Mer­chant Marine; Nau­ti­cal Sci­ence; Sea­man­ship Edu­ca­tion and Training

NEW ZEALAND MARITIME SCHOOL

Estab­lished in 1930, The New Zealand Mar­itime School (NZMS) is the only pre­mier mar­itime school in New Zealand. The School pro­vides a total range of mar­itime train­ing for all grades of nau­ti­cal qual­i­fi­ca­tions, from small plea­sure launches and sail­ing craft to a mas­ter mariner, qual­i­fied to com­mand any size of mer­chant ship any­where in the world. The school is now a part of Manukau Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, the largest gov­ern­ment ter­tiary insti­tu­tion in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Mar­itime School hosts Manukau Insti­tute of Technology’s Cen­tre for Logis­tics and is the pre­mier provider of logis­tics indus­try train­ing in New Zealand. Manukau Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy is a leader in tech­ni­cal and voca­tional edu­ca­tion deliv­er­ing a range of aca­d­e­mic qual­i­fi­ca­tions from cer­tifi­cate to degree level. Each year 20,000 stu­dents includ­ing 1,000 inter­na­tional stu­dents choose to study at MIT.

Located in the Auck­land city cen­ter, the New Zealand Mar­itime School is close to New Zealand’s largest con­tainer port, being at the hub of com­mer­cial boat­ing, ship­ping and other mar­itime activ­i­ties, is eas­ily acces­si­ble by pub­lic trans­port from any part of Auck­land, and is very close to a large range of inex­pen­sive accommodation.

The New Zealand Mar­itime School is con­tin­u­ally expand­ing its range of courses and resources to pro­vide the high­est qual­ity of train­ing. An elec­tron­ics lab­o­ra­tory pro­vides oppor­tu­nity for com­puter train­ing, hands-​on and sim­u­la­tor train­ing in radio com­mu­ni­ca­tions equip­ment and nav­i­ga­tional aids. In 1998 a full mis­sion sim­u­la­tor was installed, pro­vid­ing the oppor­tu­nity to learn and prac­tice shiphan­dling tech­niques for ves­sels rang­ing in size from fish­ing boats to super-​tankers.

New Zealand Mar­itime School pro­vides MAR­ITIME NEW ZEALAND approved cer­ti­fi­ca­tions, licens­ing and programs.(Maritime New Zealand is an NZ gov­ern­ment entity respon­si­ble for pro­tect­ing the mar­itime envi­ron­ment within New Zealand and main­tain­ing safety and secu­rity). Manukau Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (MIT) is a gov­ern­ment ter­tiary insti­tu­tion and pro­vides pro­grams and train­ing approved by New Zealand Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Author­ity (NZQA).

Training Programs

Mar­itime Programs

  • Cer­tifi­cate in Sea­man­ship (Level 3) – 14 weeks: The Cer­tifi­cate in Sea­man­ship is a one semes­ter pro­gram. The pro­gram includes the fol­low­ing mod­ules - Moor­ing, Anchor­ing and Deck Watch­keep­ing; Stan­dards of Train­ing Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and Watch­keep­ing ‘95 (STCW) Basic Train­ing; Ship­board Famil­iar­iza­tion; Basic Fire Fight­ing; Assist Bridge Watch­keep­ing; Pro­fi­ciency in Sur­vival Craft; Cargo Oper­a­tions and Stor­ing; and Ves­sel Operations.
  • Diploma in Nau­ti­cal Sci­ence Diploma in Nau­ti­cal Sci­ence (Offi­cer of the Watch Cer­tifi­cate of Com­pe­tency) – Level 5, 3 years: The Diploma in Nau­ti­cal Sci­ence is an inter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized qual­i­fi­ca­tion that can lead to well-​paid posi­tions in a foreign-​going career with inter­na­tional ship­ping com­pa­nies. The pro­gram aims to develop in stu­dents the skills and abil­ity to accept posi­tions of lead­er­ship and high respon­si­bil­ity imme­di­ately after grad­u­a­tion. Suc­cess­ful stu­dents will, on com­ple­tion of required seatime, also gain the inter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized Sec­ond Mate Foreign-​Going Cer­tifi­cate of Com­pe­tency (Mar­itime New Zealand).
  • Mas­ters Foreign-​Going 1 and 2 (Mate/​Master Foreign-​Going) – Level 7, 1 year: The Mas­ters Foreign-​Going Class 1 and 2 is an advanced train­ing pro­gram. It pro­vides spe­cial­ist knowl­edge, plus ana­lyt­i­cal and problem-​solving skills nec­es­sary to allow pro­gres­sion to com­mand a foreign-​going ship or to fill other man­age­r­ial posi­tions ashore.
  • Diploma in Marine Engi­neer­ing (Marine Engi­neer Class 3) – Level 6, 3 years: The Diploma in Marine Engi­neer­ing is an inter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized qual­i­fi­ca­tion that can lead to well-​paid posi­tions in a foreign-​going career with inter­na­tional ship­ping companies.
  • Marine Engi­neer Class 2 and Marine Engi­neer Class 1 (Level 7): The Marine Engi­neer Class 2 and Marine Engi­neer Class 1 is an advanced train­ing pro­gram. It pro­vides the spe­cial­ist knowl­edge plus ana­lyt­i­cal and problem-​solving skills nec­es­sary to allow pro­gres­sion to com­mand engi­neer­ing and tech­ni­cal depart­ments on a foreign-​going ship.
  • Short Courses and Sem­i­nars: Advanced Fire Fight­ing; Auto­matic Radar Plot­ting Aids (ARPA); Basic Fire Fight­ing; Bridge Resource Man­age­ment; Chem­i­cal Tanker Safety; Elec­tronic Chart Dis­play Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems (ECDIS); First Aid at Sea; Gas Tanker Safety; Global Mar­itime Dis­tress Sig­nal Sys­tem (GMDSS); Gen­eral Radio Tele­phone Oper­a­tors Cer­tifi­cate (GRTOC); High Speed Nav­i­ga­tion; Inter­na­tional Ship Man­age­ment (ISM) Train­ing; Oil Tanker Safety Class 1; Oil Tanker Safety Class 2; Physics of Cargo Han­dling; Pro­fi­ciency in Sur­vival Craft (PISC); Reval­i­da­tion; Safety; Ship Mas­ters Med­ical; Stan­dards of Train­ing, Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and Watch­keep­ing (STCW) ‘95 Update; Ship Famil­iar­iza­tion and Social Respon­si­bil­i­ties; Ship Secu­rity Offi­cer and more.

Ship­ping & Logis­tics Programs

The Ship­ping & Freight, Logis­tics & Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment are con­ducted by Manukau Insti­tute of Technology’s Cen­tre for Logis­tics at the school. The details of the pro­grams can be found here - Manukau Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy.

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