Skipper Coastal and Offshore

Leading to award of New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations (Coastal and Offshore) Level 4

Programme highlights

This qualification is for persons in the maritime industry who hold their Skipper Restricted Limits Certificate of Competence or equivalent. It enables you to develop the knowledge and skills required to safely manage a vessel less than 24 metres in length, operating within coastal and offshore limits (near coastal).

Completion of this qualification is a pre-requisite when applying to Maritime New Zealand for the issue of a Skipper Coastal and Offshore Certificate of Competence.

Award of this certificate by Maritime New Zealand will also require the completion of: Sea service, MNZ medical, Eye test, Fit and proper check, Oral exam and ancillary certificates.

Key facts

Start Month(s) April
Study Location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Level 4
Domestic fees $5,900 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee
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
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

  • Coastal Navigation and Passage Position
  • Electronic Navigation Aids
  • Meteorology – SCO
  • General Knowledge – Orals Prep SCO
  • MGROC Radio
  • Stability SCO
  • STCW basic safety training Basic Sea Survival
  • STCW basic safety training Basic Fire Fighting
  • STCW basic safety training Basic First Aid

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 Maritime Operations (Level 4) with strands in Fishing and Watchkeeping

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.