Maritime Rules Part 32

Seafarer Certification

What Part 32 applies to

This rule applies to:

  • Personnel on New Zealand Ships within New Zealand waters.
Maritime Rules Part 32 [PDF: 1.147Mb, 101 pages]

 

Overview of Part 32

Part 32 provides New Zealand’s structure for nautical and engineering certificates for seafarers. The rules provide for national certificates, as well as certificates that correspond to those provided for in the International Convention on the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended (STCW).

Part 32 implements the new seafarer certification (SeaCert) framework.

Maritime NZ is currently amending the Advisory Circulars for Maritime Rules Part 32.

 

Materials incorporated by reference in Part 32

This rule was signed by the Minister of Transport on 27 January 2014 and came into force on 1 April 2014.

  • International convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW Convention)
  • International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel 1995 and Resolutions (STCW-F Convention)

Getting copies of material incorporated by reference

Some materials can be accessed and viewed free online, other material is subject to copyright and can either be purchased from the original source or viewed as an electronic copy at Maritime New Zealand.

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History of Part 32

2024

Amendment

This Part was amended by Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2023. These amendments come into force on 7 February 2024. 

Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2023 [PDF: 640kB, 11 pages]

2020

Amendment

This part was amended by a notice in the New Zealand Gazette on 27 August 2020, noting a change to material incorporated by reference.

2019

Amendment

This Part was amended by Maritime Rules Various Amendments on 13 December 2019.

Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2019 [PDF: 767kB, 15 pages]

2018

Amendment

This Part was amended by STCW-F related amendments 2017. Amendments 10.2, 11.2, 11.3, 14.2, 15.2, 16.2, 17.2, 18.2, and 19.2 of the STCW-F – related Amendments 2017 enter into force on March 2023. All other Amendments enter into force March 2018.

STCW-F related amendments 2017 [PDF: 308kB, 14 pages]

Amendment

This Part was amended by Maritime Rules Various Amendments (Changes Related to Conventions) 2017, in February 2018.

Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2017 [PDF: 1.56Mb, 17 pages]

2016

Amendment

This Part was amended by Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2016 in November 2016.

Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2016 [PDF: 286kB, 15 pages]

Amendment

The amendments are to enable seafarers holding specific old or legacy certificates to ring-fence an existing certificate, transition to a new SeaCert certificate, or both. Additional amendments include the extension of the transition deadline for specific certificates and changes to the temporary seasonal endorsement.

Maritime Rules SeaCert Amendments 2016 [PDF: 403kB, 15 pages]

2015

Amendment

This Part was amended by Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2014 in 2015.

Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2014 2014 [PDF: 366kB, 18 pages]

2014

New part comes into force

The new Part 32 entered into force on 1 April 2014.

Amendment

The original Part 32, as amended, was revoked and replaced by a new Part 32, made on 27 January 2014.

Part 32: Seafarer Certification 2014 [PDF: 655kB, 78 pages]

2012

Amendment

This part was amended by Part 31A and Part 32: Amendment 2012, in 2012.

Part 31A and Part 32: Amendment 2012 [PDF: 108kB, 28 pages]

2011

Amendment

This part was amended by Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2011, in April 2011.

Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2011 [PDF: 948kB, 15 pages]

Amendment

This part was amended by Part 34: Amendment 2011, with entry into force dates of 1 April 2011 and 1 January 2012.

Part 34: Amendment 2011 [PDF: 1.12Mb, 28 pages]

2009

Amendment

This part was amended by Maritime (Various Amendments) Rules 2009 Part 21-80 in 2009.

Maritime (Various Amendments) Rules 2009 [PDF: 102kB, 11 pages]

2007

Amendment

This part was amended by Maritime Rules Part 32 (Foreign Going Deck Qualifications) Amendment Rules, in 2007.

Maritime Rules Part 32 (Foreign Going Deck Qualifications) Amendment Rules 2007

2006

Amendment

This part was amended by Maritime Rules Part 32 (Certificated Deckhand) Amendment Rules in 2006.

Maritime Rules Part 32 (Certificated Deckhand) Amendment Rules 2006 [PDF: 313kB, 10 pages]

2004

Amendment

This part was amended by Maritime Rules Part 32 Amendment, Class 4 Superyacht Certificates, in 2004.

Part 32 Amendment: Class 4 Superyacht Certificates 2004 [PDF: 130kB, 10 pages]

2001

Amendment

This part was first amended by Maritime Rules Part 31A, Amendment 1, in 2001.

Part 31A, Amendment 1 2001 [PDF: 528kB, 7 pages]

1999

New part comes into force

Part 32 entered into force on 22 October 1999.

New part signed

Part 32 was signed into law by the Transport Minister on 21 September 1999.

Part 32: Original Rule [PDF: 11.7Mb, 7 pages]