The purpose of this qualification is 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 independently and with only broad guidance as crew on vessels operating in unlimited waters.
This qualification is intended for qualified deck and engine room crew wishing to advance to Able Seafarer roles and for people wishing to begin a career in marine electrotechnology. Graduates will carry out crewing duties within their strand speciality area at a support level to watchkeepers, masters, electro-technical officers or engineers.
Completion of this qualification is a prerequisite to apply for a Maritime New Zealand Able Seafarer Deck, Able Seafarer Engine, Integrated Rating and Electro-technology Rating certificates. Awarding of these certificates by Maritime New Zealand may also require the completion of a logbook, oral exam and ancillary certificates.