STCW Personal Survival Techniques (Basic Survival)

Who should attend

This training is for anyone who wants to achieve an STCW qualification.

Course highlights

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to limit pollution and other health and safety risks when working on board a vessel. The course allows students to build their communication skills as applicable to shipboard duties and to relate well to other vessel staff including following safe working practices.

This course meets the requirements for STCW 78 as amended.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

Monday, 13 February - Tuesday, 14 February 2023

Monday, 6 March  - Tuesday, 7 March 2023

Monday, 27 March - Tuesday, 28 March 2023

Monday, 12 June - Tuesday, 13 June 2023

Monday, 17 July - Tuesday, 18 July 2023

Monday, 14 August - Tuesday, 15 August 2023

Monday, 4 September - Tuesday, 5 September 2023

Monday, 2 October - Tuesday, 3 October 2023

Monday, 20 November - Tuesday, 21 November 2023

Monday, 4 December - Tuesday, 5 December 2023

Duration One and a half days
Time TBA
Study location(s) MIT Mahurangi
Study method In-class
Domestic fees $390 (approx.)
International fees (NZD) NZD$390 (approx.)
Course code 941.216
Offered by School of NZ Maritime

Entry requirements


  • Valid certification in Personal Survival Techniques.

Please supply the following prior to attendance:

  • Enrolment Form or Re-enrolment form
  • Attested Passport/Birth Certificate copy
  • Swim Form
  • Medical Certificate.

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

Information is correct as at 23 February 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 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. 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.