ON BOARD SERVICES QUALIFICATIONS
On Board Services departmental training is an ongoing process, which you begin as soon as you join the team.
As a new On Board Services crew member you will have the opportunity to take part in gaining HSI hospitality standards as well as beginning your Certified Deckhand Qualification (CDH).
Fullers is an accredited HSI training workplace and all On Board Services crew will have the opportunity to obtain credits towards a National Certificate in Hospitality.
You will also have the opportunity to begin working towards gaining the Certified Deckhand Qualification (CDH) which is a pre-requisite for progressing on to a Deckhand role.
As On Board Services crew you may be eligible for additional training:
- First Aid
- Radio Operators Certificate (ROC)
- License Controllers Qualification (LCQ)
- Internal training to progress towards gaining further marine qualifications.
With Fullers there is also the opportunity to advance into other career areas, as we have relationships with a number of education providers, including the A.T.T.T.O. (Aviation, Tourism & Travel Training Organisation). A personalized career plan can be tailored to help you achieve your career goals.
In addition to the job specific training you will receive when joining Fullers, there are opportunities to gain further qualifications to move forward in your marine career.
Marine Qualifications include:
- Certified Deckhand Qualification (CDH)
- Inshore Launchmaster (ILM)
- Marine Engineer Class 5 (MEC5)
Certified Deckhand Qualification (CDH)
Fullers is proud to be associated with the New Zealand Maritime School in facilitating the Certified Deckhand Qualification within the workplace.
This entry level qualification will be the industry prerequisite for deckhands and aspiring Masters!
At Fullers we provide full support for our On Board Services crew who wish to achieve this qualification. Our On Board Services crew can begin working towards gaining this qualification during their first year with Fullers and is part of their ongoing training and development.
Inshore Launchmaster (ILM)
A career at Fullers can lead to a crew member gaining their In Shore Launchmaster qualification. This qualification allows you to be the Master of a vessel up to 20m in length within the Inshore Limits. The ILM would be a minimum requirement for working within the following industries: Fishing, Adventure Tourism, Tugs and Barges, and of course Passenger Ferries!
Marine Engineer Class 5 (MEC 5)
The Marine Engineer Class 5 qualification allows you to be an engineer on a vessel greater than 1000HP (750KW) working within Inshore Limits.
This qualification combined with the ILM makes the holder a valuable asset to any maritime industry employer as a 'Dual Ticketed Master'.
- If you are already qualified, but your qualification is not a Maritime New Zealand Qualification, you must gain recognition from Maritime New Zealand of your qualification. Without this recognition you will only be permitted to work for 3 months in any New Zealand Maritime Industry.
- The Guidelines for Marine qualifications stated above are general rules only. Please check with Maritime New Zealand about the requirements and conditions of your particular qualification.
We encourage all our people who demonstrate both the aptitude and the right attitude to move forward in their marine careers at Fullers by gaining further qualifications.
Fullers support can include paid study leave to attend training courses and payment of course fees. In return for our investment we ask that you complete a period of return service for us.
Marine Career Path
ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
In addition to the on-the-job training you will receive when joining Fullers, there are opportunities for you to gain further training and qualifications including:
- Personal safety
- Leadership and supervision courses
- Personal development
- External role specific training
We are committed to training and development of all our people. Training can be tailored to provide a personalised career plan for individual development to help you to achieve your career goals.