Maritime Operations - Mate Fishing Vessel Unlimited
Level 6

Maritime Operations - Mate Fishing Vessel Unlimited

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  • Locations and dates


    17 February 2022
    Mate Fishing Vessel Unlimited
  • Total credits


  • Fees


    Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

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Free programme.

This qualification will give you the skills you need to apply for your Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) Mate Fishing Vessel - Unlimited Certificate of Competency (COC).

This programme is eligible for fees-free under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Find full details about the fund here.(external link)

If you have been working at sea, offshore, on a fishing vessel of 12m or more for at least 24 months, and you are wanting to progress your career to working in unlimited waters - then this qualification is for you.

The programme will give you the skills you need to gain your MNZ Mate Fishing Vessel - Unlimited COC, allowing you to work as Mate of a fishing vessel of 24m or more in length in any operating area at sea. On completion of this qualification return after 12 months and gain your Skipper Fishing Vessel – Unlimited certification to get the skills for your Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) Skipper Fishing Vessel - Unlimited COC.

This programme contains all the training and supplementary certificates you will need for your COC. Including STCW basic safety training, advanced fire fighting, PISC and rescue boats, GMDSS Radio Operator.

Key information for students

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements Learn more

Academic requirements - NCEA Level 2 OR A qualification on the NZQF at Level 4 or above in a related discipline. Alternative requirements: Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic Entry Requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry by the Curriculum Manager or delegate. English language requirements: If English is not the applicant's first language, applicants will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Table: IELTS 6.0 Academic (no lower than 5.5 in each band). Note: Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact NMIT for an assessment Applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills. IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

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Duration Learn more

2.1 Years

Tuition fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees Learn more $6,612 $13,721
Government tuition subsidy Learn more $12,610 $26,167
TOTAL Learn more $19,223 $39,887
Compulsory Student Services Fee
Student loan information Learn more StudyLink

Student success Learn more

Successful course completions 100%

National Graduate Outcomes Learn more

3 years after completion
Median earnings Learn more $54,388
Earnings range Learn more $38,136 - $79,921
In employment Learn more 58%
In further study Learn more 28%
On a benefit Learn more N/A

Note: All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Learn more about Key Information for Students








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