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Skipper Restricted Limits (SRL) Course

We think our Skipper Restricted Limits (SRL) course is the most practical skipper training course in Australasia.Skipper Restricted Limits (SRL) Course

Gain your NZ Skipper’s LicenceĀ 

The Skipper Restricted Licence is commonly known in the NZ 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 metresĀ  (24 metres with endorsement) in restricted limits. The required course is the NZ Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations -SRL (CIDMO).

Our course consists of a Student 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 Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Certificate (MRROC)
  • 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 
27 December 2021 - 1 May 2022>2 May - 3 June 2022FULLY BOOKED
31 January - 6 June 2022>7 June - 8 July 2022FULLY BOOKED
25 April - 28 August 2022>29 August - 30 September 2022FULLY BOOKED

Prior to commencing the classroom/vessel-based block course, we provide you with a Student Activity Workbook, 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 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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