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Yachting & Boating Programs in Auckland, NZ

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Coastguard Boating Education Services (CBES) is a New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) accredited as a Private Training Establishment and has over 400 accredited tutors who deliver courses throughout the country at coastguard units, polytechnics, maritime schools, community colleges, schools, boat clubs and other delivery sites. CBES also offers a range of practical on-water courses and home study options.

CBES has long recognized that education is more effective than regulation in developing more responsible attitudes and behavior among boat users. Put simply, the more people know, the better and safer their boating experience. To improve safety and enjoyment on the water, CBES offers a number of easily accessible and inexpensive recreational boating courses, ranging from basic boating education to internationally recognized yachtmaster qualifications.

CBES is part of Coastguard NZ which is the primary maritime search and rescue service volunteering organization in New Zealand.

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Training Programs


Commercial Courses

  • NZ Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations (CIDMO) (Restricted Limits) (Level 4) Leading to Skipper Restricted Limits: Skipper Restricted Limits (SRL) is a Certificate of Competency (CoC) issued by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) allowing the holder to skipper a commercial passenger or fishing vessel (up to 12 meters in length) carrying up to 19 passengers within Restricted Limits. Some modules are available as a home study option to candidates with prior learning or experience in a particular area. Home study requires a level of independence and self management.

Foundation Level Courses

  • Day Skipper (Classroom, Online, and Home Study)
  • Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate
  • Waka Ama Safety
  • In Water Survival

Next Level Courses

  • Boatmaster
  • GPS Operator
  • Maritime Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Certificate
  • Radar Operator
  • Coastal Medic
  • Inboard Engine Maintenance
  • Outboard Engine Maintenance

Experts Courses

  • Maritime Short-Range Operator Certificate (MSROC)
  • Working Safely on Commercial Craft
  • Coastal Skipper
  • Ocean Yachtmaster
  • Offshore Medic
  • Advanced Sea Survival
  • Legal and MOSS

Practical On-Water Courses

  • Bar Crossing
  • Club Safety Boat Operator - Rowing Club version
  • Club Safety Boat Operator - Yacht Club version
  • RYA Personal Water Craft
  • RYA Powerboating
  • RYA Sail Cruising
  • RYA Motor Cruising
  • RYA RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore/Ocean
  • RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC)
  • RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities
  • RYA Instructor Training

LAST UPDATED ON Sep 20, 2018

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