New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Crewing (Coastal and Offshore) (Level 3)

Also known as Qualified Deck Crew (Level 3)

Programme highlights

Make the first move in your maritime career.

Extend your skills so you are able to contribute as qualified crew to the running of the vessel. You'll learn how to work under supervision on a range of different commercial and passenger vessels operating in New Zealand waters.

This programme is designed for you to get your Qualified Deck Crew (QDC) competency while being employed. It will prepare you for your Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) licence and step your career path towards skipper.

Key facts

Start Month(s) Throughout the year
Study Location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Level 3
Domestic fees Enquire on application
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ2895
Duration

1 year (part time)

Study Method Distance learning
Credits 40
International Fees Not Available to International Students
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.

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.

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for Domestic students

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

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

Career opportunities

Holders of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge required to work as deck crew on either general commercial or passenger vessels operating in restricted or near coastal waters. You can also progress to higher level certificates and larger vessels.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the 3 courses below (40 credits):

943.342 Operational Seamanship (15 credits)

Provide the student the seamanship knowledge and skills to support the safe operation of a vessel.

943.343 Health and Safety Support to Vessel Personnel (10 credits)

Provide the student the knowledge and skills to effectively contribute to the health and safety of all persons on board a vessel.

943.344 Safety Support During Vessel Emergencies (15 credits)

Provide the student the knowledge and skills to contribute to safety during vessel emergency situations.

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

Domestic maritime operations

  • New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations (Restricted Limits) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations (Coastal and Offshore) (Level 4)

Internationally recognized qualifications

  • New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 3) with strands in Deck Crewing, Engineering, Passenger Services, and Superyacht Crewing
  • New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Operations (Level 4) with strands in Fishing and Watchkeeping
  • New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Operations (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Nautical Science (Level 6)

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.