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Skipper Restricted Limits Programme

So you want a career in the NZ Marine Industry?

Coastguard Boating Education offers candidates a flexible, modular way to gain their Skipper Restricted Limits Certificate (SRL). Our course is well suited to someone looking to change career or work in the marine industry as a career, someone who is already working in the industry or someone coming into the industry later in life, perhaps as the result of buying a marine-based business or looking to change careers.

Why study with us?

  • We offer flexible learning to suit your needs
  • Distance learning so you can study in the comfort of your own home
  • Fully supported by Course Mentor 

Register your interest.

We have a dedicated team of experts that are happy to discuss details about this course, how it is run and whether this course is right for you. If you want to know more please register your interest by emailing jason.rowledge@boatingeducation.org.nz

What others have to say?

"After already spending 14 weeks away from home on various courses in 2020, taking the traditional SRL path was not going to be conducive to my family life! Jason and CBE offered a fantastic solution in the form of CIDMO. I was able to chip away at the various modules at my own pace from the comfort of my own home with exceptional support from the Course Director and my Mentor. I highly recommend this path for anyone who is serious about getting into the commercial marine sector.

Take a look at some of our real-life stories from past students HERE

NZQA Qualified and Fees Free 

We are a NZQA Maritime NZ approved training provider for the NZ Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations (CIDMO). This is a level 4 (85 credit) qualification. You must hold CIDMO to be eligible to sit the Maritime NZ Skipper Restricted Limits (SRL) exam. 

You may also be eligible for fees free, which supports learners in their study or training. To find out more visit feesfree.govt.nz and select 'provider based' training options.

Want to know more?

We have created a brochure that enables you to find out more about our programme, giving you information about what is involved and the process you need to take to get your qualification. If you would like to request a brochure, please click the button below.



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To use your National Coastguard NZ new member discount for $100 off a Day Skipper course, please in put your membership number in the Discount Code field below (e.g. 123456). This discount code may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, and can only be redeemed once. 

To use your National Coastguard NZ 15% membership discount on other selected Home Study courses, input "CGM" and your Coastguard membership number (e.g. CGM78091) into the  "Discount Code" field below. This discount code may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. The courses included in this discount offer are: Day Skipper (Not to be used in conjunction with $100 discount), Boatmaster, Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate, Inboard Engine Maintenance, Outboard Engine Maintenance and GPS Operator.

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