learn more about our award-winning, not-for-profit training service
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.
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.
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.
Meet the dedicated team who deliver our training programs.
Office & Accounts Manager
Quality and Compliance Officer
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.
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.
Rock Lobster Industry
Tasmanian Abalone Council Ltd
Ornatas Pty Ltd
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