Diploma in Nautical Science
Level 6

Diploma in Nautical Science (Level 6)

  • Fees Free eligible programme

    Learn more(external link)

  • Locations and dates


    7 February 2019
    (26 February excludes STCW Basic Training)
    25 July 2019
    (26 February excludes STCW Basic Training)
  • Length

    Duration will vary depending on your sea-time and any prior qualifications you may have. The programme includes a 36-43 weeks full time block course here in Nelson.

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    Fees $7208 plus $312 Student Services Levy - Recognition of previous courses may apply, which will reduce fee. Please contact NMIT.

    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

    NZ2515 - New Zealand Diploma in Nautical Science (Level 6)

This qualification is an approved training programme for MNZ Watchkeeper Deck (or IMO STCW II/1 Officer of the Watch).

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Located in Nelson, the International Maritime Institute of New Zealand (IMINZ) is part of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT). Since 1976 when we opened as the New Zealand School of Fisheries, we have been training outstanding seafarers. At IMINZ we offer a range of qualifications for both entry level and experienced seafarers.

This programme is for mariners who meet the requirements of Maritime New Zealand (MNZ)(external link) to apply for their Watchkeeper Deck Certificate of Competency. MNZ will require evidence of sea-time, medical check and training record book in addition to your IMINZ Qualification, please see the Watchkeeper Deck MNZ guidelines(external link) for more information.

This qualification is also a recognised programme for the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)(external link) certificate STCW II/1 Officer of the Watch (OOW).

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