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From 2023, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of
Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. See more here.
12 weeks full-time
$472 plus $80 Student Services Levy
A 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.
Start your career in the maritime industry with this entry level Certificate in Domestic Maritime Crewing. 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.
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.
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.
Learn to assist with vessel navigation in our navigation simulator. Learn to describe helm orders, lookout duties, and how to use the navigation equipment on board a vessel.
Learn to respond to emergency situations with safety procedures and basic first aid. Learn about pollution prevention processes, and the practices that contribute to safety on board a vessel.
Get hands on experience in our Fire Fighting simulator. Apply fire prevention and firefighting methods that you would use in a fire situation as a domestic maritime crew member.
In this programme you will take knot tying to the next level! Learn all about the construction, handling, storage and use of ropes. Know about the different fibres that make up different ropes, how to store and take care of them, and using knots, bends, hitches and tackles.
This programme will teach you the rules and safe practices around berthing and letting go. You will also learn about the safe handling of lines, personal protective equipment and safety around equipment and machinery, rigging and gangways, and how to 'drop anchor'.