New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations (Coastal and Offshore) (Level 4)

Also known as Skipper Coastal and Offshore (Level 4)

Programme highlights

Do you hold Skipper Restricted Limits? 

Then this is your next step to progress your career.

Get ahead in your career with the skills to work on any working vessel, ferry or fishing boat less than 24 metres in length operating within the coastal and offshore near coastal limits.

You need to complete this qualification before applying to Maritime New Zealand for the issue of a Skipper Coastal and Offshore certificate of competence.

Award of this certificate by Maritime New Zealand will also require the completion of:

  • Sea service
  • Maritime NZ medical
  • Eye test
  • Fit and proper check
  • Oral exam
  • Ancillary certificates.

Key facts

Start Month(s) April
Study Location(s) New Zealand Maritime School; Online
Level 4
Domestic fees $6,000 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not Available
Programme Code NZ2892
Duration

Seven months (full-time, includes online learning and four months class attendance)

Study Method Blended
Credits 85
International Fees NZD$16,200 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification New Zealand Certificate

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 license. 

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

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

International students

Test your English level to help you plan.

Take our free online English test to get a basic indication of your English level. This will help you understand what programmes you can apply for and what preparation you may require before you start your programme of study.

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Career opportunities

Skipper on any working vessel, ferry or fishing vessel less than 24 metres in length operating within the coastal and offshore limits.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below nine courses (85 credits):
Level 2

723.221 STCW basic safety training Basic First Aid (5 credits)

Apply safe work practices and contribute to effective communication and emergency response to first aid on board a vessel.

942.210 STCW basic safety training Basic Sea Survival (5 credits)

Apply safe and sustainable work practices and contribute to effective communication and emergency response on board a vessel.

Level 4

942.450 STCW basic safety training Basic Fire Fighting (5 credits)

Apply safe work practices and contribute to effective communication and emergency response to fire on board a vessel.

943.439 Coastal Navigation and Passage Position (25 credits)

By the end of the course you will be able to: Plan and conduct a coastal and/or offshore passage and determine position.

943.440 Electronic Navigation Aids (10 credits)

To Plan and conduct a coastal and/or offshore passage and determine position and utilise Electronic Navigation Aids and demonstrate an ability to operate safely and determine the ship’s position by use of all navigational aids and equipment commonly fitted on board the ships.

943.441 Meteorology – SCO (5 credits)

By the end of the course you will be able to: Obtain and interpret coastal and offshore meteorological information to assist in safe passage making.

943.442 General Knowledge – Orals Prep SCO (13 credits)

By the end of the course you will be able to manage safety aboard a coastal and offshore vessel.

943.443 MGROC Radio (2 credits)

By the end of the course you will be able to utilise MF, HF and VHF radios in the maritime radio telecommunications network to obtain and broadcast Maritime Safety Information, including the sending and response to distress messages.

943.444 Stability SCO (15 credits)

By the end of the course you will be able to maintain vessel stability.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the maritime calendar.

Further training or study

Qualifications recognised internationally under the Standards for Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW):

Information is correct as at October 2019. 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 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 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 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. 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 accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.