Mate Fishing Vessel (Unlimited)/ Skipper Fishing Vessel (Unlimited)
Level 6

Mate Fishing Vessel (Unlimited)/ Skipper Fishing Vessel (Unlimited)

  • Fees Free eligible programme

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  • Fees

    Dependent on course selection, please contact IMINZ directly

    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

    NZ2893 - New Zealand Diploma in Fishing Vessel Operations (Level 6)

This qualification will give you the skills you need to apply for your Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) Mate Fishing Vessel - Unlimited Certificate of Competency (COC), and with the options strand, your MNZ Skipper Fishing Vessel - Unlimited COC.

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If you have been working at sea, offshore, on a fishing vessel of 12m or more for at least 24 months, and you are wanting to progress your career to working in unlimited waters - then this qualification is for you.

This programme contains all the training and supplementary certificates you will need for your COC. Including STCW basic safety training, advanced fire fighting, PISC and rescue boats, GMDSS Radio Operator.

Mate Fishing Vessel - Unlimited

The first part of this programme will give you the skills you need to gain your MNZ Mate Fishing Vessel - Unlimited COC, allowing you to work as Mate of a fishing vessel of 24m or more in length in any operating area at sea.

Skipper Fishing Vessel - Unlimited

After 12 months at sea, you can return to completed the optional strand and apply for your MNZ Skipper Fishing Vessel - Unlimited COC.


The optional strand includes

  • Navigation and command control
  • Martime Legislation
  • Fishing Vessel Management
  • Fishing Vessel Operations
  • Command Competency
  • Medical First Aid


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