Course Title: Diploma in Nautical Science (Level 6)
This qualification is an approved training programme for MNZ Watchkeeper Deck (or IMO STCW II/1 Officer of the Watch).
- Minimum of 36 months of sea service on merchant ships > 500 GRT in an acceptable deck capacity for e.g. Tr. OS,
OS, AB, Bosun, Deck Cadet, Junior Officer, etc. whilst holding a valid medical fitness certificate.
- You should have 6 months of documented bridge watch-keeping duties in your last 12 months of sailing.
Prior academic qualification for e.g Class XII Science, Class X, etc., is NOT a requirement for giving the 2nd Mates exams in
New Zealand if following the 36 months route. Documentary evidence of minimum 36 months of sea service is the only
requirement if following this route towards MNZ Deck Watchkeeper certification. However,a good knowledge of Maths and
Science is considered essential to clearing the written examinations in New Zealnad. There is NO requirement of any
Training Record Book (TRB) to be completed on board ship if following the 36 months route to OOW (2nd Mates)
Shipboard Administrative Assistant (SAA):
Working on board doing administration tasks is not considered work in a ‘deck capacity’. However, MNZ may consider
whether relevant deck work has been carried out if proper documentation is provided that includes:
- details of the amount of time spent on deck activities and the deck duties undertaken
- separate details of any navigational watchkeeping undertaken (and whether under supervision)
- a master’s testimonial or reference
- information provided by the company detailing the allocation of deck work and work in your signed-on capacity.
SAA who have a Bridge Watchkeeping certificate from the ship and can get company seatime letter specifying the deck
duties done (hours worked) have a good chance of being considered eligible by MNZ. To further improve your eligibility
chances, SAAs are advised to also complete the ISF Training Record Book for Deck Cadets whilst on ship.
Documentary Evidence of Sea Service:
- Minimum of 36 months of sea service stamps on your CDC (non Indian CDC for e.g. Panama, Liberia, Bahamas, Thai,
etc. are also acceptable).
- You will also need company sea-time letter for a minimum 36 months of sea service. If you have done your sailing with
different shipping companies, you will need to take sea-time letter from all those companies so that your total sea-time
is atleast 36 months.
- The 6 months of bridge watch-keeping certificate from the Master (or the company) must mention that you have kept
8 hours of bridge watch-keeping duties every day as assistant to the main watch-keeper whilst the vessel was at sea.
Format for Bridge Watch-keeping Certificate and Company Sea Service Letter are as given below:
Bridge Watch-keeping Format
Company Sea Service Letter Format
Please note that Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) and BSc Nautical Science pre-sea courses from India are not approved
by the MCA, UK. Hence, students who have done the DNS or BSc Nautical Science course also need to complete a
minimum of 36 months of sea service on merchant ships before they can give the 2nd Mates exams in the UK.
Please click on the link to read Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) Eligibility Requirements for Deck Watchkeeper Course.
It is strongly advised (though not compulsory) to obtain a MNZ Pre-Assessment done before joining the course at NMIT,
Nelson. The Pre-Assessment procedure will take 6 weeks, details of which have been given below.
Maritime New Zealand contact details are as given below:
Telephone: +64 4 473 0111
Course starting date and duration:
26 January 2018 ; 6 August 2018
Duration 12 months
For booking a course, you will need to post the following documents to us at our address given at the end of this page.
- Completed NMIT Course Booking Form
- Scanned copy of the first and last page of your Passport
- Scanned copy of CDC first page and 36 months of sea service stamp pages
- Bridge Watchkeeping certificate for minimum of 6 months
- STCW basic courses (PST + PSSR + FPFF + EFA)
- Scanned copy of Highest academic qualification certificate (for e.g. Class XII, Class X, etc.)
Kindly email / Whatsapp (9892725375) the above documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no upfront payment to be made for booking a seat in the college.
It will take about 2 weeks to receive your admission letter from the college. Admission letter will come by email.
IELTS Academic / Pearson PTE English Language Test:
An English language test is a requirement before you can apply for the New Zealand student visa. English test is not
required for booking a seat in the college but you will not be able to apply for a New Zealand visa if you have not cleared this
English language test.
You may sit for either of the following tests:
The score required in IELTS Academic English test is an overall score of 6 band with no sectional score below 5.5 in
Reading, Writing, Spoken or Listening section.
The score required for Pearson PTE Academic English test is an overall score of 50 with no sectional score below 42 in
Reading, Writing, Spoken or Listening section.
You can download IELTS and Pearson PTE app on your mobile phone and practice before you sit for the actual test.
Youtube videos are also available on IELTS and Pearson PTE to help you prepare for these tests.
