Marine Studies & Aquaculture Technology Years 9 - 10
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).