Online study plus face-to-face workshops (8.30am-5pm 7 full days excluding weekend).
The STCW (Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeepers) short course certificates are required by anyone seeking employment in the merchant navy or superyacht industry, both internationally and in New Zealand.
As part of this course, you must attend a 7-day block course on the Nelson campus.
Download our 'List of Maritime Short Courses(external link)' document for all upcoming workshop/block-course dates.
Enrol today to start your online component, and talk to our team about which block course you wish to attend.
Please note your STCW certificate may take up to two weeks to be issued to you upon successful completion of the course.
In addition to the intake dates listed, additional courses can be arranged for groups. These five courses are also available separately if you already hold some of them.
The aim of this course is to provide seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board a ship with basic safety training that is aligned to the competencies prescribed in STCW VI/1. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued with the following certificates:
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
The STCW Basic Training short course certificate covers the following five competencies, which can also be taken individually: