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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.
Full-time or part-time
24 weeks total duration - includes online/distance learning components and a 15 week block course here in Nelson prior to your MNZ Final Examination.
2022: $6,563 plus $218 Student Services Levy dependent on course selection
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.
This programme contributes to graduates obtaining their Maritime New Zealand licence: Skipper Coastal Offshore.
This programme will give you the skills you need to take charge of, and maintain, the safety of vessels of less than 24 metres length, operating within coastal and offshore limits.
If you already hold a Skipper Restricted Limits(external link) Licence and wish to progress to the role of a skipper on coastal or offshore vessels – then this programme is for you.
You may also be eligible for this programme if you hold an MNZ Inshore Launchmaster license or a Local Launch Operator license.
This Maritime Operations - Skipper Coastal Offshore programme will give you the qualification you need to apply for the Maritime New Zealand licence: Skipper Coastal Offshore. It also includes all the short courses you require to gain your licences, such as fire, survival, first aid and radio certificates. Please refer to the Maritime New Zealand Seafarer certification(external link), which provides information on how much sea time is required for each license.