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Working on Water 2022
17 October 2022 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Working on Water, or WoW, is a ‘hands on’ 3-day career awareness program that introduces year nine and ten students to the diversity of occupations and professions that are to be found in, on or near water. They range from the many roles involved in the aquaculture industry, through marine engineering and construction, tourism, under water exploration, to marine policing, research, and policy and planning.
This program provides students with an authentic, ‘real world’ and out-of-classroom experience, seeing and hearing how you can get into different jobs, and what is involved once you are working. Students will have the opportunity to tour the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and CSIRO, gain insight into jobs in the marine rescue sector, visit aquaculture farms and hatcheries, oyster farming practices, touring seafood processing plants and engaging with local fishermen and divers.
There will also be tours of other marine sectors, such as marine police, tourism, and plenty more of those employed in the marine world. Additionally, there will be talks by IMAS staff which will give an insight into the diverse roles of scientists and how science feeds back into the management of Tasmanian seafood.