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Boating Education Courses

Foundation Level

Day Skipper

Gain essential boating knowledge relevant to all boat types.

Maritime VHF Radio Operator Certificate

Learn correct maritime VHF radio operation.

Waka Ama Safety

Covers Waka Ama, equipment, emergencies, communication, weather, trip planning, navigation techniques, rules and regulations.

Sea Kayak

A short course covering equipment, communication, emergencies, planning, weather, rules, and navigation.

In Water Survival

Essential course catering to inshore and coastal cruising.

Next Level


Extend your knowledge with this comprehensive course.

GPS Operator

An advanced course on the use of chart plotters & techniques for safe navigation.

Maritime Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Certificate

The minimum requirement for commercial operators and users of MF/HF (SSB) radio.

Radar Operator

A comprehensive course to help you understand and safely operate the radar set on your vessel.

Coastal Medic

Recognised as workplace first-aid (St John's Level Two) with additional techniques specific to the marine environment.

Inboard Engine Maintenance

Advance your inboard engine knowledge including maintenance and troubleshooting.

Outboard Engine Maintenance

Designed for small to medium outboard engines. Includes care and maintenance.

Extra for Experts

Maritime Short-Range Operator Certificate (MSROC)

A requirement for anyone wishing to operating a VHF radio in Europe and a prequisite for the RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

Working Safely on Commercial Craft

A course relating to safe working practices and designed for those persons who are working towards the NZ Skipper Restricted Limits Certification.

Coastal Skipper

An advanced course covering coastal navigation, weather, passage planning, and seamanship relevant to those wishing to undertake coastal voyages.

Ocean Yachtmaster

An advanced course covering ocean navigation and passage making, for skippers and crew intending to race offshore or cruise to overseas destinations.

Offshore Medic

Learn to manage trauma on-board for up to 5 days. Meets requirements of YNZ & World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations Appendix H. Recognised by RYA.

Advanced Sea Survival

A comprehensive course to cater for cruising boaties and coastal/offshore racing yacht crews (cat 1).

Legal and MOSS

The necessary knowledge and understanding of the Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) and other relevant legislation.

Practical On-Water

Bar Crossing

A comprehensive course for those likely to encounter bar crossing situations.

Club Safety Boat Operator - Rowing Club version

A practical on-water training course for operators of rowing club safety boats.

Club Safety Boat Operator - Yacht Club version

A practical on-water training course for operators of yacht club safety boats.

Personal Water Craft

A comprehensive course for PWC Users (Jet Skis).


(Runabouts, Ribs, and other outboard-driven craft) Introductory through to advanced courses covering practical boat handling skills.

Sail Cruising

(Keelers and Multihulls) Introductory through to advanced courses to develop sailing competence as crew or skipper in inshore, coastal, and ocean waters.

Motor Cruising

(Launches) Introductory through to advanced courses to develop motor cruising competence as crew or skipper in inshore, coastal, and ocean waters.

RYA/MCA Yachtmaster™ Coastal/Offshore/Ocean

RYA qualifications, in particular the RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore and Yachtmaster™ Ocean Certificates of Competence, are recognised and respected around the world. Qualification as a RYA Yachtmaster™ is the ultimate aim of many skippers, both professional and recreational.

RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities

RYA Personal safety and Social Responsibilities.

RYA Instructor Training

Become an RYA Instructor with one of our instructor courses


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

To use your Coastguard NZ 15% membership discount on selected 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Boating Education Resources cannot be discounted using these codes.   

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