Study towards your Skipper Restricted Limits (SRL) certificate of competency

New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations (Restricted Limits) (Level 4)

Programme highlights

Get the knowledge and skills to work as a skipper.

This programme is suitable if you would like to progress to the role of skipper on a restricted limits vessel and:

  • Are working as deck crew or
  • Have suitable experience as a skipper on a recreational vessel.

You will need to have access to a suitable vessel to complete the Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) approved Training Record Book (TRB).

You'll learn the skills and knowledge required to safely plan a passage, and operate and maintain a vessel less than 24 metres in length within restricted limits.

This qualification leads to a Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) certificate. Expand for more detail.

You need to complete this qualification before applying to Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) for your operating licence:

Award of the MNZ certificate of competency will also require the completion of:

  • Sea service
  • MNZ medical fitness certificate
  • Eyesight test (including for colour vision)
  • Fit and proper person check
  • Final exam
  • Ancillary certificates.

See maritimenz.govt.nz for all requirements needed before you apply.

Key facts

Start month(s)

March, May, August, September, November

Study location(s)

New Zealand Maritime School
MIT Mahurangi
Online

Level 4
Domestic fees

$1,700 (approx.)

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Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)

Not available

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Programme code NZ2505
Duration

Full-time for 26 teaching weeks

Includes online learning, on-the-job training record book and four 1-week block courses in-class.

Study method

Distance learning plus classes

Credits 85
International fees NZD$11,620 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)

Not available

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Qualification leads to

New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations (Restricted Limits) (Level 4)


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 licence.

All persons wishing to qualify for a seafarer licence must also check the Maritime New Zealand prior certification and minimum service requirements for that licence. 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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Programme structure

You will need to complete the below five courses (85 credits):

Level 2

723.221 STCW basic first aid (5 credits)

Respond to a medical emergency on a vessel.

Level 4

943.452 Electronic navigational systems (20 credits)

You will be able to use electronic navigation aids to assist in the planning, conduct and monitoring of a passage and monitoring of navigation and avoidance of collision.

943.453 Vessel machinery and systems (20 credits)

You will be able to operate, monitor and maintain the vessels main propulsion machinery, auxiliary machinery and supporting systems.

943.454 Safety and compliance (20 credits)

You will be able to manage the operation of the vessel, maintain legal compliance and respond to emergencies.

943.455 Navigation (20 credits)

You will be able to plan and conduct a passage and navigate safely on a restricted limits vessel.

Career opportunities

The MNZ license Skipper Restricted Limits can be used to gain a position as a skipper on a restricted limit vessel such as harbour ferries, tugs, water taxis, charter vessels and fishing vessels or crew positions on coastal vessels.

MIT is becoming Te Pūkenga

Vocational education in Aotearoa is changing to better meet the needs of learners like you.

As part of this transformational change, MIT will next year become fully part of Te Pūkenga, a national network delivering skills training in a wide range of locations throughout Aotearoa. This means that while you’re applying with MIT now, from Semester 1, 2023 when you enrol you’ll become a Te Pūkenga learner.

The new system has the success and wellbeing of learners at its heart, and a review of all programmes is currently underway to help support this, including the programme that you’ve enrolled with. The aim is to make qualifications more portable, consistent and closely aligned with the needs of industry, and more in tune with where the world is headed.

As the programme review is ongoing, the courses outlined may be liable to change over time. Rest assured that we’ll notify you of any material changes to delivery that might impact what you’re studying, where you’re studying or the ways you’re learning.

Information is correct as at 23 June 2022. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and 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 2022 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2022 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2022 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. 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 Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.