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This programme will prepare you to work in the aquaculture industry and create a pathway towards management.

There is a need for qualified and professional people to work in the aquaculture industry. You'll gain knowledge and skills in aquaculture systems, how they work, and how to best manage them.

On the programme you will have on average one field trip a week and experience work placements. You will also become familiar with basic aquatic species biology, aquatic ecology, managing people in the workplace and business management.

The programme is practical and allow to you to get out into industry quite quickly and with a qualification. This programme was developed in consultation with industry including, New Zealand King Salmon, Sealord, Aquaculture New Zealand, Aotearoa Seafood's and Marine Farming Association of NZ.

Career opportunities and pathways

As a successful graduate of this programme you will be able to effectively and confidently join the aquaculture workforce as operators and technicians on a pathway toward management.

You will be able to evaluate fin fish and shellfish, know how to set up and maintain aquaculture systems, and how to best manage an aquaculture team.

You may also go on to further study such as a degree in Aquaculture and Marine Conservation.

Graduates of the Diploma in Aquaculture (Fish Farming and Fishery Management) can gain roles in

  • Commercial Aquaculture
  • Research
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Enhancement Culture
  • Fisheries Consulting

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (2 yıl)

Okul ücreti
NZ$18,900.00 (TRY 87,447) Yıllık
NZ $240 Student services levy fee
Başlangıç tarihi

To be confirmed


Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson campus,

322 Hardy Street,


Nelson Central,

7010, New Zealand

Giriş koşulları

Amerika gelen öğrenciler için

Students must prove their English Proficiency.

Uluslararası öğrenciler için

Applicants under 20 years

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 2 qualification. Entry requirements vary from country to country. OR

  • A qualification considered to be equivalent to the above.

Applicants 20 years and over

  • No minimum entry requirements.

Other Requirements

The Diploma in Aquaculture (Fish Farming and Fishery Management) has aspects that require a certain level of physical strength and fitness. Students must be physically capable of completing all aspects of the programme.

English language requirements:

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate an IELTS Academic score of 5.5 (overall with no band score less than 5.0) or equivalent within the last two years.

  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20)
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations - FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic) score of 42
  • City & Guilds IESOL - B2 Communicator with a score of 42

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