Aquaponics Courses

Two options - AQUAPONICS DESIGN COURSE (online) // 4-DAY AQUAPONICS INTENSIVE (MasterClass) (on site) // Scroll down for more information.
Aquaponics Courses

Aquaponics Master Class (4 Day)

The Aquaponics Master Class is a combination of face-to-face lessons and hands-on training in the greenhouse, held over 4 days. This Aquaponics Master Class is suitable for those who want to see-and-touch actual Aquaponics. I am finding a good number of my students are completing both courses.

Held at Murray’s Queensland property. This is Face To Face Learning Experience.

  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Duration: Four days

Aquaponics Design Course (Online)

The eight week Aquaponics Design Course course is completely online. If you have the internet, you can study Aquaponics. You can do it anywhere in the world and we will help you make your home, school or commercial aquaponics dream a reality.

This training follows on from our many successful training events in San Jose California, Pescadero California, Oceanside California, Denver Colorado, Saint Helens Oregon, Orlando Florida, Houston Texas, San Juan Puerto Rico USA, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Alice Springs in Australia. Also in Pecs Hungary, Melides Portugal, Morocco, Cape Town South Africa, Bangalore India, and Taiwan.


Below are the similarities between the Aquaponics Master Class (4 Day) and the Aquaponics Design Course (Online):

Both 4 Day and Online Courses
Go from the basics of aquaponics up to more-advanced level knowledge.
Do not require any previous aquaponics knowledge.
Teach you how to design, set-up and successfully run a system.
Include instruction on the business side of aquaponics, for those interested in going commercial.
Focus on giving students the knowledge they need to get started and continue successfully in aquaponics, whether they want just a small, home system or big commercial farm.


Below are the differences between the Aquaponics Master Class (4 Day) and the Aquaponics Design Course (Online):

Aquaponics Master Class (4 Day)
In-person, classroom teaching
Intensive four days
Have to attend when classes are on
All day, face-to-face contact with Murray
On-the-spot contact with other students – excellent networking opportunity
Hands-on learning in the greenhouse and workshop
Less investigation into certain topics, due to time limits
Participation certificate is given
Aquaponics Design Course (Online)
Completely online, instruction via videos & PDF
Spread out over 8 weeks - self-paced.
Can do the work in your own time
Email & weekly webinar contact with Murray
Online contact with fellow students
No hands-on instruction
More in-depth study of some topics. Case studies
The certification is given to students who submit a design for assessment, and pass

Fibreglass Tank Manufacturing Course

Learn how to make your own fibreglass fish tanks, grow beds, sumps and filter tanks, and how to waterproof a wooden bed by lining it with fibreglass.
What's in the course:
  • Working with resin
  • Repairing a fibreglass tank
  • Laying fibreglass over timber
  • Replicating a tank from a mould
  • Trade tips to help you along
The information in the course comes out of Murray Hallam's practical experience based on decades of professional fibreglassing, including boat building and aquaponic tank construction.
This is not a trade course.  It is intended for personal interest only.  It does not qualify you as a fibreglasser.
The course is included as a complimentary extra for students enrolled in the Aquaponics Design Course (ADC).  Former ADC students, from before we started this course, can get a 70% discount on the Fibreglassing Course by contacting ADC Support.
NOTE - if you have not done the ADC and you do the Fibreglassing Course, this does not entitle you to a discount on the ADC if you enroll at a later date.
  • I would like to say that at the time I signed up for the Aquaponics Design Course, I was a bit skeptical about how useful it would be to me. But after completing the 8 week course and completing my final design project, I can confidently say that this course was worth every penny. I only had a very basic knowledge of Aquaponics when I signed up for this course, and I learnt a ton of valuable new things right from the basics to more advanced concepts. The case studies of various commercial Aquaponics farms were also really valuable to me as an entrepreneur who is looking to start my own commercial venture very soon. Thanks for this amazing course Murray!!
    Dinesh R.
  • The class was very informative and provides the best foundation for starting and maintaining an aquaponics farm. It probably saved me thousands of dollars in preventing costly mistakes. It is very professional and at the same time Murray is very entertaining and makes you feel like you are learning something from your favorite uncle. It is money well spent.
    James M.
  • I've been researching aquaponics informally for around 4 years now, and I've never come across such clear and practical information. My dream of running an aquaponic business feels so much closer now! Thanks, Murray and team for this wonderful experience! So happy to be a part of this community.
    Pedro T.

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