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Skipper Restricted Limits (SRL) Course

We think it’s the most practical skipper training course in Australasia.

Gain your Skipper’s Licence through our Skipper Restricted Limits (SRL) Course

The Skipper Restricted Licence is commonly known in the maritime sector as SRL. It is a command certificate with engineering components and allows you to operate commercial vessels (including passenger endorsement, if required) up to 12 metres  (24 metres with endorsment) in restricted limits. The required course is the NZ Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations -SRL (CIDMO).

Our course consists of a Studenty Activity Book to complete in your workplace prior to attending the mandatory 5-week training class. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to sit your oral exam through Maritime NZ to then be awarded your Licence.

We will assist you preparing for the exam and be there with you every step of the way

The course covers:

  • Navigation
  • Engineering
  • Commercial Maritime Knowledge
  • Survival Training
  • Fire Fighting
  • Electronic Navigation Systems
  • Maritime Radiotelephone Operator Certificate (MROC)
  • First Aid

The cost is (NZD) $1,295 + GST

This course is eligible for Fees-Free study. To find out if you are eligible for Fees-Free study please visit

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Course Dates 2021

Activity Book Completion Block Course 
30 January - 31 May>31 May - 2 JulyFULL
9 April - 9 August>9 August - 10 SeptemberLIMITED SPACES
12 July - 15 November>15 November - 17 DecemberTBC

Prior to commencing the classroom/vessel-based course, we provide you with a Student Activity Book, directly related to the work you are doing. We recommend that you allow plenty of time to complete this requirement before the classroom/vessel course start dates.

The 5-week classroom and vessel-based block course takes place at our training premises at 24 Harley Street, Nelson and on board our commercial training vessels.

What makes our SRL course unique?

Your SRL Tutors

To register or find out more please contact,

027 436 0116 or 03 547 4795.

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