Seafood & Maritime Training

Registered training organisation providing quality seafood and maritime training.


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We are the biggest provider of maritime training courses in Tasmania and the industries leading training provider. See the courses we run at Seafood & Maritime Training.

To view upcoming dates or to find out more about the course you're interested in, click the featured link.

Course Finder

We are the biggest provider of maritime training courses in Tasmania and the industries leading training provider. See the courses we run at Seafood Training Tasmania.

To view upcoming dates or to find out more about the course you're interested in, click the featured link.

Coxswain Deck

Maritime and Aquaculture Senior Training Role

This is a rare opportunity to join one of Australia's leading Maritime and Seafood Training providers


Master up to 24m NC qualification or equivalent
Marine science qualification (vocational or tertiary)
Sound experience in commercial marine farming


Training/teaching experience

Marine Engine Driver qualification 

Ability to:

Lead small groups
Manage multiple tasks
Deliver training


Full time position with generous salary packaging benefits

If you are interested and meet the criteria then please send a brief CV with cover letter to and we will contact you

Applications close Thursday 23rd August 2018

Why Study in Tasmania?

We do things a little differently down south…

Tasmania is modern, vibrant, welcoming, and home to the largest aquaculture industry in Australia.

Our small state is surrounded by some of the cleanest waters in the world, giving us our well-deserved reputation for quality and excellence in seafood, shellfish, maritime and Antarctic research, and tourism.

Our unique relationship with such a large number of world-renowned seafood and maritime businesses has led to Seafood and Maritime Training becoming the industry preferred training provider, offering a service and breadth of experience that is unparalleled throughout Australia.

We pride ourselves on offering our students exceptional assistance throughout the course of their training and are the only provider to offer a one-stop-shop service, supporting our students from their first enquiry until they receive their license. It’s just the way we do things down here!

Travelling to Tasmania takes only 50 minutes by plane from Melbourne and 1.5 hours from Sydney. There are 4 airline carriers flying to Tasmania with more than 10 flights each day, and accommodation and transport costs are usually lower than those in other major Australian cities.

So why not give yourself industry advantage? All you have to do is think a little differently!

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Seafood & Maritime Training has done an outstanding job over many years in training our young, and not so young, seafarers to be accomplished seamen and women to work in our wild catch fisheries and aquaculture industry. The training they have received has been second to none and has established them on a career in the seafood industry. SMT and their dedicated staff and trainers have been very adaptive in tailoring courses to suit the needs of the Tasmanian industry and the conditions encountered around the state.
Stuart Richey AM
Managing Director, Richey Fishing Co
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Tassal is the largest Salmon producer and Aquaculture Company in Australia employing over 720 employees. We view our partnership with Seafood & Maritime Training as critical to the ongoing success of our organisation in delivering skilled & competent people to our industry. The Team at SMT are to be applauded for their ongoing commitment to training excellence within the industry.
Kaylene Little
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Seafood and Maritime Training is the Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council’s RTO of choice. They have a close, personal and trusting relationship with our industry. They understand our training needs and demands. They deliver the required training in a flexible manner, which suits their customer needs. SMT Trainers and Staff are true professionals of the training world.
Julian Harrington
Chief Executive - Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council
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I highly recommend Seafood & Maritime training for all types of training and courses, They have a wide range of knowledgeable trainers and staff with many years of experience all around the world. I completed my first course with SMT over 8 years ago and since then have completed many more. A great place to study!
Alan Lonsdale
Operations Co-Ordinator - Tassal Group Limited
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I've worked for Huon for 10 years and in those years I've done training at Seafood & Maritime Training. A few courses include Coxswains, Elements of Shipboard Safety, First Aid, MED3 and Master 5 to name a few. I found the training really professional and helpful to build my career at Huon Agriculture.
Boz Shield
Wheelboat Manager - huon Aquaculture
The right training, at the right time, and in the right location

Established in 1986 by the Tasmanian seafood industry, SMT aims to meet the seafood and maritime industries’ needs by delivering the right training, at the right time, and in the right location. We have small class sizes led by trainers who still work in the industry, and we will support you from your first enquiry until you receive your licence.

We are the largest provider of Vocational Education Training (VET) to the Tasmanian seafood and maritime industries and over 90% of our students successfully complete their chosen qualification.


Available Courses

Coxswain Deck
Coxswain Engineering (Diesel)
Coxswain Navigation
Deck Machinery & Lifting Appliances
Elements of Shipboard Safety
First Aid
Long Range Operators Certificate of Proficiency (Marine Radio)
Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 NC
Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 NC
Master <24m NC (M5)
Master <35m NC (M4)
Wader Safety

Seafood & Maritime Training also offers: dogging, vehicle loading crane, non-slew crane and other high risk licence courses upon request. As well as Certificates III, IV and Diploma in Aquaculture for clients already employed in the industry. Please contact us for more details.

Women on the Water

Scholarships available for women looking to enter into a career on the water

Applications have now closed, successful applicants will be contacted shortly.

Need some more info?

Get in touch with the team.