Courses & Units

Aquaculture Principles and Processes ZAS120

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


In this unit, you will be introduced to key principles and processes of aquaculture. This includes examining processes that support all stages of the aquaculture production cycle, including husbandry, hatchery and grow-out, through to harvesting and preparation for distribution.  You will examine these processes with reference to principles, theory and management techniques applicable to aquaculture operations, including water quality requirements, stock handling, health and welfare of stock, biosecurity management of key aquaculture species and an introduction to aquaculture management software. You will develop your skills and knowledge in these areas through work-integrated learning. This includes undertaking a project that involves analysis of industry processes, and a work-integrated learning experience that will take place where possible, on site at a working aquaculture business.


Unit name Aquaculture Principles and Processes
Unit code ZAS120
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Science

Christopher Mabin

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 4 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 4 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 4 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 4 14/10/2019 18/11/2019 19/11/2019 20/12/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognise and explain key aquaculture principles and processes and their relationship to biological requirements of species
  2. Analyse aquaculture processes and techniques applicable to culture of selected species
  3. Apply key aquaculture techniques and work practices
  4. Identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques
  5. Identify and evaluate relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in the workplace
  6. Use reflective and deliberative thinking to generate plans for self-development
  7. Apply practice and discipline-based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 050701

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Teaching Pattern
  • Lectures online
  • Tutorials 1-2 hours per week
  • Labs/workshops/field trips: up to 6 days per term

AT 1: Process mapping and report (50%)

AT 2: Work placement or supervised activity (50%)

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