New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 4) with strands in Deck Crew; Electro-technology; and Engineering

Programme highlights

Develop the skills to start your career in this vital global industry.

Get basic maritime knowledge and skills and become familiar with shipping operations, shipboard practice and survival at sea.

You will be prepared for a rewarding career in a global industry which has continuous demand for well-trained and motivated people. You may find yourself working on a wide range of foreign going ships from cruise liners, ferries and container vessels through to support vessels in the oil and gas industry.

The strands in this certificate lead to entry in one of our three level 6 Diploma programmes; Nautical Science, Marine Engineering and Marine Electro-Technology.

The New Zealand Maritime School is currently the only New Zealand provider of this programme.

This programme, when combined with the required seatime and other Maritime New Zealand requirements, will entitle you to apply for the Rating Certificate of Competency (Deck Watch Rating <DWR>; Engine Watch Rating <EWR>; or Electro-Technical Rating <ETR>). It provides the required knowledge, skills and experience for eventual seagoing employment as a Rating on board commercial ships.

Key facts

Start Month(s) January
Study Location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Level 4
Domestic fees $3,400 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ2511
Duration

17 weeks (full-time)

Study Method Full-time
Credits 60
International Fees NZD $7,900(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

Combined with sea-time, the strands from this certificate lead to careers as Deck Watch Rating (DWR), Engine Watch Rating (EWR) or Electro-Technical Rating (ETR)

Completion of this certificate leads to entry into one of the three level 6 Diploma programmes (Nautical Science, Marine Engineering and Marine Electro-Technology.

Potential salary range as per Maritime Union of New Zealand

DWR Trainee - $25K

DWR Qualified (after 2 months at sea) - $40K+

AB Qualified (after 14 months at sea) - $70K - $160K

Programme structure

You will need to complete the 5 common courses and one strand below (60 credits):

Common Courses

942.212 STCW Basic Safety training – Basic Sea Survival (Personal Survival Techniques) (5 credits)

Apply safe and sustainable work practices and contribute to effective communication and emergency response on board a vessel.

942.459 STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic Fire Fighting (Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention) (5 credits)

Apply safe work practices and contribute to effective communication and emergency response to fire on board a vessel.

942.213 STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic First Aid (Elementary First Aid) (5 credits)

Apply safe work practices and contribute to effective communication and emergency response to first aid on board a vessel.

942.214 STCW Basic Safety training – Personal safety and Social Responsibility (3 credits)

Apply safe and sustainable work practices, demonstrate effective communication and emergency response on board a vessel.

942.215 Proficiency in Security Awareness (2 credits)

Providing knowledge, understanding and proficiency to personnel intending to work on ships who will not have any designated security duties.

AND

Able Seafarer Rating Strand

942.342 Vessel Operations and Maintenance (5 credits)

Contribute as a deck hand to shipboard maintenance and repair.

942.461 Assist Bridge Watchkeeping (20 credits)

Contribute to a safe navigational watch.

942.462 Cargo Operations and Storing (5 credits)

Contribute to handling of cargo and stores.

942.463 Assist Deck Watchkeeping (5 credits)

Contribute to the safe operation of deck equipment and machinery.

942.464 Proficiency in Survival Craft (PISC) (5 credits)

Operate survival craft and rescue boats.

OR

Electro-technology Rating Strand

942.465 Shipboard Maintenance and Repair Procedures – Electrotech (7 credits)

Demonstrate knowledge and skills of basic routine shipboard maintenance and repair procedures on board.

942.467 Electrical Maintenance and Repair Procedures (8 credits)

Demonstrate knowledge and skills of basic routine electrical maintenance and repair procedures of systems and machinery on board.

942.466 Safe Use of Electrical Equipment (5 credits)

Demonstrate knowledge and skills of the safe use and operation of electrical equipment.

942.468 Monitoring and operation of shipboard electrical systems and machinery (10 credits)

Demonstrate knowledge and skills to monitor electrical systems and machinery on board.

942.469 Electrical and Electronic Measuring Equipment, Basic Electrical Fault Finding (10 credits)

Demonstrate knowledge and skills of safety requirements for working on shipboard electrical systems.

OR

Able Sea-Farer Engine Strand

942.470 Introduction to Engineering Watchkeeping (10 credits)

To provide you with a general knowledge of engine room plant and equipment and engine room watch keeping practices and procedures prior to assist the Engineer of the Watch at a Support Level.

942.471 Main & Auxiliary Machinery Systems (20 credits)

To equip you to be able to carry our routine maintenance within the engine room   and assisting the Engineer of the Watch.

942.472 Electrical Equipment (10 credits)

To ensure you are familiar with the nature of electrical systems on board a vessel and can safely take measurements using electrical test equipment.

Optional Course

942.477 Marine Dangerous Goods (5 credits)

To develop student’s knowledge of the principles involved in ship operations carrying hazardous cargoes in solid or bulk form.

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 Diploma in Nautical Science (Level 6)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Marine Engineering (Level 6)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Marine Electro technology (Level 6)

Graduates may also move to electro-technical jobs on-shore but may need to complete a New Zealand Certificate or Diploma in Electrical or Electronic Engineering to meet the registration requirements of the Electrical Workers Registration Board.

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.