Want to work on a commercial or fishing vessel in New Zealand or international waters?
This programme is for you if you are working in industry and want to progress to Mate Fishing Vessel or Watchkeeper Deck under 500 gross tonnage (GT).
You will learn how to work safely onboard a commercial or fishing vessel and gain an understanding of navigational operations, compliance and legislative requirements, and emergency response procedures.
Choose your strand. Study watchkeeping, fishing, or both.
Watchkeeping strand: Study watchkeeping if you want to work onboard commercial vessels.
Fishing strand: Study the fishing strand if you want to operate as a mate on 24–45 metre vessels, operating within coastal and offshore limits.
New Zealand Maritime School
|Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)||
Watchkeeper strand: Full-time 34 teaching weeks.
Includes online learning and 18 teaching weeks in-class.
Fishing strand: Additional 4 teaching weeks to complete module in fishing and seamanship, if not previously held.
Full-time blended (on-the-job training, class time and online learning)
|International fees||NZD$16,400 (approx.)|
|Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)||
|Qualification leads to||
New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Operations (Level 4) with strands in Fishing, and Watchkeeping
Information is correct as at 21 April 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.