Also known as Officer of the Watch <500GT Near Coastal / Mate Fishing Vessel Limited (Level 4)
Are you already working in the maritime industry?
Get the skills and knowledge you need to launch a career as an officer of the watch with this industry-leading qualification.
You will also learn how to work safely onboard and get familiar with navigational operations, compliance and legislative requirements and emergency response procedures.
Choose a strand
You can study watchkeeping, fishing or both.
Study watchkeeping if you want to get a Watchkeeper Deck Certificate of Competency working onboard commercial vessels less than 500GT operating close to shore in the near coastal limit.
Study fishing if you want a Mate Fishing Vessel - Limited Certificate of Competency.
|Study Location(s)||New Zealand Maritime School; Online|
|Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)||Not available|
Watchkeeper strand: Five months (full-time)
Fishing strand: Six months (full-time)
|Study Method||Blended (on-the-job training, class time and online learning)|
|International Fees||NZD$16,200 (approx.)|
|Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)||Not available|
|Qualification||New Zealand Certificate|
Information is correct as at February 2021. 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 2021 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2021 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2021 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 2021 are based on the 2020 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2021. 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 Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.