Our programmes

We are here to help you start or progress your career in the maritime industry, offering you the nation's largest pool of industry experts to provide the training you will need to get the job that you want.

You'll learn from experts in a hands-on, practical environment. Qualified maritime professionals are in demand here and worldwide, so join us now to get your career moving.

The New Zealand Maritime School is a division of Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT), which is part of Te Pūkenga. Clicking on the links below will direct to you to the relevant programme page. When you click the apply now button on the website, you will be taken to the MIT website.

  • Domestic maritime

    Study one of our programmes and you'll open the door to a world of opportunities. The passenger, construction towage and super yacht industry need young people to be the Masters and Engineers of tomorrow.

    If you love the ocean and are good at technical subjects, launch your training at the best facility New Zealand has to offer.

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  • Marine engineering

    Launch your training at the best facility New Zealand has to offer. Our first-rate qualifications in Marine Engineering and Electro-Technology can take you anywhere in the world.

    You'll be trained in a full mission engine room simulator and graduate with hands-on experience.

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  • Marine electro-technology

    Electro-technology engineers are vital onboard modern ships. They have the practical skills to run and maintain the electrical systems that control everything, from keeping the motor running to navigating choppy waters.

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  • Nautical foreign-going

    If you are seeking a career to be a leader in the Maritime industry where you will be responsible for the safety and wellbeing of a community living and working at sea, launch your training as a navigation officer in the best facility New Zealand has to offer.

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  • Superyacht

    Study our programmes and open the door to a world of opportunities in the super yacht industry.

    Travel around the globe with a well-paid career on a foreign-going Super Yacht or choose to stay closer to home.

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  • Short courses in Maritime

    All of our maritime courses also include practical hands-on experience using our up-to-date training equipment, computer-based training (CBT) programmes and the full mission bridge and engine room simulation centre. We are associated with Siemens and are the only training provider in New Zealand for PLC training.

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