Aquatic Fish Industry Skills (Micro-credential)

Pacific Coast Technical Institute

Subject area

Veterinary Assisting



22 Weeks

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

To provide foundation skills people working in or seeking employment in the New Zealand aquaculture or other aquatics industries dealing with live fish.
To provide the aquatics and aquaculture industries with a recognised entry level training programme in order to assist with the raising of professional standards and overall level of competency.
To equip learners with the necessary skill and knowledge to improve the animal welfare of live fish and to help reduce the biosecurity risks associated with the keeping of aquatic livestock and to ensure the profitability of the facilities in which they work.
To equip learners with the skills to avoid and manage health and safety risks associated with the aquatics industry.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

The programme is open entry, students must be working in an aquatic environment or have regular weekly access to an aquatic environment for the duration of the programme

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


22 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$1,450 $1,450
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$3,320 $3,320
Total $4,771 $4,771

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (07) 575 2185
Fax: (07) 575 2381

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