OOW <500GT NC / Mate FV Limited

Leading to the award of New Zealand Certificate Maritime Operations with Strands in Fishing and Watch keeping (Level 4)

Programme highlights

This qualification is for persons engaged in the maritime industry, working at sea on vessels. Get the skills and knowledge to embark on a career as an Officer of the Watch on vessels under 500GT in the Near Coastal area.  

Learn how to apply safe working practices on board, becoming familiar with navigational operations, shipboard practice, compliance and legislative requirements and emergency response procedures.   

Watch keeping strand

Intended for people wishing to act as Watchkeeper Deck on commercial vessels < 500GT operating within coastal and off-shore limits (near coastal).

Fishing strand

Intended for people wishing to act as Mate on a fishing vessel, operating within the limited area.

Key facts

Start Month(s) April
Study Location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Level 4
Domestic fees $7,300 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee
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
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/

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

Watchkeeper & Fishing Strands

  • Meteorology
  • Stability
  • Controlling Ship Operations – Cargo/MARPOL/Power Plant
  • Navigational Aids and Equipment
  • Watchkeeping (Orals)
  • STCW Basic Safety training – Basic Sea Survival
  • STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic Fire Fighting
  • STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic First Aid
  • Navigation at the Operational Level
  • Passage Planning OOW 500GT Near Coastal
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness
  • STCW Basic Safety training – Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR)

Fishing strand only

  • Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft (PISC)
  • Medical First Aid
  • Fishing Seamanship

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.