New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing

This entry-level qualification is intended to provide the maritime industry with personnel who have the skills and knowledge required by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) to work with limited supervision as crew on vessels operating in unlimited waters.

The Deck Crewing and Engineering strands meet the competency standards for Deck Watch Rating and Engine Room Watch Rating required under STCW, and as specified in the Maritime New Zealand Seafarer Certification and Operational Limits Framework.

The Passenger Services strand is for crew responsible for passenger welfare on large passenger vessels who require an STCW basic certificate to assist in the event of maritime emergencies.

The Superyacht strand is for people wishing to crew on superyachts both in New Zealand waters and internationally where an STCW Basic certificate is required.

Completion of this qualification is a prerequisite to apply for a Maritime New Zealand Deck Watch Rating or Engine Watch Rating Certificate. Awarding of the Deck Watch Rating or Engine Watch Rating certificates by Maritime New Zealand may also require the completion of a logbook, oral exam and ancillary certificates

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