Diploma of Aquaculture

Seafood and Maritime Training

This qualification is part of the Seafood Industry Training Package. It represents the competencies relevant to people working in the aquaculture sector of the seafood industry at a management level. The qualification will have application for people working: on aquaculture farms or fishout/put-and-take operations; in hatcheries and nurseries; in live post-harvest holding facilities, such as processing plants, wholesalers or transporters; in pet shops, public aquaria, zoos or other facilities with aquatic animals; for companies providing contract specialist services for aquaculture operations; or for companies proving consultancy, advisory, equipment sales or other services.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


21 units: 4 core; 6 specialist; 11 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Communicate in the seafood industry; Work effectively in the seafood industry; Meet workplace OHS requirements; plus Apply basic food handling and safety practices; or Apply quality systems and procedures. Specialist: Develop a marketing plan; Manage risk; Develop and implement an aquaculture breeding strategy; Export product; Develop workplace policy for sustainability; plus more. Elective streams: Aquaculture operations; Farm operations; Ornamental operations; Quality assurance and food safety; Business services; Community management; Strategic management; plus more.

Related Careers:

Aquaculture Technician, Farmer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hobart No info No 2 years
Hobart No info No 2 years
Established in 1986,Seafood and Maritime Training is a not-for-profit Registered Training Organisation that provides nationally accredited training and assessment from the Seafood Industry Training Package and the Maritime Training Package. It was established by the Tasmanian seafood industry to make sure the seafood and maritime industries' training needs were met at the right time and in the right location.

STT is managed by a board whose members represent the sectors of the Tasmanian seafood industry. Most of STT's training is conducted at its Hobart Training Centre at Salamanca, however courses are also offered each year in St Helens, Smithton and Strahan. Training is also conducted in other regions where there is a clear industry demand.

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