Diploma in Nautical Science
Level 6

Diploma in Nautical Science

  • Fees Free eligible programme

    Learn more(external link)

  • Locations and dates


    26 July 2021
    (12 August 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

    $6,700-$7,000 plus $240 Student Services Levy for 120 credits. Additional course fees will apply for learners with no prior maritime course completions or experience. Contact NMIT for further information.

    Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
    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.

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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, 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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