Diploma in Aquaculture (Fish Farming and Fishery Management)
Level 5

Diploma in Aquaculture (Fish Farming and Fishery Management)

  • Fees Free eligible programme

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  • Locations and dates

    No start dates are currently available. Apply to be informed when new dates are added.
  • Study options

    Full-time or part-time

  • Length

    2 years full time; each year of full time study is 38 weeks, made up of 32 tuition weeks and 6 weeks of study breaks.

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    $6,348 plus $240 Student Services Levy

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code

    NE4776 - Diploma in Aquaculture (Fish Farming and Fishery Management)

This programme will prepare you to work in the aquaculture industry and create a pathway towards management.

There is a need for qualified and professional people to work in the aquaculture industry. You’ll gain knowledge and skills in aquaculture systems, how they work, and how to best manage them.

On the programme you will have on average one field trip a week and experience work placements. You will also become familiar with basic aquatic species biology, aquatic ecology, managing people in the workplace and business management.

The programme is practical and allow to you to get out into industry quite quickly and with a qualification.

This programme was developed in consultation with industry including, New Zealand King Salmon, Sealord, Aquaculture New Zealand, Aotearoa Seafoods and Marine Farming Association of NZ.

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