Advanced Certificate in Aquaculture Online Course

From: $100.00 Inc GST $100.00 x 25 Fortnights


In this Advanced Certificate in Aquaculture, you get to save and get four of your favorite aquaculture/marine courses bundled together. You get to study aquaculture (fresh water), marine aquaculture (salt water), and pick from Aquaponics, Marine Studies A and Marine Studies B.  Other options include Starting a Small Business or Project Management.  Each module is 100 hours duration, is online (self paced study) and comes with full tutor support by our marine expert Peter Palma.

Detailed Course Outline

This course is made up of a number of lessons or units. Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 4 Modules in this course:

1. Aquaculture

    • Introduction To Aquaculture
    • Production Systems – EP and IP
    • What Species To Farm
    • Trout
    • Barramundi
    • Bass
    • Freshwater Crayfish
    • Tilapia
    • Setting Up A Fish Farm
    • Fish Foods & Feeding
    • Harvesting

2. Mariculture

    • Aquaculture Production Systems
    • Starting a Marine Aquaculture (Mariculture) Business
    • Choosing a Species
    • Finfish
    • Crustaceans
    • Molluscs and Echinoderms
    • Seaweeds and Aquatic Algae
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Diet Formulation and feeding
    • Health Management – Diseases and Parasites
    • Harvest and Post Harvest Handling

Suggested Electives – Choose TWO (2)

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It’s okay if you don’t want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.


Your Tutor

Peter Palma B.Sc. Fisheries, Master of Science (Aquaculture)
Peter Palma

Peter’s expertise includes broodstock and hatchery management of high-value marine fish species and disease management in aquaculture. He is currently a researcher at a fisheries development centre where he studies advanced fish breeding techniques and environment-friendly mariculture operations. He studied fisheries science and fish reproductive biology for his bachelor’s and master’s degree, respectively. Peter has published research papers in his areas of expertise and serves as a reviewer for scientific journals. Over the years, Peter has visited fish farms in Australia, Canada and Southeast Asia, and learned first-hand how aquaculture operations are done all over the world.