MIT Chief Mates
Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT)
Auckland, New Zealand
Chief Mates course
Students holding a PANAMA CoC (2nd Mates / Chief Mates / Masters) can now do their Chief Mates and Masters CoC from NZ. If you are holding a PANAMA CoC, please apply for Pre-Assessment with Maritime New Zealand at the earliest. Pre-Assessment procedure is free of cost and takes about 4 weeks normally. This new rule came from October 2019. Kindly note that only PANAMA CoC is being accepted by Maritime New Zealand. If you hold any other CoC for e.g. Honduras, Dominica, Liberia, etc., it is advisable that you apply for your Maritime New Zealand pre-assessment as well. If you have any queries regarding this, please give me a call / whatsapp me at 9892725375.
Please find MNZ Eligibility Letter issued to a seafarer holding a Panama CoC.
Diploma in FG Masters or Chief (Level 7) – Chief Mates
If you have more than 36 months of seatime as a Deck Officer after your 2nd Mates CoC, you can appear for your Masters orals and obtain your Masters CoC also immediately after having obtained your Chief Mates CoC. Even if you are already sailing as a Master (for e.g. with Panama CoC), you will still need to do the 11 months course, sit for Chief Mates orals, get your Chief Mates CoC and then only can you do your Masters orals and obtain your Masters CoC. However, you will not need to do any additional seatime after Chief Mates CoC from NZ to obtain your Masters CoC if you already have more than 36 months seatime as a Deck Officer. Also, you can complete the Masters orals on a single trip to NZ whilst finishing your Chief Mates CoC, you will not need to make 2 trips to New Zealand. You are anyway allowed 12 months of stay back in New Zealand after your Chief Mates CoC as per new immigration rules applicable from 26 November 2018.
Please click on the link to read Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) Eligibility Requirements.
It is advisable but not compulsory to obtain a MNZ Pre-assessment done before joining the course at MIT, Auckland.
If you are unsure about your sea service, it is advisable to get your pre-assessment done and this will take 4 weeks. Download the Pre-Assessment Form and send the documents by email.
Maritime New Zealand contact details are as given below:
Course starting date and duration:
Course duration is 11 months. Mode of delivery is modular and hence you can join every month from Feb till November. Entry dates are given below for the year 2020.
|03 February 2020||Vessel technical Operations|
|02 March 2020||Command Met|
|16 March 2020||Maritime Commercial Practice|
|17 April 2020||Risk analysis and human factors|
|18 May 2020||Adjust compass|
|01 June 2020||Naval architecture|
|06 July 2020||Manage Marine Operations|
|10 August 2020||ECDIS|
|17 August 2020||Navigation control and emergency response|
|21 September 2020||Manage safety and operations (orals preparations)|
|02 November 2020||Ship master’s medical|
|09 November 2020||Advanced Fire Fighting|
|16 November 2020||GMDSS|
For booking a course, please email / whatsapp (+91 98927 25375) the following documents to us:
Kindly email the above documents to email@example.com
You can also send clear copies of the above documents on Whatsapp also at +91 9892725375.
There is no payment to be done for booking a seat in the college.
It will take about 4 weeks to receive your admission letter from the college. Admission letter will come by email. Sample Admission Letter copy attached.
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.
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:
The total course tuition fees is 22,400 Nz$ for the year 2021. The fees goes up by 4% approx. every year. Click on the link for Tuition Fees details and starting dates of the various modules. The tuition fees does not include STCW short courses and tanker courses. You can do these short courses in New Zealand or you can do the MCA approved STCW courses and Tanker Courses in India which are accepted by Maritime New Zealand. It would be cheaper to do the MCA approved short courses from India.
The above fees does not include the Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) fees for oral exams and tanker endorsement. Please view MNZ fees by visiting the link below:
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) does not accept DG Shipping India approved advanced STCW courses, GMDSS, ECDIS and tanker courses. These courses have to be compulsorily done in New Zealand or you can do the MCA approved courses in India at BP Marine Academy (Mumbai) or HIMT (Chennai).
