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"Te Kura Mahi Whakatau Ika o Timaru"

In association with Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) NZQA Registered

About Us

Timaru Fishing School is an innovative private training provider which is ideally situated in the heart of PrimePort Timaru, just meters away from seafood vessel wharves, processing factories and coolstores.

The port area is only minutes away in walking distance from the Timaru City business area and surrounding residential accommodation.

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Courses & Qualifications

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Timaru Fishing School’s primary purpose is to introduce the broad concepts of seafood processing and deck hand skills to trainees, prior to them entering the work force.

The training programmes offered at the Timaru Fishing School’s modern and purpose built facilities is for employment on modern, large, deep-sea trawlers, smaller inshore trawlers, on land based processing factories and seafood retail outlets.

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Career Pathways

The Timaru Fishing School is proud of its students and being able to be part of their successful careers.

All of our students join us with different skills & backgrounds. Through training and support of the entire school, each student is equipped with new skills and opportunities for a successful career in the fishing industry.

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