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.
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 NC||Skipper Coastal Offshore - Why do this 6 month course when you can get the same qualification in 1 month?|
|Licences||Allows 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 duration||4 - 8 weeks, depending on the school||24 weeks including 15-week block course at other maritime schools.|
|Sea time requirements||Must 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 requirements||Always check with the school and the AMSA website for the latest requirements.|
|Ancillary certificates. MNZ oral examination. Always check the Maritime NZ website for the latest requirements.|
|Additional qualifications||Can be combined with Australian MED 2 or NZ MEC 6 to avoid deck capacity restriction.||Check with the other maritime schools|
|Exam||Australian Mandated Practical Assessment||MNZ oral examination.|
|Cost||$5389AUD including the course, assessment and application fees. Extras if needed are Radio course ($300) and/or Safety training ESS ($650). The practical assessment is held on a commercial vessel, which we can provide at cost.||$6600 +/- (current at time of writing).|
|Accepted qualification||Qualification valid in Australia and can be converted to be valid in NZ.|
|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)|
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