Inshore Launchmaster (ILM)

This licence is required for any qualified skipper operating vessels in the enclosed and inshore areas. There are two study structure options. The traditional delivery option involves daily classroom attendance while the blended delivery option combining distance and online learning to meet the course completion requirements. It is possible for LLO licence holders who have completed this course prior to gaining their LLO to attempt the examinations only and in this case an examination fee applies. Please contact the NZ Maritime School for clarification.

Programme Details

Programme Code:
MN 5542 or 3

Study Method:
Blended or Full Contact

Inshore Launchmasters.

3 - 4 weeks


Start Dates:

Maritime NZ requirements:

For requirements please refer to the requirements ion the following link to the MNZ website

Entry Requirements:
As per MNZ requirements

Seatime Required:
18 months in past 10 years

Minimum Age:
18 years of age

Further requirements:
Restricted Radio Licence (may be obtained during the LLO/ILM course), First Aid Certificate, Restricted Radar Certificate.
Restricted Radar – This is a separate course and students will not be automatically booked.
NOTE: You must apply for and receive a MARITIME NZ Examination Permit before you can take the final oral examination.

Programme Summary:
Blended Delivery: Inshore Launchmaster (ILM)
We are offering students the option of completing a preparatory distance learning programme using a mixture of print based and online delivery material before attending a greatly shortened classroom and simulator based course to prepare for the examinations. The entire distance learning programme must be completed prior to beginning the attendance course. This option will not suit all students. You will need to have a reasonably good academic ability and access to the internet to get full value from this option. You will also require a high level of self discipline. Please contact us if you think this option may suit you.

Inshore Launchmaster
Blended Delivery Option
(Includes ILM Engineering, ILM Nautical, ILM Commercial and Restricted Radar)

Distance Learning Preparatory Course +

NZ Fees


Attendance Course Options

7 Days

Either A

24/06/13 – 02/07/13


Or B

30/09/13 – 08/10/13

Traditional Delivery Inshore Launchmaster and Local Launch Operator


Course duration



NZ Fees

Intnl Fee

Week 1

5 days


25/02/13 – 01/03/13





Engineering *



05/08/13 – 09/08/13

Code: 943.335  



11/11/13 – 15/11/13

Engineering Exam Friday



Week 2

5 days


04/03/13 – 08/03/13








12/08/13 – 16/08/13

Code: 943.320



18/11/13 – 22/08/13



Week 3

5 days


11/03/13 – 15/03/13





Commercial *



19/08/13 – 23/08/13

Code: 943.321



25/11/13 – 29/11/13

Combined Commercial & Nautical Exam
Friday of this week



Restricted Radar *

5 days


18/03/13 – 22/03/13



Code: 943.322



26/08/13 – 30/08/13

Students should ensure this course is booked at time of ILM enrolment


02/12/13 – 06/12/13



Note that the oral examination may not be taken until all courses and seatime has been completed and a MARITIME NZ Permit obtained.
  1. Each week may be taken separately and spread through the year provided Week 2 is completed before Week 3
  2. For LLO candidates wishing to attempt the examinations only, an examination fee applies.  Please contact the NZ Maritime School for clarification.
  3. International fees apply to this programme for all modules.
*  Includes examination fee       

Further Training or Study:
This licence leads to the NZ Offshore Watchkeeper or NZ Offshore Master Certificate of Competency.
This programme meets the entry requirements for many postgraduate programmes in the shipping industry.

Career Opportunities:
Skipper of Fishing, Work or passenger ferries and charter vessels.

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