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Master <24 Near Coastal (Aus)

Equivalent to Skipper Coastal Offshore (NZ)

Gain your Skippers Licence for Commercial Vessels up to 24m...

through the Master Near Coastal Programme

If you want to captain commercial vessels under 24 metres in length out to 200 miles from shore, then the Master Near Coastal programme, MAR30918 Certificate III in Maritime Operations may be right for you. This is an Australian qualification, with full competency details listed on the AMSA Website.

If you wish to work in New Zealand, you can easily transfer this Australian qualification to the Maritime NZ Skipper Coastal Offshore certificate. Check the Maritime NZ website to see how.

Although the qualifications are equivalent, the Master NC course is more cost and time effective than the NZ Skipper Coastal Offshore certificate. That’s why it’s a great option for anyone looking to get started quickly and efficiently.

Course requirements

See why you should choose the Master <24 NC Course. You can transfer your Master Near Coastal Certificate to the Maritime NZ Skipper Coastal Offshore Qualification. Here is a detailed comparison of the courses…

Master <24 NCSkipper Coastal Offshore - Why do this 6 month course when you can get the same qualification in 1 month?
LicencesAllows you to skipper a commercial vessel up to 24m out to 200 nautical miles.Allows you to skipper a commercial vessel up to 24m out to 200 nautical miles.
Course duration4 - 8 weeks, depending on the school24 weeks including 15-week block course at other maritime schools.
Sea time requirementsMust have sea time on commercial vessels over 7.5m for 120 days with a task book OR 600 days with at least half the time on vessels over 7.5m and at least half the time on commercial vessels without a task book.Hold SRL <24m or equivalent 12 months sea time
Additional requirementsAlways check with the school and the AMSA website for the latest requirements.
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Ancillary certificates. MNZ oral examination. Always check the Maritime NZ website for the latest requirements.
Additional qualificationsCan be combined with Australian MED 2 or NZ MEC 6 to avoid deck capacity restriction.Check with the other maritime schools
ExamAustralian Mandated Practical AssessmentMNZ oral examination.
CostCost dependant on what school you choose.$6600 +/- (current at time of writing).
Accepted qualificationQualification valid in Australia and can be converted to be valid in NZ.
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Qualification valid in NZ.
Note: This is an Australian course than can lead to an Australian Maritime Safety Authority qualification that may be recognised by Maritime NZ. This is not an NZQA approved course - if you do this course, you will enrol with a school approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

PLEASE NOTE: Australian courses are offered by Australian Registered Training Organisations and are not NZQA approved courses. We’re just helping spread the message, and happy to help answer questions.


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