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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 3) with strands in Deck Crewing, Engineering, Passenger Services, and Superyacht Crewing
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 60 - 75
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Maritime Engineering and Technology » Marine Craft Operation
Strategic Purpose Statement
This entry-level qualification provides the maritime industry with people 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 NZ Seafarer Certification and Operational Limits Framework.
The Passenger Services strand is for crew responsible for passenger welfare on large passenger vessels who require a STCW Basic certificate to assist in the event of maritime emergencies.
The Superyacht strand is for people intending to crew on superyachts both in New Zealand waters and internationally where a STCW Basic certificate is required.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply safe and sustainable working practices and contribute to effective communication and emergency response on board a vessel.

Graduates of the Deck Crewing strand will also be able to:
- Assist with vessel navigation at the support level.

Graduates of the Engineering strand will also be able to:
- Assist with marine engineering at the support level.

Graduates of the Passenger Services strand will also be able to:
- Provide passenger services as a crew member on a large maritime passenger vessel.
- Communicate effectively with crew and passengers using a variety of methods for routine shipboard duties and for emergencies.
- Assist passengers to evacuate safely in emergency situations.

Graduates of the Superyacht Crewing strand will also be able to:
- Operate on-board equipment to support the operation of the vessel.
- Assist with maintenance of a range of equipment specific to the requirements of the vessel.
- Provide high standards of on-board passenger services and ensure passenger safety, care and support.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the:
- New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Crewing (Level 2) [Ref: 2508].

This qualification leads to qualifications recognised internationally under the STCW:
- New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 4) with stands in Deck Crew, Electro-technology, and Engineering) [Ref: 2511]
- New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Operations (Level 4) with strands in Fishing and Watchkeeping [Ref: 2513]
- New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Operations (Level 5) [Ref: 2512]
- New Zealand Diploma in Nautical Science (Level 6) [Ref: 2515].

This qualification may also lead to marine engineering qualifications recognised internationally under the STCW:
- New Zealand Certificate in Marine Engineering Class 6 (Level 4) with an optional strand in Marine Engineering Class 5 [Ref: 2509]
- New Zealand Diploma in Marine Engineering (Level 6) [Ref: 2514].
Employment pathways
Graduates will have the basic skills and knowledge required to work as crew on general commercial, passenger or superyachts operating in unlimited waters.

With additional qualifications, training and experience, graduates may progress to employment as:
- Able Seafarer Deck
- Able Seafarer Engine
- Mate or master fishing vessel
- Watchkeeper Deck < 500GT
- Marine engineer
- Watchkeeper Deck - Unlimited, which is the mandatory prerequisite to Master of a Foreign Going Ship (Master) qualifications.
- Chief Mate yachtTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
N/A
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Competenz
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2506
Status Current
Created June 2015
Next Review June 2025
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