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Getting a Marine Industry Job


If you’re passionate about the organisms that live in our oceans and waterways, a Marine Industry job could be right for you. Like many fields, the marine industry can be hard to break into without the right knowledge and skillset.

If you hope to work with fish and marine animals but need to develop your skills first, consider studying an online course with Careerline:

1. Aquaculture and Mariculture

Careerline’s Aquaculture online course teaches you the essentials of caring for and breeding freshwater fish. You will develop the skills to set up and maintain an aquaculture system, as well as feed and harvest common species of freshwater fish. In addition, you will learn the skills necessary to run, or aid in running, an aquaculture or aquafarming enterprise.

On the other hand, the Mariculture online course will help you to understand how to farm saltwater fish, shellfish, seaweed, and other marine organisms. You will learn about different maricultural production systems, as well as how to formulate diets and manage the health of your fish. In addition, you will develop the skills to start and manage your own maricultural business.

Finding an Marine Industry job

The Aquaculture and Mariculture courses will help you find your first job as an aquaculture professional. Whether you study one course to specialise in either fresh or saltwater fish, or both courses to broaden your career opportunities, you will improve your employability.

Aspiring hatchery technicians, fish feeders, and fish farm attendants will benefit from this course. You will learn valuable skills about caring for, breeding, feeding, and harvesting commonly bred species of fish. This knowledge will set you apart from other applicants in what can be a competitive field.

In addition, this course will help you on your journey to starting your own fresh or saltwater fish breeding enterprise. Your understanding of selecting the right fish for your climate, as well as catering to market demand, will set your venture up for success.

2. Marine Studies A

Marine Studies A will introduce you to marine ecosystems and the lifeforms that inhabit them. You will study the biology, anatomy, and classes of fish, sharks, shellfish, marine mammals, turtles, and sea snakes. In addition, you will learn about the different types of marine ecosystems, and the impact that human activity has on them.

Finding a Marine Industry job

Marine Studies A online course will help you achieve your career goals in the areas of tourism and water sports. Aspiring marine tour guides and ecotourism operators will be able to use the skills taught in this course to excel while both job searching and working. The knowledge you obtain will ensure you provide accurate and informed knowledge to the tourists in your care.

This course is also useful for aspiring lifeguards. Your understanding of animal environments and the animals that inhabit them may assist you in identifying animal-related injuries when you are on the job.

If you hope to work in a career involving water sports, such as a professional jet ski instructor, sailor, or kayaker, Marine Studies A is the right course for you. You will understand the impact of water sports and other human activities on oceans and waterways, which will help you to work more sustainably.

To maximise your career opportunities, we recommend studying both Marine Studies A and Marine Studies B. You can do this either by studying the two courses separately, or as part of the Advanced Certificate in Marine Biology online course.

3. Marine Studies B

Designed for students who already have a basic understanding of marine biology, Marine Studies B will further your understanding of ocean life. You will study the anatomy and biology of types of marine fish, reptiles, birds, mammals, and plants. Lessons cover topics including marine plants, arthropods, cnidarians, simple organisms, mollusks, echinoderms, bony and non-bony fish, and marine mammals.

Finding a Marine Industry job

Marine Studies B is suitable for students who hope to work as a marine or ecotourism guide. This course will build upon the knowledge you developed in Marine Studies A. The additional knowledge you develop through studying this course will further broaden your career opportunities in the tourism industry, and ensure you can answer all questions from your patrons confidently and accurately.

In addition, Marine Studies B is an ideal course to study alongside Aquarium Management if you hope to work as an exotic aquarium retail employee. Your understanding of fish care and tank maintenance combined with your knowledge of many species of marine animals will make you a highly desirable employee.

Marine Studies B may help you obtain a paid or volunteer marine rescue role. Studying this course will make your passion for marine life clear to your future employers, and will help you identify the animals that come into your care.

4. Aquarium Management

Learn to manage your own freshwater or saltwater aquarium with our online Aquarium Management course. You will learn how to set up your own aquarium for commercial breeding or as a hobby. This course will help you select the right fish, plants, and other sea life for your aquarium. Lessons covering topics like tank set up and maintenance, nutrition, breeding, and disease identification will help you keep your tank healthy.

Finding a Marine Industry job

If you aspire to work with fish and aquariums for a living, studying Aquarium Management will help you achieve your career goals. This course is ideal for aspiring fish breeders, fish keepers, and fish competition participants. Whether breeding as a full-time career or as a lucrative hobby, studying this course will help you to develop the skills you need to succeed.

The Aquarium Management course will also help you find work in aquarium retail and pet stores. Your skills will give you an advantage over other applicants. Once you find your job, you will be well equipped to provide informed and correct advice to your customers.

Finally, aspiring aquarium cleaners and tank maintenance workers will benefit from studying this course. Your knowledge of maintaining and cleaning tanks to keep fish healthy will help you in your job search.

We hope this blog has helped you find a course that will help you achieve your marine industry career goals. Careerline’s online courses are all online, which means you can study when it suits you. Students can complete each course in just 100 hours. Your experienced and qualified tutor will support you throughout your studies, guiding you through each module and answering your questions.

If you are interested in learning more about our marine industry courses, GET IN TOUCH with our knowledgeable team today!

Our team is available via email or phone (Mon to Fri, 09:00 to 17:00 AEST) to help you begin your journey towards working in the marine industry.

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