July 22, 2020


With such a wide variety of potential careers, fishing qualifications are equally diverse, ranging from entry level in-house training courses to post-doctoral studies. Education and training opportunities have also evolved over many years in tandem with industrial development. As a result there are numerous options for anybody setting off on a fishing career path, whether on a deep-sea trawler or behind a desk at corporate headquarters.

The fishing industry norm minimum education level is grade 9, preferably with competence in maths and science. In this regard entry-level minimum education is slightly lower than other seafaring careers, such as commercial shipping.

Institutions offering certificates, diplomas and degrees:




 Diploma in Marine Science

Cape Peninsula University ofTechnology

 National Diploma

 Advanced Diploma in Marine Science

Cape Peninsula University ofTechnology

 Advanced  Diploma

This information is provided as a reference only. SAIMI does not guarantee the accuracy nor the accreditation credentials of the institutions. It is still the learners responsibility to engage directly with the relevant institution to obtain the required information.

SAIMI will update this information as and when it becomes aware of any changes. Institutions and Training providers are welcome to send updates to us for inclusion on our website, subject to verification thereof.