MCAST Foundation Certificate Or 2 SEC/O-Level passes
Preferred: Biology and English Language
This one-year full time course introduces students to the basics of fish husbandry. It provides the knowledge and skills required by the student for eventual entry into related work places such as the fish farming and the aquatics industry.
Being the only course in Malta solely dedicated to fish husbandry, this programme offers you an excellent opportunity to find employment in this industry, which is an important economic sector in the Maltese Islands.
You will develop the knowledge and practical skills needed, provided you attend all practical sessions which will be vital to back up the theoretical knowledge gained during lectures.
Ongoing assessment is an integral part of the course. Assessment will include practical and theoretical work and students are expected to carry out a vocational project which is to be negotiated with lecturing staff.
Programme Learning Outcomes
× Undertake practical tasks related to fish husbandry and the caring of aquaria × Understand the principles of fish biology and health × Understand and monitor fish production units × Understand aquatic ecology and assess the status of aquatic environments.
Core Study Units
• Undertake Work Related Experience in the Land-Based Industry • Environmental and Land-Based Business • Introduction to Fish Health • Introduction to Fish Biology • Introduction to Aquatic Ecology • Introduction to Fish Farming • Introduction to Caring for Ornamental Aquatics
Fish Farm Assistant
Assistant aquarium technician
Aquarium centre retailer