New Zealand Certificate in Aquaculture with strands in Hatchery, Fish and Shellfish

Level 3


Level of study

Level 3


8 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 is recommended for competent farm assistants and/or technicians wanting to progress their routine and monitoring operations across fish or shellfish operations.

Learners who complete the programme will be able to comply with workplace safety and environmental requirements in an aquaculture operation - all while working in a team.

This programme takes 8 months to complete.

Learning outcomes

Those undertaking a Fish strand will learn to carry out routine stock management, monitoring, and farming with hatchery stock management and monitoring elements embedded.

Graduates who complete the Shellfish strand will also be able to carry out routine stock management, monitoring, and farming on an aquaculture shellfish farm.


Enrolment Forms

Download and read our enrolment forms and terms and conditions.