (15 credits)

To demonstrate knowledge of watchkeeping and ship handling practices and utilize the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual.

942.210 STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic Sea Survival (5 credits)

Apply safe and sustainable work practices and contribute to effective communication and emergency response on board a vessel.

941.402 STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic Fire Fighting (5 credits)

Apply safe work practices and contribute to effective communication and emergency response to fire on board a vessel.

723.221 STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic First Aid (5 credits)

Apply safe work practices and contribute to effective communication and emergency response to first aid on board a vessel.

943.449 Navigation at the Operational Level (20 credits)

By the end of the course the student will be able to plan and conduct a passage and determine a position.

943.450 Passage Planning OOW 500GT Near Coastal (5 credits)

Introduction to Voyage Planning and conducting a passage including position determination.

941.212 Proficiency in Security Awareness (2 credits)

Providing knowledge, understanding and proficiency to personnel intending to work on ships who will not have any designated security duties.

942.211 STCW Basic Safety Training – Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR) (3 credits)

Apply safe and sustainable work practices, demonstrate effective communication and emergency response on board a vessel.

AND

Fishing Strand only

943.451 Fishing Seamanship (15 credits)

Apply safe and sustainable seamanship practices on-board a fishing vessel.

Watchkeeping Strand only

942.630 Advanced Fire Fighting (5 credits)

To direct fire-fighting operations on board a vessel.

942.452 Proficiency in Survival Craft (PISC) (5 credits)

Operate survival craft and rescue boats.

942.572 Medical First Aid (5 credits)

To enable appropriate medical response to be offered where professional care may be at least a week away.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Further training or study

  • New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Operations (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Fishing Vessel Operations (Level 6) with an optional strand in Fishing Vessel Skipper

Offered by

School of NZ Maritime

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Ask Me! Student Services Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.