New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 3) Superyacht Crewing

This programme leads to the award of the New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 3) with strands in Deck Crewing, Engineering, Passenger Services, and Superyacht Crewing

Programme highlights

This programme is designed to qualify persons for crew positions on Super Yachts in New Zealand waters and overseas. A Super Yacht Crewing Certificate will open doors to a worldwide network of opportunities in the marine industry.

From the Bahamas to Alaska the world is your oyster! There is a huge demand for qualified professionals to crew on board the ever growing number of Superyachts.

Our 12 week, intensive and hands-on course will give you the practical experience and certificates required for international employment.

We specialise in creating a stimulating and supportive learning environment that we can adapt to the individual student's learning needs.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, June, September
Study Location(s) New Zealand Maritime School; MIT Mahurangi
Level 3
Domestic fees Free* or $4,000 (approx)
Youth Guarantee Available
Programme Code NZ2506
Duration

12 weeks

Study Method Full-time
Credits 75
International Fees Not available to International Students
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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.

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

Crew on a Superyacht. 

Deckhand graduates usually earn $34-55K/yr; Experienced Deckhands usually earn $45-90K/yr

~ Salary source from: Careers NZ | Maritime New Zealand (as at February 2018)

Programme structure

Core Safety Training: To provide an introduction to the Certificate in Superyacht Crewing Programme with an overview of the Superyacht industry Safety requirements.

Yacht Watchkeeping: By the end of this course students will be able to assist the operation of the vessel by developing navigational skills to support bridge Watchkeeping.

Yacht Seamanship: By the end of this course students will be able to sail as competent crew member on a yacht and act as tender crew to support the operation of the vessel and its equipment.

Yacht Engine Operation and Maintenance: To develop a basic understanding of inboard (diesel) and outboard engine operation, with emphasis on safety, routine servicing and simple troubleshooting to support the operation of the vessel.

Yacht Deck Maintenance: Assist with maintenance and operation of a range of deck equipment specific to the requirements of the vessel.

Yacht Interior Skills: By the end of this course the students will be able to provide high standards of on-board passenger services and ensure passenger service, care and support.

Certificates of Proficiency (COP)

  • Proficiency in Security Awareness
  • STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic First Aid
  • STCW Basic Safety training – Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR)
  • STCW Basic Safety training – Basic Sea Survival
  • STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic Fire Fighting
  • Competent Crew Certificate
  • RYA Power Boat Level 2
  • RYA PWC - Personal Water Craft (JetSki)
  • RSM MRROC
  • Radar Observer Certificate

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

Graduates may progress to qualifications recognised internationally under the STCW:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 4) with stands in Deck Crew, Electro-technology, and Engineering
  • 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)

Graduates may also progress to marine engineering qualifications recognised internationally under the STCW:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Marine Engineering Class 6 (Level 4) with an optional strand in Marine Engineering Class 5  
  • New Zealand Diploma in Marine Engineering (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.