STCW Training

New Zealand STCW certificates are issued in accordance with the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended (STCW).

The STCW 2010 Manila amendments introduced new requirements for all seafarers holding STCW certificates. These include a requirement for seafarers renewing STCW certificates of competency to provide additional evidence to ensure their certificate is valid for service on certain types of ship after 31 December 2016.