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Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Yacht Operations (Level 6) with optional strand in Yacht Master
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 6
Credits 120 - 195
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 knowledge and skills to work as chief mate or master on yachts over 24 metres to the standards required under the Maritime NZ Seafarer Certification and Operational Limits Framework.

This qualification is for yacht crew intending to become Chief Mate or Master on a yacht but is also open to other seafarers and new entrants to the industry.

The optional Yacht Master optional strand is for those intending to take full charge of the vessel which requires certification as Master.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Plan and conduct a passage and maintain a safe navigational watch as Chief Mate on a yacht.
- Manage communication using global maritime systems.
- Ensure compliance with international codes for yachts and for safety, accident, emergency and search and rescue procedures.
- Maintain seaworthiness of the yacht.
- Manoeuvre and handle yachts.
- Apply leadership and teamwork to on-board duties as Chief Mate.
- Monitor compliance with legislative requirements.

Graduates of the Yacht Master strand will also be able to:
- Manage Voyage planning, navigation and watchkeeping arrangements as Yatch Master.
- Forecast weather and oceanographic conditions to aid in vessel management and safety.
- Develop and maintain safety and security plans, and plan for, and respond to, emergency situations on board.
- Manage compliance with legislative requirements.
- Control yacht trim, stability and stress.
- Direct the manoeuvring and handling of the yacht in all conditions.
- Apply leadership and managerial skills to on-board duties as a Yacht Master
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the:
- New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Operations (Level 5) [Ref: 2512].

This qualification has no direct educational pathways at a higher level. However, graduates can progress to the New Zealand Diploma in Nautical Science (Level 6) [Ref: 2515] and then to higher level qualifications to become Chief Mate or Master of a foreign-going ship.
Employment pathways
Graduates will have the skills and knowledge required to work in a watchkeeping and/or command position on a yacht.

With relevant additional training and experience, graduates may progress to:
- Chief Mate
- MasterTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
N/A
Education Organisation Manukau Institute of Technology Ltd
Developed By Competenz
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2516
Status Current
Created June 2015
Last Reviewed July 2017
Next Review December 2025
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