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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 2021-2022

Activity Book Completion Block Course 
30 January - 31 May 2021>31 May - 2 July 2021FULLY BOOKED
9 April - 9 August 2021>9 August - 10 September 2021FULLY BOOKED
12 July - 15 November 2021>15 November - 17 December 2021FULLY BOOKED
15 November 2021 - 14 March 2022>14 March - 15 April 2022
31 January - 30 May 2022>30 May - 1 July 2022
2 May - 29 August 2022>29 August - 30 October 2022

Prior to commencing the classroom/vessel-based block course, we provide you with an SiS Maritime Industry Activity Book, directly related to the work you are doing. This activity commences on the pre-enrolment date and must be completed before the start of the classroom/vessel block course start date. Our support tutor will assist you every step of the way.

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

Click here for a printable SRL Course Flyer

To register or find out more please contact,

027 436 0116 or 03 547 4795.

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