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

Level 4


Level of study

Level 4


12 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 for experienced operators in either hatchery, fish or shellfish operations who are involved with stock management and other aquaculture operations.

Learners who complete the programme will be capable of implementing and monitoring staff work routines and legislative operations in an aquaculture operation.

This programme takes 12 months to complete.

Learning outcomes

Fish and Shellfish

Employees who complete the Fish and Shellfish strands will be able to implement and monitor stock management procedures and fish and shellfish farming processes in a fish farming, or shellfish farming operation with hatchery monitoring elements embedded into both programmes.

Aquaculture Diving

Graduates of the Aquaculture Diving strand will also be able to prepare, implement and review diving activities in an aquaculture diving operation.


Enrolment Forms

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