This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more
Full-time and part-time
23 weeks full-time including four weeks of study breaks
2024: $4,075 plus $143 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.
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Join the fastest growing primary industry in the world and turn your love of the ocean and all things in it into a sustainable, environmentally aware, practical, hands-on career.
During this programme, you will become familiar with detailed aspects of growing fish and shellfish. You will learn about growing healthy animals in an ethical and environmentally conscientious way. You will cover important biosecurity 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 and get 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 take you straight into industry-related employment.
This programme is also delivered online for learners nationwide and can be delivered directly in workplaces across Te Tauihu. See below for more information.