STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft

Who should attend

Seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations

Those seafarers wishing to renew their Proficiency in Survival Craft other than fast rescue boats certificate of proficiency but do not have sufficient sea service to meet the criteria for the Refresher course (attendance of the PISC course will include refresher PST).

Course highlights

This course prepares students for the launching and handling of survival craft through theoretical learning and a series of practical exercises. Students will use a range of open and enclosed lifeboats and an inflatable raft to build confidence, competence and knowledge of safety procedures.

This course meets the requirements of STCW Section A-VI/2.

Key facts

Start Date(s)

Enquire upon application for start dates

Duration Five days
Time 8am - 4pm (2pm finish Friday)
Study location(s) New Zealand Maritime School
Study method
Please contact us for more information
Domestic fees $1500 (approx.)
International fees (NZD) NZD$1500 (approx.)
Course code 941.415
Offered by School of NZ Maritime

Entry requirements

PISC Pre-requisites:  

  • Must demonstrate ability to swim and tread water. Must hold 12 months seatime.

Please supply the following prior to attendance:

  • Swim Form
  • Medical Fitness Certificate

Students who have previously attended PISC with NZ Maritime School ONLY are exempt from Day 1.

You must however notify Reception if you plan to attend from Day 2 onwards in the event of any scheduling changes.

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

Information is correct as at October 2019. 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 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. 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 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.