New Zealand Apprenticeship in Aquaculture

Level 3 and Level 4


Level of study

Level 3 and Level 4


20 months


Learners must be employed in the aquaculture sector and must engage in training via their employer. If you are looking for employment please go to Seafood New Zealand’s careers website. 


This programme provides the aquaculture sector with people who are able to work as experienced operators in either aquaculture diving, hatchery, fish or shellfish operations involved with stock management and other aquaculture operations.

Topics covered include:

Year One

  • Comply with workplace safety and environmental requirements while effectively communicating and interacting with a team in a hatchery, finfish, or shellfish operation.
  • Carry out routine stock management and monitoring within a hatchery or finfish or shellfish farming aquaculture operation.

Year Two

All strands:

  • Implement and monitor staff work routines and legislative compliance.
  • Implement and monitor stock management procedures in a hatchery, finfish or shellfish farming operation.

Aquaculture Diving strand:

  • Prepare, implement, and review diving activities in an aquaculture diving operation.

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