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Marine Studies Years 9-10

Marine Studies & Aquaculture Technology Years 9 - 10

Course Description:

Marine and Aquaculture Technology in Years 9–10 is designed for students of all abilities and will cater for a range of academic, vocational and recreational interests. Students will undertake a range of first-hand experiences related to the local contexts of the area including the beach, ocean, intertidal zone, lakes, estuaries, and aquaponics.

Marine Studies provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Develop awareness of marine ecosystem diversity
  • Gain knowledge to assist with marine related occupations
  • Experience marine recreational activities including pool and ocean swimming, fishing, surfing and snorkelling
  • Develop a sense of responsibility, respect and the need for wise management of marine resources
  • Measure the fundamental parameters which affect life in the marine environment
  • Develop skills in using tools to construct marine environments
  • Undertake personal interest projects to learn about, design and construct sustainable aquaponics systems
  • Breed marine creatures for different purposes including sale and food
  • Learn about marine first aid and complete a registered first aid course
  • Complete the Surf Survival Certificate qualification
  • Develop and master survival swimming and snorkelling skills

Particular course requirements:

Students who select this subject must:

  • Be motivated and eager to participate in hands on activities
  • Be organised and prepared to engage in water based activities on a frequent basis
  • Be willing to conduct independent and group research on areas of interest


$30.00 each year.

However, students need to purchase their own snorkelling equipment ($70-$100).