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IYT school in New Zealand?
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2009 1:51 PM
Joined: 24/01/2009
Posts: 9


Does anyone know of an IYT school in NZ to do the Ocean qualification and also the OOW (or at least some of the modules?) I keep reading and hearng that there is an IYT school in NZ but their official website doesn't mention it...



Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2009 2:40 AM
Joined: 19/10/2008
Posts: 2

Hiya I'm not sure where to do OOW but Mahurangi Technical Institute in Warkworth (North of Auckland) do these RYA courses.

 RYA/MCA Coastal Skipper
 RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore 
 RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean.

Hope someone else knows where OOW can be done?!

Chris Taylor - IYT World
Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2009 7:25 PM
Joined: 25/06/2008
Posts: 27


Unfortunately there is no IYT School in NZ.
Some of the NZ training may be be accepted for OOW but i am not sure what the MCA will accept.
GMDSS, CPSC and RB and the Medical First Aid I am pretty sure are accepted.
Hope this helps

Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009 7:17 AM
Get your RYA, don't be so concerned about finding an IYT school, they kind of created that to sound like the RYA.
Chris Taylor - IYT World
Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 6:59 PM
Joined: 25/06/2008
Posts: 27

Not strictly true.

IYT required completion of the whole course, dioes not allow challenging the exam. IYT required STCW Basic Safety Training, RYA still does not. IYT has professional seafarers as examiners, the RYA not.

Until IYT set up the RYA  restricted  where you could take a final exam, in the UK and a few chosen locations. The RYA now has followed IYT.

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 3:50 AM
Joined: 12/09/2008
Posts: 5

New Zealand Maritime School, based in Auckland  offers Master and Mate 500T and 3000T. Once completed, you then arrange for examiner from england to complete your certificate.  The courses can be done in module form over a few years if you donĀ“t want to be ashore for a long time.  NZ maritime school offers All STCW courses as well as all Foriegn going certificates.

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 11:52 AM
And all its courses are MCA approved. [comment removed by moderator], best and cheapest schooling is as the above poster says.