celebrating 35 years as the Seafood and Maritime Industry’s preferred training provider

seafood & maritime training

about us

learn more about our award-winning, not-for-profit training service

this is our story

We were first established in 1986 by the Tasmanian seafood industry as the ‘Fishing Industry Training Board of Tasmania’ and later became ‘Seafood Training Tasmania’ trading as ‘Seafood and Maritime Training’.

However, in 2018 we rebranded as SMT to better reflect a broader customer base and the scope of training operations.

Over this time, we have created a practical learning environment with a specific mix of hands-on learning and classroom education, that is delivered in small class sizes.

We pride ourselves on offering organisations and individual students, exceptional guidance throughout their complete training experience. This includes all of the documentation and follow-up necessary to ensure that qualifications remain current and in keeping with changing legal requirements.

we are a not-for-profit organisation

As a not-for-profit, our primary objective is to continue to provide a dedicated education function to the seafood and maritime sector. We are also focused on ensuring our courses remain to a high-quality standard that is relevant and suited to changing industry needs.

It is because of our close working relationship with this large variety of seafood and maritime sector organisations that SMT has become Australia’s preferred maritime and seafood industry training provider.

these are our trainers

We are a diverse team of over 20 industry specialists with a variety of experiences, who are passionate about training a skilled workforce for the Australian maritime and aquaculture sector.

Joel Blomhoff
Nadia Bush
Peter Cheesman
Andrew Duke
Ellen Duke
Rob Evans
Gordon Goudie
Mick Hortle
Christine Huynh
Kerily Jamieson
Dave Kinder
Carryn Manicom
David Mayhew
Adrian Patch
David Peberdy
Kevin Richards
Stephen Shaw
Strong Scott
Ben Tucker
Fred Van Tuil
Stephen Williams
Brett Wood
Joel Blomhoff
Nadia Bush
Peter Cheesman
Andrew Duke
Ellen Duke
Rob Evans
Gordon Goudie
Mick Hortle
Christine Huynh
Kerily Jamieson
Dave Kinder
Carryn Manicom
David Mayhew
Adrian Patch
David Peberdy
Kevin Richards
Stephen Shaw
Strong Scott
Ben Tucker
Fred Van Tuil
Stephen Williams
Brett Wood

meet our team

Meet the dedicated team who deliver our training programs.

Alex Baxter

Course Administrator

Maddy Castle

Course Administrator

Genia Caulfield

Course Administrator

Michelle Dolbey

Office & Accounts Manager

Elli Frediani

Traineeship & Compliance

Shane Gillie

Training Manager

Chadd Mumme

Training Officer

Kayla Noel

Course Administrator

what makes smt different?

We are a registered, non-profit training organisation who represents a variety of industry stakeholders which ensures our courses evolve and develop in response to industry needs and trends.

This also means that our profits are returned to the industry we serve and they remain in the state of Tasmania.

this is our board

Our board of directors includes representatives from across the seafood and maritime industries, providing a diversity of leadership and a direct connection to industry thinking and trends.

board officers

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Ian Miles

Chair

Head of Workplace Risk (WHS) at Tassal Group

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Heidi Mumme

Deputy Chair

Tasmanian and Victorian Research Advisory Committee Chair at FRDC

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Matthew Whittle

Board Member

Group Manager Sustainability at Huon Aquaculture

James Garde
James Garde

CEO / Public Officer

Seafood & Maritime Training

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John Purser

Treasurer

Assoc Professor at University of Tasmania

board members

Peter Stegmann

Rock Lobster Industry

Ben Cameron

Oyster Industry

Claire Cunningham

AMSA

Michael Roche

Navigators

Justin Hill

Paige Seager

Danny Mundey

AWU

Rory Byrne

Tasmanian Abalone Council Ltd

Shane Fava

CSIRO

Scott Parkinson

Ornatas Pty Ltd

Sam Ibbott

Marine Solutions

we are an award-winning team

We are very proud to have received a number of seafood and training awards over the years and we continue striving to provide the industry bests training and education services.

Winner 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 – Tasmanian Seafood Industry Development Awards

Winner 2011 – Australian Seafood Industry People Development Award

Winner 2011 – Tasmanian Training Award Industry Collaboration

Finalist 2011 – Australian Training Award Industry Collaboration

Winner 2014 – Australian Training Award -Small Training Provider of The Year

learn more about our award-winning training courses