Minimum Entry Requirements

Navy Generic Requirements

To qualify you will need to meet the minimum basic requirements listed below, as well as specific requirements for your chosen trade. In order to be considered a more competitive applicant, we recommend exceeding these requirements where possible.

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SAILOR TRADE - MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TRADENCEA LEVEL ACHIEVEDSPECIFIC SUBJECT REQUIREMENTSOTHER REQUIREMENTS
CHEFn/a10 credits in L1 Literacy & NumeracyColour perception restrictions may apply.
COMBAT SYSTEMS SPECIALISTn/a10 credits in L1 Literacy & NumeracyColour perception restrictions apply.
COMMUNICATIONS WARFARE SPECIALISTn/a10 credits in L1 Literacy & NumeracyColour perception restrictions may apply.
DIVERn/a10 credits in L1 Literacy & NumeracyNo decreased colour perception.
ELECTRONIC WARFARE SPECIALISTn/a10 credits in L1 Literacy & NumeracyNo decreased colour perception.
HYDROGRAPHIC SYSTEMS OPERATORn/a10 credits in L1 Literacy & NumeracyNo decreased colour perception.
MUSICIANn/a10 credits in L1 Literacy & NumeracyProficiency with instruments is the main criteria.
Tertiary qualification is desirable. Colour perception restrictions may apply.
OPERATIONAL ADMINISTRATORn/a10 credits in L1 Literacy & NumeracyColour perception restrictions may apply.
SEAMANship COMBAT SPECIALISTn/a10 credits in L1 Literacy & NumeracyColour perception restrictions apply.
STEWARDn/a10 credits in L1 Literacy & NumeracyColour perception restrictions may apply.
STORES ACCOUNTANTn/a10 credits in L1 Literacy & NumeracyColour perception restrictions may apply.
ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN1Min 12 credits in L1 ScienceNo decreased colour perception.
MARINE TECHNICIAN1Min 12 credits in L1 ScienceNo decreased colour perception
MEDIC2Min 12 credits in L2 ScienceColour perception restrictions may apply.


Navy Officer roles - Minimum Entry Requirements

TRADENCEA LEVEL ACHIEVEDSPECIFIC SUBJECT REQUIREMENTSOTHER REQUIREMENTS
AIRBORNE TACTICAL OFFICER2Min 18 credits in L2 English, Mathematics & a ScienceColour perception restrictions apply.
HELICOPTER PILOT2Min 18 credits in L2 English, Mathematics & a ScienceNo decreased colour perception.
HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY OFFICER2Min 12 credits in L2 EnglishNo decreased colour perception.
SUPPLY OFFICER(DIRECT ENTRY)2Min 12 credits in L2 EnglishColour perception restrictions may apply.
WARFARE OFFICER(DIRECT ENTRY)2Min 12 credits in L2 EnglishNo decreased colour perception.

MINE CLEARANCE DIVING OFFICER(Direct Entry)

2Min 12 credits in L2 EnglishNo decreased colour perception.
MARINE ENGINEER OFFICER(UNIVERSITY SCHEME)
*A BE, A B.TECH OR
A DIP ENG IS OFFERED
3Min 18 credits in L3 Mathematics & PhysicsUniversity Entrance must be obtained
No decreased colour perception.
SUPPLY OFFICER(UNIVERSITY SCHEME)
*A BBS, BCOM OR 
BBIM ARE OFFERED
3 University Entrance must be obtained
Colour perception restrictions may apply.
WARFARE OFFICER(UNIVERSITY SCHEME)
*A BA, BSC OR BBIM IS OFFERED
*FOR GLX-H A BA OR BSC IS OFFERED
3 University Entrance must be obtained
No decreased colour perception.
WEAPON ENGINEER
OFFICER
(UNIVERSITY SCHEME)
*A BE, A B.TECH OR
A DIP ENG IS OFFERED
3Min 18 credits in L3 Mathematics & PhysicsUniversity Entrance must be obtained
No decreased colour perception.

*The Royal New Zealand Navy also offers a range of Specialist roles.