The entry level qualification for the Super Yachting industry is STCW95. Beyond this the path one takes in terms of deck qualifications really depends on the flag state of the vessels you want to work on and the whether you want to be on a sailing or motor yacht for charter or private use.

There are courses, qualifications and experience that you can gain here before going to look for work. The more relevant skills you have to offer a prospective employer the better. Create a point of difference with your interests.

These are some of the courses that are useful in Super Yachting:

STCW 95 Basic Training This course can be completed at the following places:

Mahurangi Technical Institute Warkworth
Ph 09 425 8493

BOP Poly Technical Institute  
Ph 07 571 0190

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Ph 0800 4 career

Marine & Offshore Pacific, New Plymouth 
Ph 06 751 1101

New Zealand Maritime School
Ph 09 379 4997

Additional Courses Include

Bar Courses 
First Aid Course
Small Tender driving course 
Basic cooking course
Wine appreciation and knowledge course 
Navigation and Radar course