Coastguard Boating Education offers a number a number of courses assessed using NZQA unit standards. Courses which offer unit standards are listed below.
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15 Hours, 6 x level 2 credits
- Unit Standard 26542 V2
Gain essential boating knowledge and safety. An Interactive course that aims to teach some of the essentials in boating. Covers boat handling, tides, weather, navigation, emergencies, rules & regulations, safety equipment, & knots. Applies to a wide range of vessels including yachts, launches, powerboats, PWCs, sea kayaks, and waka.
6 Hours, 3 x level 3 credits
- Unit Standard 19491 V3
The minimum requirement for users of Maritime VHF Radio. Covers routine operation, safety, distress & urgency calling, trip reports, & weather.
8 Hours, 5 x level 3 credits
- Unit Standard 19492 V3 & 19491 V3
The minimum requirement for commercial operators and users of MF/HF (SSB) radio. Covers routine operation, safety, distress & urgency calling, trip reports & weather.
30 Hours, 16 x level 3 credits
- Unit Standard 26541 V2
A comprehensive course for boaties with some existing knowledge and experience. Applies to a wide range of vessels including yachts, launches and powerboats. Covers equipment, emergencies, navigation, boat handling, rules & regulations & ropes.
- Unit Standard 29570 (PENDING)
This course is intended to promote safety amongst recreational boaties. The course focuses on safety equipment which should be carried on any vessel. The purpose is to understand the potential risks aboard a small vessel, the best safety equipment to carry, how it functions, and how to properly use it. This course includes a practical, in-water component.
16 Hours, 5 x level 4 credits
- Unit Standard 12309 V5
A course run over 2 days (16 Hours) for those who wish to gain a detailed knowledge and practical competence in sea survival techniques and equipment. Covers emergency procedures, distress signals, use of safety equipment and search and rescue procedure.
Hours: (In Info) Level 2
- Unit Standards: (LISTED BELOW)
This course covers essential lifesaving and trauma management skills in a marine environment. It is recognised by MNZ and RYA for commercial qualifications and meets the requirements for “workplace first-aid.” Marine Medic encompasses both Coastal Medic (Unit Standard: 6400, 1 x Level 2 Credit; 6401, 1 x Level 2 Credit; 6402, 1 x Level 2 Credit) and Offshore Medic, prerequisites of Coastal Medic Certificate, must be less than 4 months old prior enrollment (Unit Standard: 6400, 1 x Level 2 Credit; 6401, 1x Level 2 Credit; 6402, 1 x Level 2 Credit) qualifications.