Institute of Technology or PolytechnicManukau Institute of Technology
This course is available
Level of Study
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 a rewarding career in a global industry which has continuous 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.
This programme combined with seatime and Maritime New Zealand requirements, entitles you to apply for the Rating Certificate of Competency (Deck Watch Rating or DWR).
You will gain the required knowledge, skills and experience for eventual seagoing employment as a Rating on board commercial ships.
Combined with sea-time, this certificate lead to careers as Deck Watch Rating (DWR).
Completion of this certificate leads to entry into one of the three Level 6 Diploma programmes (Nautical Science, Marine Engineering and Marine Electro-Technology.
with a strand in Deck Crew
New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 4) with a strand in Deck Crew
You will need to complete five compulsory courses as well as the courses from your chosen strand (60 credits):
942.212 STCW Basic Safety training – Basic Sea Survival (Personal Survival Techniques) (5 credits)
942.213 STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic First Aid (Elementary First Aid) (5 credits)
942.214 STCW Basic Safety training – Personal safety and Social Responsibility (3 credits)
942.215 Proficiency in Security Awareness (2 credits)
942.459 STCW Basic Safety Training – Basic Fire Fighting (Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention) (5 credits)
Courses related to your chosen strand
942.342 Vessel Operations and Maintenance (5 credits)
942.461 Assist Bridge Watchkeeping (20 credits)
942.462 Cargo Operations and Storing (5 credits)
942.463 Assist Deck Watchkeeping (5 credits)
942.464 Proficiency in Survival Craft (PISC) (5 credits)
942.477 Marine Dangerous Goods (5 credits)
Further training or study
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.