NEW ZEALAND

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (DECK)

  1. Training Record Book
    • International Shipping Federation On Board Training Record Book for Deck Cadets
    • Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) Deck Training Record Book (UK)
    • Global Met Training Book. Hold a Degree in Diploma in Nautical Science including on-board training & completion of accepted training book record
    • or Diploma in Nautical Science
  2. Copy of certificate of medical fitness for seafarers
  3. Copy of eyesight test(s) results
  4. Photocopy of Fit and proper person form – these need to be sighted and signed copies of the ID documents specified on the form
  5. Seafarer certificate application form
  6. Approved qualification of Watchkeeper Deck
  7. Completed seafarer’s record book
  8. Discharge certificate or discharge book
  9. Sea Service
    • At least 12 months (including 6 months Bridge Watchkeeping) sea service as a part of an approved training programme that includes on board training in an approved training record book
    • (OR) At least 36 months (including 6 months Bridge Watchkeeping) sea service
  10. Ancillary certificates
    • STCW basic training (PST, FPFF, Proficiency in Firefighting & Advanced Firefighting)
    • Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats (PISC)
    • Advanced fire fighting
    • Medical first aid
    • STCW Global Maritime Distress and Safety System radio operator certificate of competancy (GMDSS)
    • Electronic Chart Dispaly & Information System (ECDIS)
    • Security awareness training
  1. Copy of certificate of medical fitness for seafarers
  2. Copy of eyesight test(s) results
  3. Photocopy of Fit and proper person form – these need to be sighted and signed copies of the ID documents specified on the form
  4. Seafarer certificate application form
  5. Certificate of competency as Watchkeeper Deck or equivalent
  6. Course completion letter and assessment record
  7. Training of navigational watchkeeping functions and duties at the management level
  8. Police clearance report for other countries (if applicable)
  9. Ancillary certificates
    • STCW basic training
    • Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats (PISC)
    • Advanced fire fighting
    • Medical care on board ship
    • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) certificate
    • Security awareness training
  1. Copy of certificate of medical fitness for seafarers
  2. Copy of eyesight test(s) results
  3. Photocopy of Fit and proper person form – these need to be sighted and signed copies of the ID documents specified on the form
  4. Seafarer certificate application form
  5. Certificate of competency as Watchkeeper Deck or equivalent
  6. Approved Chief Mate training course
  7. Completed seafarer’s record book
  8. Discharge certificate or discharge book (ensuring that any section on watchkeeping is appropriately signed off)
  9. Seafarer’s record book showing your seagoing service
  10. Certificate of sea service
  11. Course completion letter and assessment record
  12. Police clearance report for other countries (if applicable)
  13. Ancillary certificates
    • STCW basic training
    • Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats (PISC)
    • Advanced fire fighting
    • Medical care on board ship
    • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) certificate
    • Security awareness training
  1. Copy of certificate of medical fitness for seafarers
  2. Copy of eyesight test(s) results
  3. Photocopy of Fit and proper person form – these need to be sighted and signed copies of the ID documents specified on the form
  4. Seafarer certificate application form
  5. Certificate of competency as Watchkeeper Deck or equivalent
  6. Course completion letter and assessment record
  7. Training of navigational watchkeeping functions and duties at the management level
  8. Police clearance report for other countries (if applicable)
  9. Sea Service
    • Either at least 36 months sea service as officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500GT or more while holding your Watchkeeper Deck certificate
    • (OR) At least 24 months sea service on ships of 500GT or more while holding your Watchkeeper Deck certificate, of which at least 12 months is served as chief mate
  10. Ancillary certificates
    • STCW basic training
    • Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats (PISC)
    • Advanced fire fighting
    • Medical care on board ship
    • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) certificate
    • Security awareness training
  1. Copy of certificate of medical fitness for seafarers
  2. Copy of eyesight test(s) results
  3. Photocopy of Fit and proper person form – these need to be sighted and signed copies of the ID documents specified on the form
  4. Seafarer certificate application form
  5. Certificate of competency as Watchkeeper Deck, Chief Mate or Master on ships less than  3000 gross tonnes (Master <3000GT)
  6. Completed seafarer’s record book
  7. Discharge certificate or discharge book (ensuring that any section on watchkeeping is appropriately signed off)
  8. Seafarer’s record book showing your seagoing service
  9. Course completion letter and assessment record
  10. Police clearance report for other countries (if applicable)
  11. Sea Sevice
    • either at least 36 months as officer in charge of a navigational watch while holding your Watchkeeper Deck certificate 
    • (OR) At least 24 months while holding your Watchkeeper Deck certificate, of which 12 months is served as chief mate while holding the Chief Mate certificate of competency 
  12. Ancillary certificates
    • STCW basic training
    • Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats (PISC)
    • Advanced fire fighting
    • Medical care on board ship
    • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) certificate
    • Security awareness training

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (ENGINE)

  1. Copy of certificate of medical fitness for seafarers
  2. Copy of eyesight test(s) results
