10. University of Otago Training
The following training framework is designed to meet MSA Approval
for issue of Part 35 Certificate Maritime Rules.
1 (a) University Certificates of Competency will be issued to
suitably qualified staff/students to enable them to use small (<6m)
power driven vessels for the purposes of carrying out their own
(or their academic associates) University teaching or research.
Holders will, in addition to being competent in normal boat handling
skills, be expected to be familiar with and demonstrate the additional
skills necessary to carry out the research techniques related to
observation, measurement, sampling and diving within the University
Codes of Practice. Boat operation will be necessary in a variety
of coastal and inland areas as specified on Safe Ship Management
certificates for each vessel. Certificates will be endorsed for
operation within one or more of these areas and any restrictions
that are placed on the certificate.
(b) Holders of Certificates of Competency will receive training
in the recognition and avoidance of risks associated with the use
of unsuitable or improperly equipped vessels, operation in conditions
beyond the vessel's capability or their own skill level, operation
in conditions exceeding users physiological limitations and also
the techniques used to deal with emergencies including fire, collision,
stranding, engine breakdown and physical injury to boat users (see
(c) Minimum theoretical nautical knowledge for Certificate of
Competency holders will be to NZCGF Day Skipper's standard (see
appendix 2) and will include all sections of the syllabus for this
qualification. In addition, Certificate holders will be required
to undergo a practical test, as specified in Section 3 of the University's
Code of Practice for small boat operation, conducted by a University
of Otago Departmental Boat Operator.
(d) Training in nautical knowledge will be by NZCGF approved tutors.
Practical assessments are to be carried out by a University of
Otago Departmental Boat Operator.
- Training in theoretical nautical knowledge will be classroom
based, and the practical assessment on the vessel to be used
by the trainee.
- Length of courses:
Day Skippers 12 hours
Boat Masters 30 hours
L.L.O. 6 days plus First Aid and Radio
L.M. Block Course, 3 week block, 1 week
RADAR plus First Aid Certificate
- Applicants will be practically assessed by a University of
Otago Departmental Boat Operator, preferably in the vessel they
to operate. The practical test requirements are identified
in 3.0 of the Code of Practice.
(f) Training schedule as for Day Skipper's syllabus, plus practical
assessment by a University of Otago Departmental Boat Operator.
Day Skippers Certificate Course Outline:
- Module A Parts of a Boat
- Module B Boating Equipment
- Module C Boat Handling
- Module A The Chart
- Module B The Compass
- Module C Tides and Weather
- Module D Buoys and Beacons
Rules and Regulations
- Module A Rule of the Road at Sea
- Module B Light and Fog Signals
- Module C Water Recreation Regulations
- Module A Distress Signals
- Module B Emergency Situations
- Module C Hypothermia
- Module A Knots, Bends and Hitches
(g) At least 50 hours recreation boat time is required by statutory
declaration, plus a minimum of 6 hours supervised in the proposed
operating area until a competent standard is achieved.
(h) Eyesight test to L.L.O. standard for those wishing to operate
during hours of darkness.
(j) Certificate holders be required to maintain a Personal Log
in addition to the Boat Log, detailing sea time, nature of work
and area of operation.
(k) Theoretical training providers will be those that meet Coast
Guard or Maritime Safety Authority training standards.
(l) All candidates
will be required to produce a testimonial stating that they are
fit and proper persons as required by section 41
of the Act.