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From 2023, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of
Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. See more here.
Full-time and part-time
23 weeks full-time including four weeks of study breaks
2022: $3,859 plus $140 Student Services Levy per strand - Fish or Shellfish. Each strand is 70 credits.
A Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).
Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.
View course details for individual fees.
Join the fastest growing primary industry in the world and turn your love of the ocean and all things in it into an environmentally aware, practical, hands on career.
This programme is eligible for fees-free under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Please note fees will only be covered under TTAF until 30 June 2023. Find full details about the fund here.(external link) Students are advised to enquire about their eligibility for any other fees-free funding when enrolling.
During this course you will become familiar with detailed aspects of growing fish and shellfish. You will learn about growing healthy animals in a ethical and environmentally conscientious way. You will cover important bio security requirements and develop plans to implement these.
Your hatchery and production knowledge will be increased through the middle of the year before you finish the last half of the year getting outdoors and stuck into it.
You will complete boating and maritime qualifications, as well as getting into things like farm maintenance, knots, sea survival and navigation. You will then round up the course with a 2 week work placement which will be invaluable to pathway you straight into industry.
If you want a diverse life and are driven towards a career in conservation, biology, engineering or chemistry, and have a knack for problem solving, then Aquaculture could be for you. Come learn with us.
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