Superyacht Crewing Certificate
Level 3

Superyacht Crewing Certificate

  • Fees Free eligible programme

    Learn more(external link)

  • Locations and dates


    18 May 2020
    31 August 2020
  • Study options


  • Length

    This programme is run full time over a 12 week period

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    $3,942 plus $150 Student Services Levy

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code

    NZ2506 - New Zealand Certificate in Maritime (Crewing) (Level 3)

Nelson, with its busy port and thriving boat culture, is a great place to gain the skills in seamanship and hospitality you need to work in the global superyacht industry.

Why study at NMIT

We have been delivering maritime training since 1976

Enrol and study with Superyacht Captains, Engineers, Chief Stewardess’ and Chefs.

Our tutors are current with extensive contacts within the superyacht industry.

Our programme

During this twelve week programme you will learn a wide range of skills which will prepare you for anything life as a superyacht crew member can throw at you.

Awesome facilities
Offering the use of world class learning facilities, local charter yachts, powerboats, simulators, live restaurant and bar, luxury accommodation and the only course in NZ giving you two multi day yacht trips to get to grips with living at sea.

Check out the multi day yacht trip you will experience in conjunction with Sail Nelson(external link).

Regardless if you are seeking a role as a deck hand, stewardess or engineer we offer an introduction to all aspects of on board life.

Internationally recognised
You will gain internationally recognised qualifications from worldwide training associations such as RYA - Royal Yachting Association (UK), PYA - Professional Yachting Association (France), STCW – Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping (international), as well as the IMINZ – International Maritime Institute of New Zealand, Certificate in Superyacht Crewing.

This programme is highly practical with learning taking place mostly together as a class group. There are also some online learning components and self-directed study.

At the conclusion of your Certificate you may have the opportunity to be interviewed by a professional yacht recruiter for potential yacht jobs.Alt text to be replaced from CMS

Gain additional Certificates of Competency (CoC's) from Maritime New Zealand(external link).
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Gain additional Certificates of Competency (CoC's) from the Professional Yachting Association.
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Gain additional qualifications from the Royal Yachting Association

Qualifications Gained

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

  • New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Superyacht Crewing) Level 3

STCW – Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping

  • STCW Basic Sea Survival
  • STCW Basic Fire Fighting
  • STCW Basic First Aid
  • STCW Basic Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
  • STCW Security Awareness Training

RYA – Royal Yachting Association

CBES – Coastguard Boating Education NZ

  • Outboard Engine Maintenance

Radio Spectrum NZ

  • Maritime Restricted Operators Certificate


  • Food Hygiene Level 2
  • Licenced Liquor Controller Qualification – Bar Managers

IMINZ - International Maritime Institute of New Zealand

  • Tender Operators
  • Seamanship and Maintenance
  • CV Clinic and Interview Prep

Additional skills gained

PYA – Professional Yachting Association

NMIT has been accredited to provide training in the skills required to gain a GUEST letter of assessment(external link) in;

  • GUEST Yacht Interior Introduction
  • GUEST Basic Food Service Module
  • GUEST Introduction Wine, Bartending and Mixology
  • GUEST Barista and Hot Beverages Advanced


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