Qualified Deck Crew (QDC)
The National Certificate in Maritime, Deckhand programme is suited to people employed as deckhands on commercial vessels. Most of the qualification syllabus can be achieved on-job and recognises the skills and knowledge already established by employees on commercial vessels i.e.rope work, identifying vessel parts.
On successful completion of this New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approved programme you will receive the:
-National Certificate in Maritime – Deckhand Qualification
You will also be entitled to sit your Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) Deckcrew examination on meeting the MNZ requirements below.
-Complete both an MTI approved Task Book and ‘recognised training programme’
-Be over 16 years of age
-Hold a Radio Operators Certificate
-Hold a current First Aid certificate
-Pass an eye sight test (at student cost)
-Pass an MNZ fit and proper person approval
-Complete 3 months commercial sea service of which 2 months must be completed on a vessel over 6 meters. NB: The MNZ sea service can be completed whilst undertaking this Deckhand qualification programme.
Once your enrolment has been processed you will receive your ‘Task Book’ for on-job completion and a programme voucher booklet detailing the conditions of you attending the maritime auxiliary certificate courses.
-Crowd Management Safety Certificate
-Marine Radio Operators Certificate
-STCW Basic First Aid
-STCW Basic Sea Survival
-STCW Basic Fire Fighting
-STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
To complete the Deckhand certificate course you are required to attend the auxiliary courses at MTI during your enrolment period.
Please click here to print a copy of the QDC taskbook or contact the office and we will send one out to you.
Please note that there are terms and conditions associated with the above auxiliary certificate courses. Certificates will not be issued to students who have not successfully completed the entire National Certificate in Maritime Deckhand programme which may take up to approx. 1 year to complete.
The new course fees are currently under review and are to be confirmed. Please contact us to book your place in the new programme.
*PLEASE NOTE: All listed qualifications and fees could be subject to change based on the requirement to use new qualifications.
Programme fees cover:
All tuition requirements
Student Deckhand Task Book
All examination fees (including MNZ Deckhand oral examination)
All NZQA unit standard costs.
Fees do not include:
MNZ application fees (approx. $676.00)
Eye sight test (approx. $60.00)
STCW Medical test (approx. $40.00)
NOTE: Should a student fail the Certificated Deckhand examination there is a re-sit charge of $100.00. MNZ may also require a fee to issue another permit. You can re-sit your exam after a minimum of one month.
Restricted to those 16 years or older and employed within the Maritime industry.
Monthly intakes. Auxiliary certificate courses as per advertised dates.
10 months to complete from month of enrolment.
There is a rigorous cross credit assessment programme to ensure recognition of any current competencies. (e.g. if the student holds a current First Aid certificate you will not be required to complete this module again. (However you must supply a copy as proof). Please note that programme fees will not be reduced.
The auxiliary STCW basic training courses require students to provide a medical certificate (at the students cost) prior to their acceptance onto these modules. Please click here to download medical form.
Course units are accredited by NZQA and the Maritime Industry Training Organisation (Competenz).