Level 4

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

Get the knowledge and skills to work as a skipper and get 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.
Overview

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.

Entry requirements

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.

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Programme structure

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.

Careers and pathways

Further training or study

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.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at MIT is designed for those who already have on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money but also help you to complete your qualification faster. Learn more.

Information is correct as at 3 November 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 2023 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2023 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2023 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 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. 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 part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pukenga 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.