Merchant Marine; Nautical Science; Seamanship Education and Training
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).
- 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.