As a rapidly growing Australian primary industry, Aquaculture demands a talented and diverse workforce who will find employment not only in the retail and wholesale seafood trade, but as aquaculture advisors (for commercial or government operation), aquatic science, equipment technicians, fish farmers, environmental monitoring and analysis.
NMIT has one of Victoria’s few indoor recirculating aquaculture centres, which will soon include an aquatic animal health laboratory and hatchery. Other facilities include a water quality laboratory, research laboratory, meat and fish processing facilities and processing, smoking, packing facilities. NMIT also houses over 30,000 juvenile fish (current as of October 2011) and has 2000kg fresh and saltwater fish.
Take a look at some of the facilities, and listen as lecturer Andrew Christie shares his extensive knowledge on diving around Port Phillip Bay, current industry issues and the Aquaculture and Environmental Management degree at NMIT on Melbourne Community Radio 3CR.
Want a degree above the rest? Primary Industries Higher Education
Our Bachelor and Associate Degree of Aquaculture and Environmental Management will not be running in 2013. Please check our Primary Industries department offering a range of other Higher Education programs you may be interested in.
Student success stories:
- Raymund Rayos hopes to start his own aquaculture business
- Ben is working towards creating greener fuels developed from algae
- Daniel found his future in Aquaculture through NMIT
Available Courses (1)
This qualification is aimed at providing participants with a broad range of skills and underpinning knowledge that can be adapted and transferred to new activities, and is targeted at the level of a skilled worker or leading farm hand. This course is offered as a traineeship only. You must be a qualified trainee to apply.