Sustainable Aquaculture
Level 3

Sustainable Aquaculture (Level 3)

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

    This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    15 July 2024
  • Study options

    Full time and part time.

  • Length

    16 weeks full-time including two weeks of study breaks. One-year part-time Online with workshop in October

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2024: $2,910 plus $103 Student Services Levy

    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.

  • National qualification code


Online programme.

A career in the aquaculture industry starts here with NMIT’s introductory qualification that prepares you for work or further study.

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Aquaculture is the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of fish, shellfish, plants, algae and other organisms in all types of water environments.

It is the world’s fastest-growing primary sector, which means there’s high demand for skilled workers.

If you want to work in an innovative industry that’s helping to feed the world and protect ocean and freshwater ecosystems, a career in aquaculture is for you.

This course will cover the fundamentals of sustainable aquaculture systems, hatchery management, and fish farming.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to undertake further study, leading to a range of exciting jobs at aquaculture farms, on boats, or in scientific research organisations.

You’ll get a practical, hands-on education at NMIT with a blend of classroom lessons, field trips, and time spent on-site with industry.

Nelson is where most of New Zealand’s aquaculture production and research takes place, making it a great place to study.

This programme is also delivered online for learners nationwide and can be delivered directly in workplaces across Te Tauihu. See below for more information.








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