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Two years full-time or part-time equivalent
Online and face-to-face (workshops, tutorials)
Cradle Coast campus
Sandy Bay campus
Term 1 (February 2020) and Term 3 (July 2020)
Apply to study in 2020 and receive 100% tuition fee waiver for your first 4 units and a 50% waiver for the next four.
This scholarship, worth $3,000 per year, will be offered to one student commencing study in the Associate Degree in Applied Science, specialising in Aquaculture, in Term 1 2020.
For more information, please visit the TASSAL scholarship page.
Want to get involved in a high-growth industry that supports marine life protection and helps feed the world? Our Associate Degree in Applied Science – Aquaculture Specialisation (Z2J) is your ideal next step.
If you’d love to work in the booming aquaculture industry in Tasmania or mainland Australia, then this hands-on course has been specifically designed for you. In fact, we developed the program in response to growing demand for talent covering all aspects of aquaculture, including salmon, trout, oysters, mussels and abalone.
During this course you will get the opportunity to learn directly from Tasmania’s local aquaculture experts about core applied science theory, such as applied maths, quality management and sustainability as well as specialist aquaculture subjects, including aquatic health, aquatic biology and aquatic chemistry.
This is an immersive, hands-on learning experience that combines practical workshops and tutorials with an innovative online delivery platform. Our vast array of guest speakers, industry visits, projects, case studies and internship opportunities ensure you graduate 100% work-ready with plenty of real-world experience to apply to any aquaculture industry position. This is university done differently.
Get started by submitting a free, no-obligation application today.
"The Associate Degree has fantastic potential to produce graduates that can walk into the industry and land on their feet. They have some business skills, some basic operational skills, so they can walk into a fish farming business and provide value from day one."
- Dianne Maynard, GM Env/ Sustainability, Petuna Aquaculture.
The Aquaculture specialisation is structured over two years full-time (or equivalent part-time), based on four teaching terms of 10 weeks. These teaching terms align with the Tasmanian school terms.
The first year of the course acts as a foundation year, while the second year of the course provides you with the skills to apply your new aquaculture knowledge to a range of situations.
After the successful completion of year 1 of the Associate Degree, students who choose to exit the course will be awarded with a diploma qualification.
Each of the discipline subjects has an accompanying Practice and Portfolio subject. These subjects introduce the concept of learning through practice, and will expose you to authentic and engaging learning experiences designed to develop your understanding of work and the workplace.
Students that apply for this course will be enrolled in the following first year discipline subjects:
For more detailed information, please visit the Course and Unit Handbook.
By completing the Associate Degree in Applied Science (Z2J) you may receive some credit towards a bachelor degree at the University of Tasmania. The amount of credit received will be subject to the University’s discretion.
Please see the Articulation/ Credit webpage for more information.
As a domestic student, you are eligible to receive a Commonwealth supported place at University and thus your course costs can be fully deferred (no payment required up front). See this website for details.
The first four units you study as part of the Associate Degree in Applied Science will receive a 100% HECS (Higher Education Contribution Scheme) scholarship. This means the entire cost of the first four units of your degree is covered by a scholarship. Your next four units will receive a 50% HECS scholarship.
Overall, this means you will receive a 75% HECS scholarship (the equivalent of a tuition fee waiver) for the first year of your degree.
*** Note this offer is only available for domestic students commencing study in 2020. Please contact our team for further information 1800 788 244 or email@example.com
If you would like one-on-one assistance with your University College application, please phone 1800 788 244 during business hours.
We also have more information on our Need help applying page.
Yes. Bachelor degrees traditionally have a duration of three or more years, while an Associate Degree can take as little as two years when studied full time.
Our University College Associate Degrees have been uniquely designed to place equal emphasis on theory and practice. This is done by offering both discipline specific subjects and hands-on learning subjects (Practice and Portfolio) throughout your Associate Degree. By doing so, you graduate job ready with a firm understanding of how to apply the theory you have learnt.
Rather than studying during traditional university semester teaching periods, our Associate Degrees are studied over 40 weeks per year (10 weeks per term), aligning with the Tasmanian school terms.
The new Associate Degrees are a formal qualification in their own right, offering pathways to new career opportunities or upskilling in a current career. These Associate Degrees also offer formal articulation pathways into specified bachelor degrees should you wish to continue studying.
Our Associate Degrees are likely to appeal to a wide range of people, including:
Our Associate Degrees are offered via a combination of face-to-face (workshops, tutorials etc.) and online study. The online component of our Associate Degrees are offered on each of the University of Tasmania campuses at Newnham, Sandy Bay and Cradle Coast.
Not in the first year, as our assessments are built into the course content throughout the term. If you choose to undertake the articulation into a bachelor pathway in year 2 of you Associate Degree, you may be required to sit some exams, dependant on the units you are studying. Students who do not undertake this pathway will not sit exams.
If you successfully complete the first year of your Associate Degree and decide you no longer wish to study, you can graduate out of the course with a Diploma qualification.
Throughout your Associate Degree you will be exposed to a range of hands-on learning experiences such as live case studies, real-world business examples, industry speakers, job-focused programs, industry workshops, projects and internships.
By successfully completing one of our Associate Degree courses, you may be eligible to receive credit towards a relevant Bachelor degree offered by the University of Tasmania. Some of our Associate Degrees have specific credit pathways into a Bachelor degree, where you can receive up to 2 years full credit towards a specified Bachelor degree. For those Associate Degrees that do not have a specified credit pathway, or if you are wanting to receive credit into a different Bachelor degree than the one specified, you may receive some credit, subject to the College’s discretion.
"I was apprehensive at first about studying at the University College as I was unsure what to expect and how I would go with an online course after being out of study mode for a number of years.
But the course introduces you to lots of people already in your chosen industry and gives you a great chance to build connections and set up work experience that could lead to employment as it has done for me."