Basic Radar Operator (Micro-credential)

Skipper Training NZ

Subject area

Marine Craft Operation


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Entry requirements

Academic requirements
There are no minimum academic requirements for entry.

Other requirements
It is recommended that applicants be currently employed within a commercial maritime operation and/or have ongoing access to commercial vessels and MNZ qualified skippers to assist with their practical experience utilizing vessel radar. As this course has been specifically requested by industry it is expected that the majority of students will already be employed on suitable vessels and will be nominated by their employer. However, students can also undertake the programme using Skipper training facilities, training vessels and RADAR equipment if necessary.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of this micro-credential is to provide learners with the practical skills and knowledge to correctly set up and operate radar. The micro-credential is aimed at entry level mariners working or interested in working on a vessel which uses radar. This may lead to a career path working up to skipper.

During this course the learner will gain the skills necessary to correctly setup and operate a radar to use as an aid in avoiding collisions and also being able to use it to navigate at a basic level. This will make them more valuable as an employee as they will be able to assist on the bridge of a vessel.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (03) 546 9700

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