Maritime Crewing – Qualified Deck Crew
Level 3

Maritime Crewing – Qualified Deck Crew

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

    This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

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  • Length

    12 weeks full-time

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    $472 plus $80 Student Services Levy

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).

    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


Start your career in the maritime industry with this entry level Certificate in Domestic Maritime Crewing.

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This programme is ideal if you’re new to maritime or wish to progress to a role where a Maritime New Zealand Qualified Deck Crew certificate may be required.

Qualify to become a deck crew member

You will gain the skills and knowledge needed to operate as a safe and effective deck crew member under limited supervision on vessels of less than 24 metres in length, operating in restricted and near coastal waters. 

If you are already working in the Maritime industry but don't have any formal qualification, this is a great starting point.

You must have completed your Training Record Book(external link) before starting this certificate.

Contact us to talk about whether this programme is right for you, and when the next programme is starting.

Completion of this programme is a prerequisite to applying for a;

  • Maritime New Zealand Qualified Deck Crew certificate. 
  • You must either have worked on a vessel or a company that is prepared to take you on a vessel because you are also required to complete a Maritime New Zealand Training Record Book. 

Training can be tailored to vessels

Do you own or operate a vessel and wish to provide training for your staff? The Certificate in Maritime Crewing can be tailored to your specific vessel whether it’s a passenger ferry, catamaran or water taxi. 

 Furthermore, if you want more information on the International Maritime Institute of New Zealand click on the link IMINZ.(external link)










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