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New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 4) with Strands in Deck Crew, Electro-technology, and Engineering

Manukau Institute of Technology
17 weeks
Diploma / certificate
On campus
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About this program

Programme highlights

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 an interesting career in an international industry which has solid 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.

The strands in this certificate combined with sea time form the first year of our three Diploma's (Nautical Science, Marine Engineering and Marine Electro-Technology (Level 6). It is expected that you will continue on to one of these Diploma's.

The New Zealand Maritime School is currently the only New Zealand provider of this programme.

Further study

  • New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Operations (Level 4) with strands in Fishing and Watch keeping
  • New Zealand Diploma in Nautical Science (Level 6)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Marine Engineering (Level 6)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Operations (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Marine Electro technology (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.

New Zealand registered electrical or electronic technicians who wish to go to sea as an Electro-technical Officer will need to complete this qualification or New Zealand Diploma in Marine Electro technology (Level 6).

Programme structure

Common Courses

  • STCW Basic Safety training – Basic Sea Survival
  • STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic Fire Fighting
  • STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic First Aid
  • STCW Basic Safety training – Personal safety and Social Responsibility
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness

Able Seafarer Rating Strand

  • Vessel Operations and Maintenance
  • Assist Bridge Watchkeeping
  • Cargo Operations and Storing
  • Assist Deck Watchkeeping
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft (PISC)

Electro Technology Rating Strand

  • Shipboard Maintenance and Repair Procedures – Electrotech
  • Electrical Maintenance and Repair Procedures
  • Safe Use of Electrical Equipment
  • Monitoring and operation of shipboard electrical systems and machinery
  • Electrical and Electronic Measuring Equipment, Basic Electrical Fault Finding

Able Seafarer Engine Strand

  • Introduction to Engineering Watchkeeping
  • Main & Auxiliary Machinery Systems Electrical Equipment

Optional Course

  • Marine Dangerous Goods

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Contact info

Manukau Institute of Technology

Corner of East Tamaki Road and Newbury Street
2023 Auckland
New Zeeland


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