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

Also known as Skipper Coastal and Offshore (Level 4)

Programme highlights

Do you hold Skipper Restricted Limits (SRL)? Then this is your next step to progress your career.

Get ahead in your career with the skills to work on any working vessel, ferry or fishing boat less than 24 metres in length operating within the coastal and offshore near coastal limits.

You need to complete this qualification before applying to Maritime New Zealand for the issue of a Skipper Coastal and Offshore Certificate of Competence.

You will also need to meet the following requirements to get the certificate:

  • Sea service
  • Maritime NZ medical
  • Eye test
  • Fit and proper check
  • Oral exam
  • Ancillary certificates.

Key facts

Start Month(s) April
Study Location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Level 4
Domestic fees $5,900 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ2892
Duration

Blended learning plus four months class attendance.

Study Method Blended learning plus classes
Credits 85
International Fees NZD$15,700 (approx)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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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/

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:  https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

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

Skipper on any working vessel, ferry or fishing vessel less than 24 metres in length operating within the coastal and offshore limits.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the 9 courses below (85 credits):

943.439 Coastal Navigation and Passage Position (25 credits)

By the end of the course you will be able to: Plan and conduct a coastal and/or offshore passage and determine position.

943.440 Electronic Navigation Aids (10 credits)

To Plan and conduct a coastal and/or offshore passage and determine position and utilise Electronic Navigation Aids and demonstrate an ability to operate safely and determine the ship’s position by use of all navigational aids and equipment commonly fitted on board the ships.

943.441 Meteorology – SCO (5 credits)

By the end of the course you will be able to: Obtain and interpret coastal and offshore meteorological information to assist in safe passage making.

943.442 General Knowledge – Orals Prep SCO (13 credits)

By the end of the course you will be able to manage safety aboard a coastal and offshore vessel.

943.443 MGROC Radio (2 credits)

By the end of the course you will be able to utilise MF, HF and VHF radios in the maritime radio telecommunications network to obtain and broadcast Maritime Safety Information, including the sending and response to distress messages.

943.444 Stability SCO (15 credits)

By the end of the course you will be able to maintain vessel stability.

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.

942.450 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.

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

Qualifications recognised internationally under the Standards for Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW):

  • New Zealand Certificate in Marine Engineering (Level 4) (MEC 6 and MEC 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Yacht Operations (Level 6)
  • 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.