Advanced Portable Pilot Unit (PPU) Training

Who should attend

Training is aimed at current and trainee pilots and is co-delivered by a senior POAL pilot and NZMS instructors, using the Navicom 2.4 model.

Course highlights

This course is designed to train pilots and trainee pilots in the use of Portable Pilot Units (PPU) to meet the exacting demands of navigating and docking large vessels.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

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Duration 2 days
Time 8am – 3pm
Study location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Study method
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Domestic fees TBC
Course code N/A
Offered by School of NZ Maritime

Entry requirements

Watchkeeper Certificate of Competency

Course structure

The pilot will gain familiarity and competence in the use of his portable ECS that communicates wirelessly with the Navicom Dynamics Harbour or Channel pilot system, providing highly accurate information presented on a personalised display.

The course was developed and is delivered by senior pilots of POAL, using the latest Navicom Dynamics software. The course contributes to the pilot’s CPD requirements as per MaritimeNZ regulations (MR.90.115).

Participants credited with this course will have demonstrated proficiency in all facets of the use of the Portable Pilot Unit and will be proficient in personalising the PPU with their own preferences.

For more information, phone 0800 62 62 52 or enquire below.

Information is correct as at 29 November 2023. The fee quoted is an indicative short course fee. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. Short courses stated as eligible for free study in 2024 are based on the 2023 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2024. International Students holding an appropriate visa may enrol on this course. All short course fees are in New Zealand Dollars and inclusive of GST. Manukau Institute of Technology reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course with insufficient enrolments or for any other reason where cancellation is necessary before the course is planned to start. 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.