Course details

Diploma in Aquaculture (Fish Farming and Fishery Management)
Domestic tuition $6,257 per year
International tuition $16,063 per year
Course length 2 years
Completion rate 80%
NZQF Level 5
Employment rate N/A
In further study N/A
Median earnings N/A

About the course

Graduates of this programme will be able to effectively and confidently apply themselves within the aquaculture workforce as operators and technicians on a pathway toward management. They will be able to evaluate and discuss key aspects of the husbandry and production needs of fin fish and shellfish, how to set up and maintain aquaculture systems, and how to best manage an aquaculture team. Upon successful completion, graduates will also be able to describe the basic biology of common aquatic farmed species, appraise fundamental aspects of aquatic ecology, as well as comprehend and analyse the basics of the aquaculture business environment. This knowledge background would also allow graduates to continue their studies towards a degree in Marine Biology if desired.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements for applicants under 20 years old, 48 credits NCEA Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits at Level 2 in each of a mathematics and a science subject OR a qualification considered to be equivalent. Applicants 20 years or over, no minimum academic requirements. If English is not the applicant's first language they must provide evidence of and IELTS overall academic score of 5.5, with no band score lower than 5.0, issued within the last 2 years OR equivalent. All applicants must have a certain level of physical strength and fitness.

About the provider

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology is a Government Institute with campuses in Nelson, Marlborough and Auckland. NMIT is a New Zealand Qualifications Authority Category 1 (the highest) Institute. Our programmes are designed alongside industry to create work ready graduates that meet local and international job market needs. You'll find NMIT tutors care a lot about student success, and classes are small enough that they know you by name.

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