  3. Fit and proper person form – including sighted and signed copies of the ID documents specified on the form
  4. Seafarer certificate application form
  5. Police clearance report for other countries (if applicable)
  6. Sea Service
    • At least 200 hours of sea service on a motor ship of any kind, including a pleasure craft, and a training record book while on board
  7. Discharge book (or discharge certificates)
  8. Seafarer’s record book showing your seagoing service
  9.  MEC 6 course completion letter and assessment record
  10. Original training record book
  11. Ancillary certificate
    • First aid
  1. Copy of certificate of medical fitness for seafarers
  2. Copy of eyesight test(s) results
  3. Fit and proper person form – including sighted and signed copies of the ID documents specified on the form
  4. Seafarer certificate application form
  5. Choose to specialise in motor-powered or steam-powered propulsion systems, or both
  6. MEC 6 certificate of competency or equivalent, or complete extra sea service and an acceptable on-board training record book
  7.  MEC 5 course completion letter and assessment record
  8. Sea Service
    • 12 months of sea service on motor ships with main propulsion machinery of 100kW or more operating in any area
    • (OR) At least 200 hours of sea service while completing the MEC 6 training record book on board motor ships with main propulsion machinery of 100kW or more operating in any area, and an additional 12 months sea service
    • (OR) 24 months of sea service on motor ships with main propulsion machinery of 100kW or more operating in any area and completing an approved on-board training record book for the Engine Room Watch Rating certificate
  9. Discharge book (or discharge certificates)
  10. Seafarer’s record book showing your seagoing service
  11. Training record book
    • The training record book (Engine Room Watch Rating, MEC 6 or MEC 5 Steam) will depend on the MEC 5 certificate and sea service option you select
  12. Ancillary certificates
    • STCW or STCW-F basic training
  1. Copy of certificate of medical fitness for seafarers
  2. Copy of eyesight test(s) results
  3. Fit and proper person form – including sighted and signed copies of the ID documents specified on the form
  4. Seafarer certificate application form
  5. Choose to specialise in motor-powered or steam-powered propulsion systems, or both
  6. MEC 6 certificate of competency or equivalent, or complete extra sea service and an acceptable on-board training record book
  7. MEC 5 course completion letter and assessment record
  8. Sea Service
    • 36 months of sea service performing duties on steam engines or boilers on commercial ships or New Zealand warships
    • (OR) 36 months of sea service performing duties on steam engines or boilers in a land-based installation 
    • (OR) 12 months of sea service performing duties on steam engines or boilers on commercial ships or New Zealand warships, plus two years of craft, industrial or other practical training
    • (OR) 12 months of operating experience with steam engines or boilers in a land-based installation within the previous 10 years, plus two years of craft, industrial or other practical training
  9. Discharge book (or discharge certificates)
  10. Seafarer’s record book showing your seagoing service
  11. Training record book
    • The training record book (Engine Room Watch Rating, MEC 6 or MEC 5 Steam) will depend on the MEC 5 certificate and sea service option you select
  12. Ancillary certificates
    • STCW or STCW-F basic training
  1. Copy of certificate of medical fitness for seafarers
  2. Copy of eyesight test(s) results
  3. Fit and proper person form – including sighted and signed copies of the ID documents specified on the form
  4. Seafarer certificate application form
  5. Choose to specialise in motor-powered or steam-powered propulsion systems, or both
  6. MEC 6 certificate of competency or equivalent, or complete extra sea service and an acceptable on-board training record book
  7.  MEC 5 course completion letter and assessment record
  8. Sea Service
    • 36 months of sea service on commercial ships or New Zealand warships that includes 30 months performing duties on diesel engines and 6 months performing duties on steam propulsion engines or boilers and completing an approved on-board training record book  
    • (OR) 24 months of sea service that includes 18 months performing duties on diesel engines and completing an approved onboard training record book for the Engine Watch Rating certificate and 6 months performing duties on steam propulsion engines or boilers and completing an approved on-board training record book
    • (OR) 12 months of sea service as an engineer while holding a MEC 6 certificate or equivalent, including 6 months performing duties on diesel engines and 6 months performing duties on steam propulsion engines or boilers and completing an approved on-board training record book 
  9. Discharge book (or discharge certificates)
  10. Seafarer’s record book showing your seagoing service
  11. Training record book
    • The training record book (Engine Room Watch Rating, MEC 6 or MEC 5 Steam) will depend on the MEC 5 certificate and sea service option you select
  12. Ancillary certificates
    • STCW or STCW-F basic training
  1. Copy of certificate of medical fitness for seafarers
  2. Copy of eyesight test(s) results
  3. Fit and proper person form – including sighted and signed copies of the ID documents specified on the form
  4. Seafarer certificate application form
  5. Police clearance report for other countries (if applicable)
  6.  MEC 4 course completion letter and assessment record
  7. Sea Service
    • 12 months of approved sea service while holding a MEC 5 certificate or equivalent
    • 12 months of approved sea service, with acceptable shore-based training in mechanical or marine engineering
    • 24 months of approved sea service while holding a valid MEC 6 certificate or equivalent
  8. Completed seafarer’s record book
