Superyacht Crewing

Certificate in Superyacht Crewing Level 3

NZ 2506 course code

As New Zealand’s first and leading Superyacht qualification educator, Mahurangi Campus (MIT) continues to offer the most prestigious highest level Superyacht Crewing programme in the country.
Be taught by tutors who have extensive maritime  experience. Why settle for second when you can train with the best?
By the inclusion of internationally issued certificates from the United Kingdom’s ‘Royal Yachting Association’ (RYA), the French ‘Professional Yachting Association’ (PYA) and flag states ‘Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping’ (STCW) the MIT ‘Certificate in Superyacht Crewing’ will open up your world to a host of opportunities in the maritime industry. There is an increasing need for qualified and professional people to keep up with this ever growing industry. This qualification is your passport to an exciting career sailing the waters of the world.

Graduates are invited to join the SYC Facebook page for industry updates and employment opportunities.

Practical Training
This 12-week hands-on course involves practical experience in all areas, including fire fighting, sea survival, Power boat and jet ski, radar operation and even wine appreciation. The course also includes 5 days sail training at sea under the guidance of qualified Maritime  instructors.

Successful students will receive a New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 3) (Super-yacht Crewing) Level 3, 75 CreditsProgramme Reference: NZ2506of:STCW Certificates in:
-STCW Basic Sea Survival
-STCW Basic Fire Fighting
-STCW Basic First Aid
-STCW Basic Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
-STCW Basic Crowd Management
-STCW Security Awareness TrainingRYA Certificates in:
– Competent Crew Certificate
-RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate
-RYA Personal Watercraft Certificate (Jet Skis TM)PYA Certificates in:
-PYA Yacht Interior Introduction
-PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service
-PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction

Other Certificates in:
-Maritime Radio Operator’s Certificate
-MIT Launchmaster Certificate
-MIT Diesel Maintenance Certificate
-MIT Outboard Maintenance Certificate
-Food Safety Certificate
-Liquor Social usage and Responsibility certificate
*Please note that a number of the modules are weather reliant therefore the course schedule is subject to change.


And Superyacht industry specialist skills in:
-Hull care and repair
-Sail care and repair

2018 Course Dates:
Course 1: 1st Feb – 4th  MAY (extended due to stats)
Course 2: 26th Feb – 25th May
Course 3: 18th June – 6th Sept
Course 4: 17th Sept – 7th Dec

12 weeks tuition.

Class Size:
Class size is 20 (Places are limited to 20 students per programme. These courses are generally full up to 10 weeks in advance.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.).



Entry Requirement:
Open. Suggested mininum age 18. International students require an IELTS score of 5.5 to undertake this course.
Due to practical elements in the Fire Fighting and Sea Survival courses, all candidates should be of reasonable fitness. For the STCW component a Medical Certificate of Fitness is required from a qualified medical practitioner before being accepted onto the course. Click here to download form. Please note: This medical certificate covers Basic STCW and not advanced.

2018 Fees:
Domestic students: $4052 .00
International students please contact the office on:Ph: + 64 9 425 8493 for fee details.*Fees may be subject to change without notice

Programme Costs
Your programme fees include:
-All tuition
-All RYA certificate issues fees
-Student workbooks
-All PYA certificate issue fees (See medical requirements)
-All NZQA unit standard costs
-Five days at sea
-Food and accommodation while at sea during the five day RYA competent crew module.
Your programme fees do not include:
-Medical costs for STCW
-Medical costs for PYA  (See medical requirements)
-Passport photographs for certificates $20.00**
-It is advisable to get your medical done with the medical practice/GP you are registered with unless you choose to obtain the ENG1 medical. Refer to medical requirements
** All external costs are approximate only and are subject to change without notice.

Medical Requirements:
All students enrolling on this qualification must seek medical clearance prior to starting the course(refer Medical form). To do this they must pass a MNZ Medical for Seafarers MR Part 34We strongly advise that this be done soon after provisional enrolment acceptance.

Click here for the STCW medical form and requirements.

Student Benefits:
Students loans and allowances are available for those who meet the criteria. Contact Student Services on 0800 88 99 00 for more details.

Unit Standards are accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Yachting certificates are accredited by United Kingdom’s Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and the French Professional Yachting Association (PYA). STCW is accredited by Maritime New Zealand under the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

Further Information & Enrolments

The Super Yacht Crew Certificate has been aligned to

New Zealand Certificate in Maritime Crewing (Level 3) Superyacht Crewing

Level 3, 75 Credits

Programme Reference: NZ2506

Please click here to request further information and an enrolment pack.

For information pertaining to recruitment and training and general crew etiquette etc please visit Superyacht Crew Guide.