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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Crewing (Level 3)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 40
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 to operate as a safe and effective deck crew member under limited supervision on vessels of less than 24 metres in length, operating in restricted and near coastal waters.

The qualification is for people entering the industry and for those moving to a role where a Maritime NZ Qualified Deck Crew certificate may be required. Award of this certificate by Maritime NZ will also require the completion of a logbook and oral exam.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply seamanship knowledge and skills to the safe operation of the vessel at the support level.
- Contribute to the health and safety of all persons on board the vessel.
- Apply knowledge of emergency procedures and be able to contribute to the safety of the vessel in an emergency.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the:
- New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Crewing (Level 2) [Ref: 2508].

This qualification leads to the:
- New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations (Restricted Limits) (Level 4) [Ref: 2505]
- New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations (Coastal and Offshore) (Level 4) [Ref: 2892].

Graduates may also progress to qualifications recognised internationally under the Standards for Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) such as:
- New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 3) with strands in Deck Crewing, Engineering, Passenger Services, and Superyacht Crewing [Ref: 2506]
- 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].
Employment pathways
Graduates will have the skills and knowledge required to work as deck crew on either general commercial or passenger vessels operating in restricted or near coastal waters.

With additional qualifications, training and experience, graduates may progress to employment as:
- Skipper restricted limits
- Skipper Coastal/Offshore
- 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) 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 4 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Competenz
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2895
Status Current
Created June 2015
Next Review December 2025
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