Specialise in electro-technology
Study towards the Electro-technical Rating
QualificationNew Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 4) with a strand in Electro-technologyProgramme code: NZ2511
New Zealand Maritime School
International feesNZD$12,500 (approx.)
Develop the skills to start your career in this vital global industry.
Get basic maritime knowledge and skills and become familiar with shipping operations, shipboard practice and survival at sea.
You will be prepared for a rewarding career in a global industry which has a continuous demand for well-trained and motivated people.
You may find yourself working on a wide range of foreign-going ships from cruise liners, ferries and container vessels through to support vessels in the oil and gas industry.
This programme combined with seatime and Maritime New Zealand requirements entitles you to apply for the electro-technical rating.
You will gain the required knowledge, skills and experience for eventual seagoing employment as a rating on board commercial ships.
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/
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.
You will complete your test in one day, plus get free online tuition to help you succeed. We offer paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS. Choose computer-delivered IELTS and get your results in 3-5 days.
Give yourself credit with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Did you know you can use the knowledge and experience you already have to your advantage?
Your previous work experience and on-the-job skills, volunteering, professional development, and other providers’ qualifications can be recognised as prior learning, matched against credits in our courses, and put towards your qualification – potentially saving you money and possibly helping you to complete your qualification faster Learn more.
You will need to complete five compulsory courses as well as the courses from your chosen strand (60 credits):
942.212 STCW basic safety training – basic sea survival (personal survival techniques) (5 credits)
Apply safe and sustainable work practices and contribute to effective communication and emergency response on board a vessel.
942.213 STCW basic safety training – basic first aid (elementary first aid) (5 credits)
Apply safe work practices and contribute to effective communication and emergency response to first aid on board a vessel.
942.214 STCW Basic safety training – personal safety and social responsibility (3 credits)
Apply safe and sustainable work practices, demonstrate effective communication and emergency response on board a vessel.
942.215 Proficiency in security awareness (2 credits)
Providing knowledge, understanding and proficiency to personnel intending to work on ships who will not have any designated security duties.
942.459 STCW basic safety training – basic fire fighting (fire fighting and fire prevention) (5 credits)
Apply safe work practices and contribute to effective communication and emergency response to fire on board a vessel.
Courses related to your chosen strand
942.465 Shipboard maintenance and repair procedures – electrotech (7 credits)
Demonstrate knowledge and skills of basic routine shipboard maintenance and repair procedures on board.
942.466 Safe use of electrical equipment (5 credits)
Demonstrate knowledge and skills of the safe use and operation of electrical equipment.
942.467 Electrical maintenance and repair procedures (8 credits)
Demonstrate knowledge and skills of basic routine electrical maintenance and repair procedures of systems and machinery on board.
942.468 Monitoring and operation of shipboard electrical systems and machinery (10 credits)
Demonstrate knowledge and skills to monitor electrical systems and machinery on board.
942.469 Electrical and electronic measuring equipment, basic electrical fault finding (10 credits)
Demonstrate knowledge and skills of safety requirements for working on shipboard electrical systems.
942.477 Marine dangerous goods (5 credits)
To develop student’s knowledge of the principles involved in ship operations carrying hazardous cargoes in solid or bulk form.
Do you want to study a single course, without enrolling into the full programme?
Courses within some of our programmes may be offered as an individual Certificate of Proficiency (COP). Programme entry requirements and course fees apply. For more information, please speak to our friendly Ask Me! team.
Further training or study
- New Zealand Diploma in Nautical Science (Level 6)
- New Zealand Diploma in Marine Engineering (Level 6)
Graduates may also move to electro-technical jobs on-shore but may need to complete a New Zealand Certificate or Diploma in Electrical or Electronic Engineering to meet the registration requirements of the Electrical Workers Registration Board.
Combined with sea-time, this certificate leads to careers as a rating on board commercial ships.
Completion of this certificate leads to entry into one of the three Level 6 Diploma programmes (nautical science, marine engineering and marine electro-technology).
DWR trainee, DWR qualified (after 2 months at sea), AB qualified (after 14 months at sea).
For potential salaries visit careers.govt.nz.
Free study for the first year of your Level 3 or above qualification may be available under the government’s fees-free study scheme. Visit feesfree.govt.nz for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student. All free study is subject to funding confirmation. Proof of residency status required. Entry criteria, and some costs, may also apply. Eligibility for student allowances or student loans may vary. Contact StudyLink for more information.
Information is correct as at 29 November 2023. 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 2024 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2024 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2024 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 2024 are based on the 2023 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2024. 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 Pūkenga 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.