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Unit Standards

Coastguard Boating Education offers a number a number of courses assessed using NZQA unit standards. Courses which offer unit standards are listed below. 

To apply for a unit standard, please click the download link below, fill in the form and return to info@boatingeducation.org.nz

Download Unit Standards Application Form

Day Skipper

CBE is not currently offering the unit standard as part of our Day Skipper programme. The unit standard is currently under review and is not available until further notice.

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Maritime VHF Operator Certificate

- Unit Standard 19491 V3

The minimum requirement for users of Maritime VHF Radio. Covers routine operation, safety, distress & urgency calling, trip reports, & weather.

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In Water Survival

6 Hours, 2 x level 2 credits
- Unit Standard 29570 V1

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.

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Marine Medic

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 a current Coastal Medic Certificate, or equivalent with Unit Standard: 6400, 1 x Level 2 Credit; 6401, 1x Level 2 Credit; 6402, 1 x Level 2 Credit qualifications.

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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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