SeaCert is the seafarer certification framework for Maritime New Zealand’s national and international certificates of competency and proficiency and endorsements.
For more information about SeaCert, read the brochure: SeaCert – Your Guide
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) is providing guidelines with information about:
MNZ is also providing guidelines covering the requirements for ancillary certificates, sea service, medical and eyesight tests, watchkeeping, minimum safe crewing, fees and progression to higher-level certificates. These guidelines are being progressively added to the website. Please note this information is subject to change. Please ensure you are using the most up-to-date version.
You can refer to the framework document for a condensed guide to SeaCert, including where seafarers can operate in local and international waters:
Seafarer Certification and Operational Limits Framework – February 2014 [PDF: 1.98Mb, 104 pages]
If you can’t find the information you need, please contact MNZ and ask for the Seafarer Certification team:
New Zealand (toll free): 0508 SEACERT or 0508 732 237
Calling from outside New Zealand: +64 4 473 0111
Send us an email: email@example.com. Tell us what you need help with and remember to include your contact details (email address and phone numbers).
From 1 April 2014, old and existing maritime certificates are being replaced by certificates in the SeaCert system.
From 1 April 2014, nearly all seafarer certificates need to be kept current through renewal (previously referred to as ‘revalidation’).
MNZ's new training framework has been developed to ensure New Zealand-trained and certified seafarers have the required competencies, skills, and experience to meet New Zealand education standards.
New Zealand recognises many other administrations' maritime licences.