Tuition Fees & Living Expenses:
Fees NZ $23,399 plus $286 Student Services Levy - Recognition of previous courses may apply, which will reduce fee.
Overseas students from India are likely to be exempt from STCW Basic Courses (PST + PSSR + FPFF + EFA), Navigational
Mathematics and Navigational Physics which will reduce tuition fees by NZ$ 4,700.
The above does not include the Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) assessment and tanker course / endorsement fees.
Please view MNZ fees by visiting the link below:
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) does not accept DG Shipping approved advanced STCW courses and tanker courses from
India. These courses have to be compulsorily done in New Zealand and are included in the tuition fees.
- Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF)
- Medical First Aid (MFA)
- Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Craft (PSC&RB)
Students are allowed to work part time in the New Zealand which may help them to recover about 3 - 5 Lakhs INR.
New Zealand Admission & Visa Procedure:
- The applicant sends us all documents required for admissions by email. 'Conditional Offer Letter' comes in 2 weeks by
- The applicant clears his English language test (IELTS Acdemic or Pearson PTE) and emails the result to us. We will
forward this result to the college. 'Unconditional Offer Letter' is emailed by the college. This letter is required to apply
for New Zealand visa.
- The applicant arranges funds to be shown for the visa process.
- We email the visa application form, sample answers and list of documents to be submitted for the visa process to the
applicant or the applicant will come to our office in Mumbai for the visa form filling process.
- Applicant applies for the student visa at the nearest TT Services office. Documents for visa application can be
submitted in person or by courier also. Passport is submitted in original whilst all other documents are submitted as
- In about 3 weeks time, he applicant receives an email from 'Immigration New Zealand' that the visa has been
'Approved In Principal'. The email will also state that the student needs to submit the full tuition fees to the college and
submit receipt of tuition fees paid. Also, the tuition fees has to be paid from the bank account in which funds have
been shown for the visa application.
- The student remits the full tuition fees to the college by electronic bank transfer (SWIFT). Cox & Kings will get in touch
with you to arrange for the electronic bank transfer to NMIT, Nelson. It will take 2 working days for college to receive
the funds. The tuition fees receipt will come in another 1 - 2 days by email. This tuition fees receipt and the updated
bank account statement from which funds have been sent to the college will be emailed to the visa office.
- Visa will be stamped on the Passport and sent by courier to the student in about 3 working days.
- Our travel agent will get in touch with you to arrange for your flight tickets.
- Cox & Kings will get in touch with you to arrange for New Zealand $ to carry to New Zealand for your living expenses.
|Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)
Nelson, New Zealand
2nd Mates Course
|Tuition Fees (incl. RPL)
|IELTS English Test
|Pre-Assessment + Eligiblity
|Flight Tickets (to&fro)
|Food & Accommodation
|Working Part time / Full time in Nelson, New Zealand:
As per the present rules, you would be allowed to work 20 hours / week during your study period and full time during
vacations (Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays). By working within the above working hour limits, a student can hope to
recover around 3 - 5 Lakhs INR during your stay in New Zealand. There is no compulsion for a student to work and it is
entirely upto his own discretion, however the student should not work for more than 20 hours / week during his course study
period. The minimum pay rate in New Zealand is 15 Nz$ per hour and you will not be paid less than this amount. However, if
you are working in night shifts, week-ends or during holiday season, you may expect to get paid higher also.
The following are the different kinds of jobs that students take up in New Zealand whilst on a student visa:
- Working in fast food joints like Mc Donalds, KFC, Burger King, Subway, etc., as cashier, helper, delivery boy, salad
cutter, cleaner, etc.
- Working in shopping malls and departmental stores.
- Working as security guards.
- Working in hotels at the reception
The following are the different ways of finding jobs during your stay in New Zeland:
- Get in touch with senior students studying in the college. You will get to know where they are working and they could
refer you to their employers if any vacancies come up.
- Local newspapers in Nelson advertise jobs that can be taken up by students.
- Most of the fast food joints and departmental stores stick vacancy advertisements on their glass doors so that
prospective employees can just walk in to apply for such jobs.
- Register with job placement agencies in Nelson, New Zealand.
Funds to show for New Zealand Visa:
Visa rules keep on changing pretty frequently and hence every student should be aware of what the present rules are.
The funds shown for New Zealand visa will include the following:
- Tuition Fees of 19,000 Nz$ (assuming student gets a fee reduction due to RPL)
- Living Expenses of 15,000 Nz$
- Flight ticket of 2,000 Nz$
The total funds to be shown will be around 17 Lakhs INR.
