2 years
Feb Jul Nov
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 24,026
NZD 36,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

This diploma will prepare you to work in the aquaculture industry and create a pathway towards management. There is an increasing need for qualified and professional people to work in the aquaculture industry. Gain employment within the aquaculture workforce as operators and/or technicians, fisheries consulting, research sales, enhancement culture or progress on to further study. You’ll gain knowledge and skills in aquaculture systems, how they work, and how to best manage them. You will also become familiar with basic aquatic species biology, aquatic ecology, and business management. This new programme has been developed in consultation with industry, such as New Zealand King Salmon, Sealord, Aquaculture New Zealand, Aotearoa Seafoods and Marine Farming Association of NZ.

Entry Requirements

Applicants under 20 years

  • 48 credits NCEA Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits at Level 2 in each of two subjects (Mathematics and a science subject);
  • Or a qualification considered to be equivalent to the above.

Applicants 20 years and over

  • No minimum entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate an IELTS Academic score of 6.0 (overall) or equivalent within the last two years.

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.