Maritime Centre of Excellence


Skills Development | Enterprise Development | Community Engagement


The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence (KZNSB MCoE) facilitates Skills Development; Enterprise Development; and Community Engagement in the maritime sector. We aspire to maintain our leadership in being a Maritime Centre of Excellence that is one of its kind in the world contributing to society in ways that enrich and transform lives and results in attainment of maritime skills and economic outcomes.



KZNSB MCoE facilitates exceptional learning experience leading to meaningful careers and profound contribution to society in general and the maritime sector specifically. KZNSB MCoE’s fully accredited education and training qualifications are complemented by Co-Operative Education, a philosophy that seeks to integrate the theoretical learning and work experiences through graduate and learner placements.  Our learning programmes are organised into Maritime Business; Boating and Technical; Diving and Nautical; and Extended Learning


KZNSB MCoE creates a deliberate rich and distinctive learning experience. KZNSB MCoE as a community-oriented organisation enables you to find excellent opportunities to integrate classroom training with exciting community projects and extra-curricular actives such as Watersports; excursions; educational tours and environmental awareness projects.

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Community engagement is an expression of who we are and what we value as a community-oriented organisation that is a more central place in the economic and intellectual life of our communities. KZN Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence collaborates with our local, regional, and national communities for the exchange of knowledge and resources and the development of maritime projects thus enabling active participation of our communities in the maritime agenda.

Community Engagement activities include career expos, maritime indabas, boat building projects that results in boats being built and owned by local communities, to mention but a few. Resources include the state of the art Maritime Resources Centre.

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The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence facilitates meaningful participation of entrepreneurs and small businesses in the maritime sector. Enterprise Development helps people to earn a living; it helps them out of poverty; and it leads to long-term economic growth for themselves, their families and their communities.

The Maritime Centre of Excellence’s Enterprise Development’s overall objective is to contribute towards the creation, growth and sustainability of small businesses in the maritime sector thereby creating jobs and resulting in the growth of the maritime sector’s contribution towards the Province and country’s GDP.

Enterprise Development Services include but are not limited:

  • Incubation Services;
  • Market Development;
  • Business Planning;
  • Events and Networking;
  • Capacity Building; and
  • Business Linkages.

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At the KwaZulu-Natal Sharksboard Maritime Centre of Excellence we offer students a range of outstanding training programmes in the Maritime Sector and related fields. Find out more today visit

Posted by KwaZulu-Natal Sharksboard Maritime Centre of Excellence on Wednesday, 03, 2016

The KZNSB MCOE is a KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s public schedule entity established in terms of the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Act of 2008.

MCOE has been mandated by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism to establish a Maritime Centre of Excellence (MCOE). The mandate was given as a resolution of the Umyezane BEE conference and awards, which took place in March 2012. As such, MCOE was established in September 2012. The mandate is to develop education and training in the Maritime sector and create employment, with focus on previously disadvantaged communities.