Money can be shown in one of the following ways:
- Cash in bank account or Fixed Deposits
- Educational loan sanction letter (Please contact us if you wish to apply for a Educational Loan)
- Mix of cash and educational loan
Any sudden reflection of large funds in account needs to be explained with documentary evidence.
You can also be sponsored by your parents / siblings but they will need to show their source of income.
We will assist you with the visa application process.
Note: After obtaining your Deck Watchkeeper (2nd Mates) CoC from New Zealand, you can opt to do your Chief Mates from
New Zealand / Australia or Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton,UK.
Thanking you in anticipation and assuring you of our best services at all times.
Please note that our services are totally free of cost to the students.
Tel: +91 - 98927 25375
Address: Office No. 529, Mastermind 4, Royal Palms, Aarey Colony, Goregaon E, Mumbai – 400 065
Note: To reach our office, take autorickshaw from Goregaon (E) station. It will cost you about 70 Rs/- and the distance is 3.0
kms from station. It should take you about 20 minutes to reach our office in normal traffic conditions from the station.
Alternatively, take Bus No. 452 from Goregaon (E) station and get down at the last bus stop i.e. Mayur Nagar. The office is
about 10 minutes walk from the Mayur Nagar bus stop. If you are coming from Powai direction, it will take you about 30
minutes to reach our office by auto rickshaw and the fare will be about 150 Rs approximately.
Please call before you plan to come to the office so that we can schedule a mutually convenient date and time.
Please fill up the Enquiry Form given below and we shall revert back to you at the earliest:
Accommodation & Airport Pick Up:
Food and accommodation expenses / month on a conservative estimate will be about 25,000
Rs/- per month. Students stay together in rented accommodation which are usually about 10 -
15 minutes walking distance from the college. They will buy groceries from the market, cook
food at home and divide the cost amongst themselves. Mr Agha (see Photo on right) will come
to pick you up at the airport. He will then show you a few houses (see typical house photos
below) and then you can decide where you wish to stay. Students are free to arrange their own
accommodation also without the help of Mr. Agha if they have their own contacts in New
Food: All food items that are available in India are also available in Nelson, New Zealand for e.g. rice, wheat, dal,
vegetables, chicken, mutton, fish, fruits, etc. Eating outside at restaurants, take-away, etc. are very expensive because of
the high cost of labour in New Zealand and hence invariably all students cook their food together at home only. Grocery
shops are located in the vicinity of the accommodation areas.
Flight tickets: You do not need to have your flight tickets whilst applying for a New Zealand visa. You however have to
show 2,000 Nz$ equivalent of funds in your account to pay for your flight tickets at the time of visa appliation. Students
usually book their flight tickets after having received their New Zealand student visa. It is upto a student if he wishes to book
a one way ticket to New Zealand or a return ticket i.e. to and fro. Normally, a return ticket works out cheaper. We will
introduce you to a Travel Agent who will help you out with flight ticket bookings or you can book through online portals like
Yatra.com, Cleartrip.com, etc. A one way fare price will range from 50,000 INR whilst a return fare will range from 80,000
INR. Prices vary depending upon season and how far is your travel date from the date of booking.
Pre-Assessment of Sea Service:
Please download and take a printout of the Pre-Assessment Form Fill the form in CAPITAL LETTERS only by pen.
Deck Cadets, Deck Ratings and SAAs who wish to have their sea service assessed before going to New Zealand will need to
send the following documents by email / post at the address given in the Pre Assessment Form.
-> Pre-Assessment Form
-> CDC attested copies of first page and all sea service stamp pages (any lawyer in court can attest your documents)
-> Company seatime letter (for all 36 months of sea service)
-> Bridge watch-keeping certificate
-> Demand Draft / Bank transfer of NZ$ 398 in favour of "MARITIME NEW ZEALAND" for sea service assessment.
For making Demand Draft / Bank transfer in NZ$, please contact Ms. Aishwarya from Cox & Kings, Mumbai at 07506146161.
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) bank details are given in the link below:
Before proceeding to New Zealand, please ensure that you carry the following documents with you. You will require these
documents to apply for your MNZ oral examinations after you have cleared all your written examinations:
- Character Certificate – Download sample copy of Character Certificate here. You may get this certificate from your
- A letter from the candidates local police station stating that they have no record of his having any criminal or traffic
offenses against him. Download sample copy of a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) here. It may take upto 3 weeks
or more to get this certificate and hence you should have applied for this certificate atleast 45 days prior to your
course commencement date in New Zealand. You may be asked to present a documentary evidence stating
requirement of a PCC. Please check Section 3.4, Page 24 of the link below which states that a PCC is required: https: