Training in Aquaculture whilst at Secondary School

If you have an interest in Aquaculture, but are still at Secondary School, never fear you can start studying from year 11 upwards.

There are a range of Unit Standards available in Aquaculture so if you are interested, start by talking to your Biology/Science teachers, Gateway teachers or Careers advisors for more information.

Requirements for the Vocational Pathways Award.

  • A minimum of 60 credits are from level 2
  • The other 20 credits are from level 1 or another level; and include literacy and numeracy credits at level 1 or above.

Examples of aquaculture related credits include:

Gateway through Primary ITO.

The Gateway programme encompasses theory and practical unit standards for students in Year 11-13. Theory work is reinforced with real-life industry work experience, giving students a taste of a career in the primary sector is truly like.

Enrolments for Primary ITO Gateway programme must be completed by the schools’ STAR/Gateway Coordinator.

For further information: gateway@primaryito.ac.nz

Examples of aquaculture related credits include:

Gateway through NMIT.

Get practical experience in a workplace, and complete NCEA at school at the same time.

STAR (Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource) through NMIT.

Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource (STAR) courses are short classes that help students to explore career options and make informed decisions about their future schooling, work or study.

STAR courses may include unit standard assessment.
In some STAR courses, you can also gain NCEA credits at Level 1 or 2.

For current STAR courses - CLICK HERE

Talk to your school's Careers adviser, Stars/Gateway coordinator to find out more about these opportunities.

Some secondary schools across Te Tau Ihu are lucky enough to have their own Aquaculture Academies.
If you attend one of these schools or are considering attending one of these schools, keep an eye out for Aquaculture in the prospectus.

Some secondary schools across Te Tau Ihu are lucky enough to have their own Aquaculture Academies.
If you attend one of these schools or are considering attending one of these schools, keep an eye out for Aquaculture in the prospectus.