  9. discharge certificate or discharge book (if using a New Zealand discharge book, make sure you get the watchkeeping section signed off)
  10. Ancillary certificates
    • STCW or STCW-F basic training
    • Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats (PISC)
    • Advanced fire fighting
  1. Copy of certificate of medical fitness for seafarers
  2. Copy of eyesight test(s) results
  3. Fit and proper person form – including sighted and signed copies of the ID documents specified on the form
  4. Seafarer certificate application form
  5. Police clearance report for other countries (if applicable)
  6. Sea Service
    • Sea service must be on commercial vessels, naval vessels or warships powered by engines of 750 kilowatts (kW) or more, operating outside restricted limits
    • At least six months experience in engine room watchkeeping under the supervision of engineering officers who hold MEC 1, MEC 2 or MEC 3 certificates of competency or equivalents 
  7. Discharge book (or discharge certificates)
  8. Seafarer’s record book showing your seagoing service
  9.  MEC 3 training course record and certificate(s) or your Diploma in Marine Engineering and course record 
  10. Original training record book
  11. Ancillary certificate
    •  STCW basic training 
    • Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats  other than fast rescue boats (PISC) 
    •  Advanced fire fighting 
    •  Proficiency in medical first aid
    • Security awareness training
  1. Copy of certificate of medical fitness for seafarers
  2. Copy of eyesight test(s) results
  3. Fit and proper person form – including sighted and signed copies of the ID documents specified on the form
  4. Seafarer certificate application form
  5. Police clearance report for other countries (if applicable)
  6. Sea Service
    • At least 12 months’ approved sea service on commercial ships or New Zealand warships with propulsion power of 750kW or more 
    • Complete all of your sea service in the engine department completing duties appropriate to your MEC 3 certificate as either an engineer officer or an assistant engineer officer, while holding your MEC 3 or equivalent certificate. 
  7. Discharge book (or discharge certificates)
  8. Seafarer’s record book showing your seagoing service
  9.  MEC 2  <3000kW training course completion letter and assessment record
  10. Original training record book
  11. Ancillary certificate
    •  STCW basic training 
    • Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats  other than fast rescue boats (PISC) 
    •  Advanced fire fighting 
    •  Proficiency in medical first aid
    • Security awareness training  
  1. Copy of certificate of medical fitness for seafarers
  2. Copy of eyesight test(s) results
  3. Fit and proper person form – including sighted and signed copies of the ID documents specified on the form
  4. Seafarer certificate application form
  5. Police clearance report for other countries (if applicable)
  6. Sea Service
    • Complete all of your sea service as an engineering officer (exercising the role of MEC 3) in the engine department, while holding your MEC 3 or equivalent certificate and 
    • complete at least 12 months’ approved sea service performing engine room watchkeeping duties on commercial ships or New Zealand warships with propulsion power of 750kW or more
    • You must also complete one of the following options
      • Certifying motor propulsion: at least six months’ sea service on a motor ship (a ship with  diesel main propelling machinery) with propulsion power of 750kW or more
      • Certifying steam propulsion: at least six months’ sea service on a steam ship with propulsion power of 750kW or more
      • Certifying combined motor and steam propulsion: at least six months’ sea service on motor  ships with propulsion power of 750kW or more, and at least six months on steam ships with propulsion power of 750kW or more 
  7. Discharge book (or discharge certificates)
  8. Seafarer’s record book showing your seagoing service
  9.  MEC 2 course completion letter and assessment record
  10. Original training record book
  11. Ancillary certificate
    •  STCW basic training 
    • Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats  other than fast rescue boats (PISC) 
    •  Advanced fire fighting 
    •  Proficiency in medical first aid
    • Security awareness training
  1. Copy of certificate of medical fitness for seafarers
  2. Copy of eyesight test(s) results
  3. Fit and proper person form – including sighted and signed copies of the ID documents specified on the form
  4. Seafarer certificate application form
  5. Police clearance report for other countries (if applicable)
  6. Sea Service
    • For holding MEC3 : 36 months as engineering officer on commercial vessels with 750kW or more main propulsion power
      • 18 months as engine room watchkeeper on vessels with main propulsion power of 750kW or more
      • For combined motor and steam, at least 18 months on vessels with each type of power
    • For holding MEC2 :  24 months as engineering officer on commercial vessels with 750kW or more main propulsion power
      • 12 months as engine room watchkeeper on vessels with main propulsion power of 750kW or more  
      • For combined motor and steam, at least 12 months on vessels with each type of power
    • 12 months as second engineer undertaking engine room watchkeeping on commercial vessels with 3000kW or more main propulsion power
      • 12 months as engine room watchkeeper on vessels with main propulsion power of 3000kW or more 
      • For combined motor and steam, at least 12 months on vessels with each type of power
  7. Discharge book (or discharge certificates)
  8. Seafarer’s record book showing your seagoing service
  9.  MEC 1 course completion letter and assessment record
  10. Original training record book
  11. Ancillary certificate
    •  STCW basic training 
    • Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats  other than fast rescue boats (PISC) 
    •  Advanced fire fighting 
    •  Proficiency in medical first aid
    • Security awareness training