NMIT 2nd Mates
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)
Nelson, New Zealand
2nd Mates Course
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).
IMA Chennai Students:
Please note that IMA Chennai TRB is not accepted by Maritime New Zealand. Hence, you are advised to fill the ISF Training Record Book on ship if you wish to do your exams in New Zealand. If you have already signed off from the ship, please purchase an ISF TRB and get the tasks signed by your company superintendent. Then, you will need to submit both the IMA Chennai TRB and the ISF TRB when booking a seat in the college.
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 equirement of any Training Record Book (TRB) to be completed on board ship if following the 36 months route to OOW (2nd Mates) certification.
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:
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:
Format for Bridge Watch-keeping Certificate and Company Sea Service Letter are as given below:
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. New Zealand offers them a chance to do the 2nd Mates CoC after 12 months of sea service.
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 4 weeks, details of which have been given below.
Maritime New Zealand contact details are as given below:
Course starting date and duration:
February ; August (every year)
Duration 11 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.
Kindly email / Whatsapp (9892725375) the above documents to email@example.com
There is no upfront payment to be made for booking a seat in the college.
It will take about 3 weeks to receive your admission letter from the college. Admission letter will come by email.
Click to see Conditional Admission Letter letter copy.
You will receive an Unconditional Offer Letter (also called as visa letter) after submitting English test result.
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 $17,500 is the tuition fees.
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. STCW advanced courses have to be done in New Zealand and are included in the course fees. Tanker course fees is not included in the college tuition fees.
|Tuition Fees + Health Insurance||875,000 INR|
|IELTS English Test||13,000 INR|
|MNZ Pre Assessment||0 INR|
|MNZ CoC issuance + Endorsement||75,000 INR|
|Visa Fees||15,000 INR|
|Flight Tickets (to&fro)||70,000 INR|
|Food & Accommodation + Miscellaneous||350,000 INR|
Students are allowed to work part time in the New Zealand which may help them to recover about 4 – 5 Lakhs INR.
Please note that college will accept only the tuition fees. Rest of the money remains with the student and he uses the same as and when required.
New Zealand Admission & Visa Procedure:
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 scan and email the following documents to Maritime New Zealand.
– Pre-Assessment Form (sample filled up pre-assessment form)
– Passport 1st page and address page
– CDC copies of first page and all sea service stamp pages (36 months for Deck Ratings / 12 months for Deck Cadets)
– Company sea-time letter (36 months for Deck Ratings / 12 months for Deck Cadets)
– Bridge watch-keeping certificate
– Pre-sea course certificate (only required for deck cadets).
Please click to view the SAMPLE EMAIL that you will send to MNZ for pre-assessment procedure.
There is no fees to pay for MNZ pre-assessment. You can expect to receive your MNZ pre-assessment in email in about 3-4 weeks time.
To view latest fees structure of various services offered by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ), please visit 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:
Whilst applying for an educational loan, you will need to show proof of tuition expenses and proof of living expenses in New Zealand. Tuition Fees details are provided in the college offer letter. For living expenses, you can submit the following
documents to the bank:
You can take printouts of both links and submit to your bank when you apply for an educational loan.
Accommodation & Airport Pick Up:
Food and accommodation expenses / month on a conservative estimate will be about 30,000 Rs/- per month. Students stay together in rented accommodation which are usually about 10 – 15 minutes walking distance from the college. Students buy groceries from the market, cook food at home and divide the cost amongst themselves.
Students are free to arrange their own accommodation or they can contact the landlords given
at the above numbers on Whatsapp.
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 will cost around 50,000 INR whilst a return fare will cost around 70,000 INR. Prices vary depending upon season and how far is your travel date from the date of booking.
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 19 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:
The following are the different ways of finding jobs during your stay in New Zeland:
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 will be around 17 Lakhs INR if 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 / 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.