There is an ongoing shortage of divers in this sector.
Both South Australia and Tasmania have very large aquaculture industry sectors that have an ongoing need for recruitment. This sector can be very useful to the newly qualified diver as employment is almost guaranteed with reasonable pay rates. ($50,000-$60,000 AUD).
Such employment opportunities are the ideal way for the newly qualified diver, in the short to medium term, to enhance their finances and gain some dive time in the period immediately following their course of training.
Aquaculture sectors that employ significant numbers of divers usually fall into the following industry categories..........In South Australia, Tuna and abalone farming with salmon farming being a very significant industry in Tasmania. These industries are always recruiting new divers and, most importantly are always willing to give newly qualified working divers their first employment opportunity.
Divers engaged in the aquaculture sector very quickly build up significant diving experience and a unique set of diving skills.....these industries are renowned for producing working divers that quickly become very proficient and skilled working in an environment that places significant demands and challenges on the individual divers skills and knowledge.
Remember, employment in the aquaculture field is frequently on full time basis and this can be an important consideration when you are leaving the training environment and looking for that all important first employment opportunity.