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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 4) with strands in Deck Crew, Electro-technology, and Engineering
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 60
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Maritime Engineering and Technology » Marine Craft Operation
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide 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 independently and with only broad guidance as crew on vessels operating in unlimited waters.
The qualification is for qualified deck and engine room crew intending to advance to able seafarer roles and for people intending to begin a career in marine electro-technology.
Graduates of the Deck Crew strand will be able to carry out crewing duties at a support level to watchkeepers and or masters.
Graduates of the Electro-technology strand will be able to carry out crewing duties at a support level to electro-technical officers.
Graduates of the Engineering strand will be able to carry out crewing duties at a support level to engineers.
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 Crew strand will also be able to:
- Contribute as a deck watch rating to shipboard maintenance and repair.
- Maintain a safe navigational watch at the support level and assist with berthing the vessel.
- Handle and correctly stow cargo and stores.
- Safely operate deck equipment and machinery.
- Operate survival craft and rescue boats.

Graduates of the Electro-technology strand will also be able to:
- Contribute as an electro-technical rating to shipboard maintenance and repair.
- Contribute to the monitoring and operation of on-board electrical, electronic and engineering control systems.

Graduates of the Engineering strand will also be able to:
- Contribute as an engineer to shipboard maintenance and repair.
- Contribute to on-board engineering.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on:
- New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 3) with strands in Deck Crewing, Engineering, Passenger Services, and Superyacht Crewing [Ref: 2506]
This qualification leads to:
- 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]
Graduates may also progress to marine engineering qualifications:
- New Zealand Certificate in Marine Engineering Class 6 (Level 4) with an optional strand in Marine Engineering Class [Ref: 2509]
- New Zealand Diploma in Marine Engineering (Level 6) [Ref: 2514]
- New Zealand Diploma in Marine Electro-technology (Level 6) [Ref: 2894].
Employment pathways
Graduates will have the skills and knowledge required to work as crew on vessels operating in unlimited waters.
With additional qualifications, training and experience, graduates may progress to employment as:
- Mate or Master fishing vessel
- Watchkeeper Deck < 500GT
- Marine engineer
- Electro Technical Officer
- Watchkeeper Deck - Unlimited, which is the mandatory prerequisite to Master of a Foreign Going Ship (Master) qualifications.
Graduates may also move to electro-technical jobs on-shore but will need to complete the registration requirements of the Electrical Workers Registration Board.
New Zealand registered electrical or electronic technicians who wish to go to sea as an Electro-technical Officer will need to complete this qualification and the New Zealand Diploma in Marine Electro-technology (Level 6) [Ref: 2894].To 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 2511
Status Current
Created June 2015
Next Review June 2025
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