QUALIFICATIONS

There are several tertiary institutions providing pre-employment and industry training, for young people wanting to start a career in commercial fishing and for people already employed in the industry.

NORTH ISLAND

MAHURANGI TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Mahurangi Technical Institute offers a range of maritime qualifications taught by highly qualified and experienced tutors, for people already employed on commercial vessels. Courses include.

STCW – Basic

(Standards Training Certification & Watchkeeping). The STCW courses are mandatory for most people working in the commercial maritime industry

www.stcw.co.nz

National Certificate in Maritime Deckhand.

This programme is suited to people employed as deckhands on commercial vessels.  Most of the qualification syllabus can be achieved on-job and recognises the skills and knowledge already established by employees on commercial vessels

www.mti.net.nz

National Certificate in Commercial Inshore Vessel Operations (CIVO)

The CIVO qualification is recognised by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) as an approved training course forming part of their prerequisites for application for the Skipper Restricted Limits (SRL) certificate.

www.mnzlicences.co.nz

Location

Warkworth

Phone

(09) 571 0190

Contact

Head of Department, Peter Usher. Administrator, Alison Clifford

Website

www.mti.net.nz

BAY OF PLENTY POLYTECHNIC

The Bay of Plenty Polytechnic offers a range of marine qualifications from pre-employment courses through to skipper qualifications. The Polytechnic has its own vessels to provide sea-time work experience. Courses include.

Certificate in Maritime & Fishing Technology – Level 3
A full time, pre-employment course for people wanting a career in aquaculture and commercial fishing
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National Certificate in Seafood Vessel Operations (Nautical Skills) – Advanced Deckhand (F) Level
For unqualified deckhands currently working on a commercial vessel who are seeking their first qualification. Correspondence course – work while studying

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STCW – Basic
(Standards Training Certification & Watchkeeping). This is a 7 day, Maritime New Zealand accredited programme which meets international requirements necessary to safeguard the lives of crews and passengers
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Restricted Radar Operators Certificate
5 day course acquiring real life radar skills aboard a vessel, not a simulator. Also an ancillary course requirement for the Maritime New Zealand Inshore Launchmaster
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Inshore Launch Master
Skipper restricted limits certificate of competency for fishers wishing to become a master of an inshore vessel up to 24 metres. Duration 5 weeks
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Marine Engineer Class 6
An ideal first qualification to work effectively in a vessel engine room. 5 day course
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Location – Tauranga
Phone – (07) 571 0190, 0800 267 7659
Contact – Tony Martin, Cheryl Pender – Administration
Website – www.boppoly.ac.nz

SOUTH ISLAND

NELSON MARLBOROUGH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

The International Maritime Institute of New Zealand (IMINZ) is part of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and is a leading provider of training for the fishing industry. IMINZ provides a broad range of courses relevant to the fishing industry, from someone just starting out, to Master of a Deep Sea Fishing Vessel without limitation.

Programmes and Courses

Pre-employment

National Certificate in Seafood Processing with strands in Basic Processing Skills and Intermediate Processing Skills

Industry Training

Diploma in Mate of a Deep Sea Fishing Vessel (1MDSFV) (Mate Fishing Vessel Unlimited)

Diploma in Master of a Deep Sea Fishing Vessel (MDSFV) (Skipper Fishing Vessel Unlimited)

Certificate in Advanced Deckhand (Fishing) (ADH-F)

Certificate in NZ Offshore Watchkeeper (NZOW) (Mate Fishing Vessel

Limited & Watchkeeper Deck 500t Near Coastal & Skipper Coastal Offshore)

Certificate in NZ Offshore Master (NZOM) (Skipper Fishing Vessel Limited & Master 500t Near Coastal)

Certificate in Inshore Launch Master (ILM) (Skipper Restricted Limits)

Certificate in Marine Engineer Class 5 (MEC5)

Certificate in Marine Engineer Class 4 (MEC4)

Certificate in Marine Engineer Class 3 (MEC3)

New Zealand Diploma in Marine Engineering (Level 6)

Maritime Operations – Skipper Restricted Limits

Maritime Crewing – Advanced Deckhand Fishing

Maritime Crewing – Qualified Deck Crew

Maritime Crewing – Deck Watch Rating / Engine Watch Rating

Maritime Crewing – Able Seafarer Deck / Engine

Maritime Operations – Skipper Coastal Offshore

Maritime Operations – Mate Fishing Vessel Limited / Watch-keeper Deck 500t Near Coastal

Maritime Operations- Skipper Fishing Vessel Limited / Master 500t Near Coastal

Diploma in Fishing Vessel Operations – Mate Fishing Vessel Unlimited / Skipper Fishing Vessel Unlimited

Location

Nelson

Phone

(03) 546 9175, 0800 422 733

Contact

Katherine Walker IMINZ Manager

Website

www.nmit.ac.nz

TIMARU FISHING SCHOOL

Timaru Fishing School’s primary purpose is to introduce the broad concepts of seafood processing and deck hand skills to trainees, prior to them entering the work force.

The training programmes offered at the Timaru Fishing School’s modern and purpose built facilities is for employment on modern, large, deep-sea trawlers, smaller inshore trawlers, land based processing factories and seafood retail outlets.

The courses offered by Timaru Fishing School cover the necessary maritime skills to ensure safe working practices while at sea. The courses cover all safety factors necessary to meet industry requirements.

Courses

Upon completion of an NZQA approved course, graduates will obtain a National Certificate in either

  • Seafood Processing
  • Seafood Vessel Operations
  • Seafood Retailing

Content

Maritime Vessel Operations Hazards Rope work
Abandon Ship and Sea Survival Techniques Knife Handling
Weighing, Packing Seafood Processing Personal Hygiene
Sanitation of Plant and Equipment Work Place Health and Safety
Spoilage Factors Handling Fish Produce
Commercial Vessel Skills Safe Deck Practices Fishing Methods
Catch-Handling Nutrition
Team building Adult Reading and Learning (ARLA)
Vessel Anatomy Navigation
Fish Quality Filleting, Trimming, Grading, Freezing

Location – Timaru

Phone – (03) 684 8663

Contact – Colleen Brokenshire, Course Manager

Website – www.timarufishingschool.co.nz

WESTPORT DEEP SEA FISHING SCHOOL

The Westport Deep Sea Fishing School offers two, NZQA approved, National Certificates in vessel operations and seafood processing skills. This is a pre-employment qualification required for employment in the deep sea fishing industry. Their residential programme consists of training on shore and sea time on fishing vessels and is 13 weeks duration. Students completing the course will be qualified to seek employment on a deep sea factory vessel and start a career in the commercial fishing industry.

Location

Westport

Phone

(03) 788 8060

Contact

Peter Maich

Website

www.deepsea.co.nz