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Skippers Restricted Limits (SRL) Course

Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations, SRL

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SRL is an entry level command certificate with engineering components. This allows you to operate commercial vessels up to 12 metres, or up to 24 metres with endorsement in restricted limits.

In most other SRL courses, students need to complete their Training Record Book independently before the block course.

But our course is different.

In our SRL course, you complete your Training Record Book in class with the guidance of a tutor who will also sign off your tasks. Our block course includes practical sessions where your tutor will sign off your Training Record Book.

If you are interested in our SRL course, contact us to enquire, or learn more about the course requirements below. Check here to see if you’re eligible for Fees Free.


What makes our SRL course unique?

Our SRL course is the newest and most practical skipper training course in NZ.

Take a look at what sets our course apart from other SRL courses…

In-Class Training Record Book Completion

In-Class TRB Completion

In most other SRL courses, students are required to complete their Training Record Book and have tasks signed off by a skipper prior to attending the block course.

This can be a struggle, since the skipper is usually pretty busy and students need to complete tasks before being equipped with the necessary skills to do so.

Our course is designed that you complete your Training Record Book in class with the guidance of a tutor.

Our tutors will then sign off the completed tasks in your TRB, so you have one less thing to worry about.

Skipper Training Guided Learning

Guided Learning

Some other SRL courses include 5 months of self-directed online learning before the block course.

Lack of personal guidance can be frustrating, especially because students are required to also complete their Training Record Book during this time.

But our course is different. Here, you will be paired with a tutor from the time you enrol to help you from start to finish.

We’ve designed a student activity book that will help you learn more about your operation while collecting diagrams and procedures that you’ll need for your Training Record Book during our block course.

You will be able to use a combination of your work and personal time prior to the block course to complete this student activity book.

Practical Application: hone your skipper skills than on the water

Practical Application

Most other training providers are classroom-based after completing months of self-directed distance learning.

But what better place to hone your skipper skills than on the water?

To ensure you get both the theoretical and practical skills to be successful in your new career, we have designed this course for people who would rather be learning on the water.

Topics will be introduced in a classroom, which you will then put into practice on a working commercial vessel. Practical sessions are strategically scheduled to consolidate and assess learning.

SRL or COXSWAIN GRADE 1 Course Requirements

Which Course is Right for You?

Coxswain Grade 1SRL
Certificates Permits you to operate a vessel less than 12m in Australian inshore waters. Recognised by MNZ as equivalent to SRL <12mPermits you to operate a vessel less than 12m (24m with endorsement) up to 12 nautical miles from shore.
Course requirementsRequires 30 days on a commercial vessel with completion of AMSA Task Book or 240 days on any vessel without Task Book. Completion of a recognised training course and practical assessments. Additional requirements such as first aid and radio certificate. Always check the AMSA website for the latest and additional requirements
Complete your activity book and our block course (can be done in increments to suit your schedule) Your training record book will be completed during our block course MNZ oral exam and meet eligibility requirements. Download the guideline here.
Always check the MNZ website for the latest requirements and information.
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Course duration3-5 week course, depending on the school4-5 week block course after completing helpful maritime industry activity book
Sea time requirements30 days on a commercial vessel with completion of AMSA task book OR 240 days on any vessel without completion of AMSA task book200 hours (about 25 days) recreational or commercial. 24 metre endorsement requires additional seatime.
ExamAMSA practical assessments (AMPA)MNZ Exam
CostDepends on the school, but somewhere up to $3500 including the course, assessment and application fees. $1295 + GST Check Fees Free website
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Accepted qualificationQualification valid in Australia and can be converted to be valid in NZ.
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Qualification valid in NZ and can be recognised in Australia.
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We deliver the Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations (SRL) programme approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under section 439 of the Education and Training Act 2020, and Skipper Training NZ Ltd is accredited to provide it under the section 441 of the Education and Training Act.

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