The optional Marine Engineer Class 5 strand recognises the expanded skills and knowledge required to attain Marine Engineer Class 5 (MEC 5) certification under the Maritime New Zealand Seafarer Certification and Operational Limits Framework.
This qualification is intended for new entrants to the industry or engine room crew wishing to progress to the role of marine engineer. Graduates will generally operate under broad supervision from the chief engineer and the vessel master.
Completion of this qualification is a prerequisite when applying for a Maritime New Zealand Marine Engineer Class 6 or Marine Engineer Class 5 Certificate. Awarding of these certificates by Maritime New Zealand may also require the completion of a logbook, oral exam and ancillary certificates.