Marine Engineer Class 3 Certificate of Competency (MEC3)
Course Name: Marine Engineer Class 3 Certificate of Competency (MEC3)
Eligibility: You may be eligible in either of the conditions stated below:
You must have already gained a National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 4 (NZ National Certificate), and have done at least 6 months’ seagoing service. Students with a 4 years degree course in Mechanical, Marine, etc., may be eligible in this category.
You must have completed at least 36 months’ of combined workshop skills training and seagoing service, including at least 30 months in the engine department. Oilers, Fitters, etc., who do not have any formal academic training qualifications may become eligible in this category.
The seagoing service must have been on commercial vessels with engines of 750kW or more, operating outside restricted limits. At least six months must have been served as an engineering watchkeeper under the supervision of an engineer officer.
Total Expenses: Your expected total expenses in New Zealand for the complete course, food, accommodation, flight ticket, visa fees, etc. is expected to be in the range 9.0 - 9.5 Lakhs.
Please note that STCW 95 advanced courses from India are not acceptable in New Zealand. Hence, these courses have to be done compulsorily in New Zealand only. Also, to be eligible to do the AFF (Advanced Fire Fighting) course in New Zealand, you need to have done the AFF course in India as well or else you will need to do the Basic Fire Fighting course in New Zealand which will be a costly affair.
Please note that there are no exemptions from the Science 1 & Science 2 course irrespective of your academic qualifications.
Accommodation: Food and accommodation expenses / month on a conservative estimate will be about 25,000 - 30,000 Rs/- .
Mr. Daryl whose numbers are given below will help you with your accommodation needs:
The nearest accommodation is the Sailors Home which costs approx NZD $126.00 per week PLUS food and expenses. It is located 100 metres from the college. They can be contacted on phone + 64 9 373 4351. This is a single room with shared facilities and shared cooking facilities. No food storage is available so you would need to possibly purchase each day or if staying long term you may need to hire or purchase a small refrigerator for storage of fresh foods.
Alternative accommodation, which some students use, is the Railway Campus, which is approx 10-15 mins walk from the college. This costs approx NZD$200.00 per week PLUS food and expenses. This is apartment type accommodation with a cafe on site along with meal deal options i.e. you pay a set fee and they supply breakfast and dinner each day. Contact numbers are Phone + 64 9 367 7100; fax + 64 9 367 7101, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. nz, website:www.auckland.ac.nz/accomodation .
Admission Procedure: Please send the following documents (notarised copies) to us by post / email at the earliest:
College application form correctly filled out.
Passport 1st & last page copies
CDC first page photocopy and all ship stamping pages photocopies
After we have received your documents, the following procedures will be undertaken:
Your application form and documents will be sent to the college. If the college accepts your application, you can expect the conditional admission letter in about 3 - 4 weeks time.
Whilst your college admission is in progress, we will now assist you with applying for an eligibility from Maritime New Zealand. The eligibility process will take about 45 - 60 days time. It is strongly advised that every student should apply for his eligibility before leaving for New Zealand. The student will need to pay the eligibility fees to Maritime New Zealand and all documents being sent has to be attested by a notarised public except for the NZ Training Record Book which has to be sent in ORIGINALS only.
About 30 days prior to your course starting date, we will initiate the visa application process.
The visa processing time is approximately 4 weeks. You will need to show about 1,250 NZ$ / month as living expenses for the visa apart from the tuition fee paid in full to the college. There is no IELTS English Test requirement for the New Zealand visa as per the present existing rules for the marine courses. Once, you have got an in-principal visa approval, you will be asked to remit the total tuition fees to the college. On showing proof of payment to the NZ visa office, your visa will be stamped in about 5 working days. The funds that you need to show for your visa will be about 10 Lakhs approximately. Your parents, relatives and friends can also show the funds on your behalf. For information regarding New Zealand visa, please visit the link: http://springdaleindia.com/NZ_Visa_Procedure.html
Eligibility application to Maritime NZ: The following documents need to be sent to Maritime NZ to apply for an eligibility. Certified copies of the documents only will be accepted. You can get the copies certified by the notary public.
DD of NZ$ 523.38 in the name of "MARITIME NEW ZEALAND". If you face any difficulty in making this Demand Draft, please contact Mr. Pradeep Tambe from Cox & Kings, Mumbai at 09819058853 who will help you out.
Seafarers medical certificate (ILO 147) and colour blindness test. You may contact Dr. Ranbir Singh in Mumbai, Telephone number: 022 66318446 ; 09821026616. Alternatively, you may contact any DG Shipping approved doctor for the same. Please also attach the colour blindness test certificate.
Training Record Book - this has to be sent in ORIGINAL only to Maritime New Zealand.
A letter from the candidates local police station stating that they have no record of his having any criminal or traffic offenses against him. This is normally obtained from their area police station and the fee is INR 150. A sample copy of the Police Clearance Certificate will be emailed to you.
The processing time for eligibility is about 45 - 60 days. The eligibility can also be applied during your stay in New Zealand but if you have time, it is advisable to apply for it before going to New Zealand. We will guide you in this procedure.
The return airfare is in the range of 75,000 - 90,000 Rs/- approximately. Some of the airlines that will fly you to Auckland in New Zealand are Thai Airways, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates.