Institute of Technology or PolytechnicNelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
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This programme contributes to graduates obtaining their Maritime New Zealand licence: Skipper Coastal Offshore.
This programme will give you the skills you need to take charge of, and maintain, the safety of vessels of less than 24 metres length, operating within coastal and offshore limits.
If you already hold a Skipper Restricted Limits Licence, and wish to progress to the role of skipper on coastal or offshore vessels – then this programme is for you.
You may also be eligible for this programme if you hold an MNZ Inshore Launch master license or a Local Launch Operator license.
This Maritime Operations - Skipper Coastal Offshore programme will give you the qualification you need to apply for the Maritime New Zealand licence: Skipper Coastal Offshore. It also includes all the short courses you require to gain your licence, such as the fire, survival, first aid and radio certificates.
24 weeks total duration - includes online/distance learning components and a 15 week block course here in Nelson prior to your MNZ Final Examination.
No minimum academic requirements.
English language requirements
All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English. Those students whose first language is not English should have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score
Applicants for each Programme must hold the MNZ Licence (or equivalent) as listed below:
Applicants must also: Be physically fit and capable of participating in the practical training component; Students must provide a Medical Certificate issued by a General; Practitioner, or provide a Seafarers Medical Certificate or equivalent.