MIT Auckland short course fees details can be seen by visiting the link below:
Food & Accommodation expenses will be about Nz$ 1,000 (INR 50,000) per month on a conservative budget in Auckland.
Total expected expenses in New Zealand is expected to be around Nz$ 40,000 (INR 20 Lakhs) (excluding tanker courses). Working part-time in New Zealand will help you to recover living expenses i.e. around Nz$ 12,000 (INR 6 Lakhs) annually. This will bring your actual cost to Nz$ 28,000 (INR 14 Lakhs).
Applying for Pre-Assessment:
Pre-Assessment is done by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ). It is free of cost and the procedure takes about 4 weeks. MNZ checks your sea-time and CoC for authenticity in this process.
You need to send the following documents by email for applying for Pre-Assessment with MNZ:
Make single PDF files of all above 6 documents i.e. total of 6 PDF files and email to MNZ at: firstname.lastname@example.org You need to send an email to MNZ (sample draft email copy attached) along with the above documents.
Download the app CAMSCANNER on your smart phone. This is a free app and it will help you to make clear PDF files when you take images of your documents using your smart phone.
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:
The total funds to be shown for visa will be Nz$ 39,400 (INR 20 Lakhs if 1 NZ$ = 50 INR)
Money can be shown in one of the following ways:
Any sudden reflection of large funds in account needs to be explained with documentary evidence.
You can also be sponsored by your parents / own siblings but they will need to show their source of income. Money cannot be shown by friends and other relatives.
Accommodation, Food and Flight Tickets:
Accommodation: College does not offer hostel accommodation for overseas students. Students stay in rented apartments as it works out to be much cheaper. A typical house would have 4 – 5 rooms which would be rented out to the students. Each room would be fully furnished i.e. the room would have a bed, mattress, wardrobe, study table, carpet, lights and heating system. The student would pay the room rent to the landlord every month. The kitchen and the washroom would be shared amenities. The kitchen would typically have a dining table, microwave, refrigerator and cooking system in place. A single room would house one student, a couple or 2 students at the maximum. On signing the contract with the landlord, you will have to pay one month’s of rent as security deposit as well as the rent in advance for that month. Please ensure that you keep a copy of your contract safely with you and insist that the rent will be paid by cheques only. Ask the landlord for a copy of rent receipt as well for your safety. Most contract’s come with a one month notice period which means that you will have to give one month’s notice before vacating or else you may lose your deposit money. At the time of returning the deposit money, the landlord may make deductions for any damage that the tenant may have done to the property.
Alternatively, you can stay for 1 day in a budget hotel / bag packer on arrival in Auckland and check out houses the next day. You can find list of budget hotels on various travel sites on the internet.
Contact numbers of a few landlords in Auckland are as given below:
Food: All food items that are available in India are also available in Auckland, 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 at 5 – 10 minutes walking distance from 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 40,000 – 50,000 INR whilst a return fare will range from 70,000 – 100,000 INR. Prices vary depending upon season and how far is your travel date from the date of booking.
Banks in India are usually reluctant to sanction loans for CoC courses and the typical reasons for refusing loans are as given below:
If you know somebody in a bank, it gets much easier to get your loan sanctioned. If not, it is always advisable to approach atleast 5 different banks and hope that some of these banks may consider your loan application favourably. Do not chase only 1 bank as it is possible that the bank may refuse your application and you may not have enough time left to apply for educational loans to other banks.
If you wish to apply for an educational loan, please let us know and we will ask the bank personnel to get in touch with you.
How to reach MIT, Auckland:
There are flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, etc. to Auckland.
From Auckland airport to the college will take you about 30 minutes by taxi / shared shuttle service.
The shared shuttle service will cost you around 40 Nz$ i.e. 2,000 Rs/-
Working Part time / Full time in Auckland:
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 5 – 6 Lakhs INR during your stay in Auckland. 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 Nz$ 18.90 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.
Tel: +91 – 98927 25375
Address: Office No. 529, Mastermind 4, Royal Palms, Aarey Colony, Goregaon E, Mumbai – 400 065
Please click the images below to see the college waterfront location in Auckland.
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.