1. Information on MTI

Nga mihi mahana ki a koe
Naumai ki te whanau

Warm greetings to you
Welcome to our family
The New Zealand Maritime School Mahurangi campus (MIT) is located in Warkworth which is 65 kilometres north of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Warkworth is a small friendly town, surrounded by farmland. It is close to beaches and Rodney’s largest marine reserve. The Mahurangi district also has vineyards, art and craft workshops.

Mahurangi has been operating in its current form since 1991.


MIT has a team of dedicated staff who are committed to help you.

MIT have at their modern Glenmore Drive campus:
-9 classrooms, including a computer cafe and workshops. The facilities are well equipped and have been approved by Maritime New Zealand as well as the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
-A student recreation room with pool tables, table tennis tables, and outside areas with BBQ tables.
-The Student Liaison Officer arranges various social activities throughout your study period in which you may wish to participate.

Course Costs

Approximate Course Cost $NZ (inclusive of GST):
Certificate in Superyacht Crewing (Level 4) (12 weeks): Fees on application
Royal Yachting Association Certificates: Fees on request

Cost of tuition includes:
-All tuition fees.
-Student workbooks.
-Examination fees.
-NZQA unit standards fees.
-Field trip transport.
-Field trip accommodation.

The following items are not included in tuition costs:
-Stationery requirements which generally would not exceed $50.
-Field trip meals which generally would not exceed $100.

Student Fee Protection

Mahurangi campus protects your fees with the Public Trust. Fee Protect is a student fee trust account which ensures you receive a refund on student fees – held in trust – if Mahurangi campus is unable to complete your course. Your fees are deposited into the trust account with payments made to MIT over an agreed timeframe and payment schedule.

Accommodation costs

There are several accommodation options for students studying in New Zealand. For more information click here

Living Costs

Here are some examples of what you might expect to pay in New Zealand dollars for:
-A bus ticket to Auckland from Warkworth: $30 (one way approx.)
-A fast food meal: $10
-A pizza for two: $28
-A can of cola: $3.50
-A coffee in a café: $4.50
-A Thai or Chinese meal: $20
-A postcard bought and mailed home: $2 (approximately)
-A haircut: $25 (men), $55 (women)

Working and Studying in New Zealand

Your time at Mahurangi Campus on a student visa must be mainly for study. However you may be allowed to work part-time but there are rules you need to know. Please contact Immigration NZ.

Medical and Travel Insurance

It is a requirement for international students to have both Medical and Travel Insurance for the period of study. If you require further guidance or information please contact us.