Coastguard Boating Education

Coastguard Boating Education is New Zealand’s leading provider of boating courses. There are courses for all levels of knowledge and ability.

Courses are delivered throughout the country. Course study options include classroom, home study and online.

All information is available on the website below.

Phone: 09 361 4700
Free phone: 0800 40 80 90
Email: info@boatingeducation.org.nz
Website: www.boatingeducation.org.nz

 

CORE COURSES

DAY SKIPPER 

Our most popular introductory course that focuses on the essential knowledge relevant to all boaties

• Unit standard 26542 available

BOATMASTER

Extend your boating knowledge with this comprehensive course.

• Unit standard 26541 available

MARITIME VHF RADIO OPERATOR CERTIFICATE

This is required to operate your fixed or handheld radio. Gain the know-how to communicate in an emergency.

• Unit standard 19491 v2 available
• MRROC / unit standard 19492 v2 available for those venturing overseas or offshore

 

SPECIALTY COURSES

COASTAL SKIPPER

Ideal for those wishing to extend their knowledge to tackle longer coastal trips. Prerequisites required.

 

OCEAN YACHTMASTER

The ultimate course in offshore seamanship and navigation - suitable for the advanced sailor or crew planning to race offshore or cruise overseas. Prerequisites required.

 

GPS OPERATOR

Stay on track and get the most from your GPS/Chart Plotter. Understand the range of functions, potential and limitations of GPS to take full advantage of the features and ensure safe navigation.

 

RADAR
This course emphasises safe operation to avoid collisions and aid navigation. Learn the functions and controls, display options and target discrimination for radar navigation and collision avoidance. 
QUICK GUIDE

 

ENGINE MAINTENANCE
Advance your understanding of inboard or outboard engines. Cooling, electrical and fuel systems are covered in detail in addition to troubleshooting and owner/operator care and maintenance

 

 MARINE MEDIC

Ideal for coastal and offshore skippers and crew. These courses cover essential lifesaving and trauma management skills in a marine environment.

• Coastal Medic / unit standards 26551 v2 & 26552 v3 available

 

SEA SURVIVAL

Whether you are a cruising yachtie or an offshore race-crew, this course will give you the essential knowledge and skills in sea survival techniques

• Advanced Sea Survival / unit standard 12309 v4 available (level 3, 10 credits)

 

SEA KAYAK AND WAKA AMA

These courses are perfect for those new to sea kayaking or waka ama paddling - learn the essentials of safety on the water.

 

CLUB SAFETY BOAT OPERATOR

This practical course, ideally run at your local club in the club’s boats, focusses on providing safety cover for sailors/rowers/paddlers, from the essential equipment to carry, to dealing with a mass-rescue scenario.

 

BAR CROSSING

A practical course designed for boaties encountering bar crossing situations

 

LEGAL AND SAFE SHIP MANAGEMENT

This comprehensive course provides candidates with the necessary knowledge and understanding of the Safe Ship Management system and other relevant legislation pertaining to the operation of a commercial vessel in New Zealand waters.

 

PRACTICAL COURSES   

(In association with the Royal Yachting Association)

Introductory through to advanced practical courses specific to:

POWERBOATING (runabouts, RIBs (rigid inflatable boats), and other outboard-driven craft)

SAIL CRUISING (keelers and multihulls)

MOTOR CRUISING (launches)

PERSONAL WATERCRAFT (PWC)

 

YOUTH COURSES

SAFE BOATING

The Safe Boating Programme provides a practical in-water experience for both swimmers and non- swimmers. Participants will gain the skills and confidence to keep them safe when boating.

DAY SKIPPER EXPERIENCE

Available to intermediate and secondary school students, the Day Skipper Experience is a practical learning experience aboard, where students have the opportunity to gain essential boating knowledge while participating in crewing and helming the vessel.