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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations (Coastal and Offshore) (Level 5)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 5
Credits 85
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 can take charge of, and maintain, the safety of vessels operating within coastal and offshore limits under the Maritime NZ Seafarer Certification and Operational Limits Framework.

The qualification is for persons holding a Skipper Restricted Limits License who intend to progress to the role of skipper on coastal and offshore vessels.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Plan coastal and/or offshore passages using charts and tidal information.
- Conduct coastal and/or offshore passages and determine position using a variety of navigational aids.
- Interpret weather information and predict weather conditions on coastal and/or offshore passages.
- Manage watchkeeping and safety on board a vessel operating within coastal and offshore limits.
- Maintain the stability of the vessel.
- Manage fire prevention on board and extinguish small fires.
- Apply knowledge of abandon ship procedures and sea survival techniques and operate survival craft.
- Provide first aid in the event of an accident or illness on board a vessel.
Education pathways
This qualification is the highest level in the Domestic (non STCW) license framework.
This qualification builds on the:
- New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations (Restricted Limits) (Level 4) [Ref: 2505].

This qualification leads to qualifications recognised internationally under the Standards for Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW):
- New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Operations (Level 5) [Ref: 2512]
- New Zealand Diploma in Nautical Science (Level 6) [Ref: 2515].
Employment pathways
Graduates will have the skills and knowledge required to work as skipper on vessels less than 24 metres in length operating within the coastal and offshore limits as defined in the New Zealand Seafarer Certification and Operational Limits Framework. A typical role may be as skipper on any working vessel, ferry or fishing vessel.

With additional training and sea time, graduates may progress to roles such as:
- Skipper Coastal/Offshore
With additional qualifications, training and experience, graduates may progress to employment as:
- Mate or master fishing vessel
- Watchkeeper Deck < 500GT
- Master < 500GT
- Watchkeeper Deck - Unlimited, which is the mandatory prerequisite to Master of a Foreign Going Ship (Master Mariner) qualifications.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 3 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Competenz
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2892
Status Current
Created June 2015
Next Review December 2025
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