New Zealand Certificate in Fishing Vessel Crewing

The purpose of this level qualification is to provide the fishing industry with personnel who are licensed under the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel (STCW-F) to work as crew on fishing vessels. They will be able to work under general supervision in the coastal, offshore and unlimited operational limits as specified in the Maritime New Zealand Seafarer Certification and Operational Limits Framework.

This qualification is intended for people wishing to enter the industry or for fishing crew moving to a role where a Maritime New Zealand Advanced Deckhand - Fishing certificate may be required.

Completion of this qualification is a prerequisite when applying for a Maritime New Zealand Advanced Deckhand - Fishing Certificate. Awarding of this certificate by Maritime New Zealand may also require the completion of a logbook, oral exam and ancillary certificates.

NZQA qualification overview