Fred van Tuil Trainer Profile

      General Introduction   Fred has been working with SMT since around 2004 as a Maritime Trainer. Fred has always loved sailing since he was a kid which led him into a career in the Fishing Industry. Fred also runs the business Boat Biz Tas offering training and recreational licences.   How did […]

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Traineeship Update

Traineeship numbers over the past few months have increased significantly with the majority being taken up by the salmon industry. Further increases are predicted over the coming year as the industry continues to go from strength to strength. SMT have endeavoured to put on more courses where demand dictates, however if you’re finding it difficult […]

M35 Course

SMT commenced its first Master < 35m NC (M4) course on the 3rd September 2018 with 13 students. This was an excellent turn out for this ticket and a real indication that the industry is investing more in bigger vessels! This course runs in blocks for 8 weeks giving students time to study between each […]


Staff Movements

Welcome to the following new trainers: David Peberdy who will be training Engineering, Sea Survival and First Aid Welcome back to Gordon Goudie who will be a timely addition to the team delivering from Coxswain to Master <35m and Marine Driving qualifications.   Many of you will know Genia Caulfield from her many days at […]

2018 Women on Water Scholarships Winners

SMT received over 20 applications which were shortlisted to 5 successful applicants for the 2018 Women on Water Scholarships. Congratulations to: • Helene Casey • Jaimie Noye • Jessica Kube • Samantha Stevenson • Megan Stredwick    Megan Stredwick                    Jaimie Noye This exciting scholarship opportunity provides […]

SMT Getting Women on the Water

Tasmania’s industry preferred provider of aquaculture training, Seafood and Maritime Training (SMT) is doing its part to encourage more local women to ‘get a foot in the door’ of the booming aquaculture and maritime industries in Tasmania. Last month, SMT advertised for applicants to apply for its inaugural ‘Women on the Water’ scholarship, and has […]