Maritime Operations - Mate Fishing Vessel Limited
Level 4

Maritime Operations - Mate Fishing Vessel Limited

  • We are evolving

    From 1 October 2022, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    16 February 2023
  • Study options

    Full-time or part-time

  • Length

    24 weeks total duration - includes online/distance learning components and a 15-18 week block course here in Nelson prior to your MNZ Final Examination.

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2023: $7,446 plus $240 Student Services Levy dependent on course selection

    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


This programme contributes to graduates obtaining their Maritime New Zealand licence: Mate Fishing Vessel – Limited

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The Mate Fishing Vessel Limited Strand is suitable for people who are working as a deckhand on a fishing vessel, who want to progress to managing fishing operations on a fishing vessel operating within the coastal and offshore limits (currently up to 200 nautical miles off the NZ coast).
The programme will give you the skills you need to demonstrate safe watchkeeping practices and operation of a range of equipment specific to fishing vessels, in accordance with safe working practices. You will learn to manage fishing operations including planning, catch handling, stowage and discharge of fish on a fishing vessel operating within coastal and offshore limits under the Maritime New Zealand Seafarer Certification and Operational Limits Framework.

If you already hold the Maritime New Zealand Advanced Deckhand – Fishing licence and/or have been working as a deckhand on a fishing vessel then this programme is for you. If you do not hold the MNZ Advanced Deckhand – Fishing licence, then you will need to complete a Training Record Book whilst you are at sea, prior to attending the programme. Please contact us and we will provide you with this Training Record Book free of charge.

Short Courses

These strands also include all the short courses you require to gain your licence, such as all the STCW basic and advanced short courses, and Radio certificates. If you already hold any of these short courses, you do not need to do them again – we will credit them towards your programme.

Please refer to the Maritime New Zealand publication Seacert(external link), which will provide information on how much seatime is required for each licence.

Furthermore, if you wish to know more about the International Maritime Institute of New Zealand click the link IMINZ(external link).








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