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Become a Qualified Deck Crew

Begin your Maritime Career as a Qualified Deck Crew and start Working on the Water by Next Summer

Keen to start working on the water as soon as possible?

The QRC Tourism Operations Certificate and Qualified Deck Crew Training is a great way to get started.

We have partnered with QRC and R. Tucker Thompson to bring you this 17-week course in Paihia, Bay of Islands, starting on the 25th of July.

  • 17 weeks – graduate in time for work on the water next summer
  • Gain practical experience with hands-on work in shift placements
  • Earn your Certificate in Tourism Operations (Level 4) and
  • Complete the QDC training in preparation for the final exam

We only have 12 spaces available – enquire today if you’re keen to take up this opportunity.

Contact Nick Madden by phone 021 213 5819 or email [email protected]

Note: You must be at least 17 years old when the course starts and have at least NCEA Level 2 or equivalent.


More about this course

Only have 12 spaces available.
Course starts 25th July.

In-Class Training Record Book Completion

Your Training

The Qualified Deck Crew training will be provided by Skipper Training NZ. We will help you complete your training record book and prepare for your final oral exam with Maritime NZ.

QRC Tourism Operations Certificate (Level 4)

The QRC Tourism Operations Certificate (Level 4) will help you understand the importance of customer service and creating great experiences in the dynamic tourism industry. You will explore the concepts of Manaakitanga and Whanaungatanga and learn how these are applied in a professional tourism and hospitality context.


Qualified Deck Crew Course Requirements

To be awarded the QDC Certificate you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Complete the QDC training record book
  • Have the required ancillary certificates
  • Pass Maritime NZ’s final exam
  • Prove that you are a fit and proper person
  • Be medically fit and have good eyesight (visual acuity and colour vision)

If you would like to learn more, or think you’re ready to enroll, please contact Nick Madden by phone 021 213 5819 or email [email protected]

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