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Four-Day Aquaponics Master Classes

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Join world-renowned aquaponics expert Murray Hallam for his flagship training course. It covers everything from the basics right up to commercial operations. Held at North Maclean, Queensland, Australia. . . . read more

Selected Size/Selection: 2) 2023 - May 22-25

2) 2023 - May 22-25
One Person
$1290.00 (AUD)
2) 2023 - May 22-25
Two People
$2280.00 (AUD)



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Held at North Maclean, QLD, about an hour southwest of the Brisbane CBD.

2023 - Feb 27 to March 3

2023 - May 22-25

2023 - July 24-27

2023 - October 23-26

If you’re serious about aquaponics - whether domestic or commercial - this course will set you up for success.  Hundreds of students, from Australia and overseas, have been informed and inspired by this on-site four-day course.

The training comprises practical greenhouse sessions and course lectures each day.  

So, who is Murray Hallam, anyway?  Why should you come to his course?

Murray is probably the most well-known face in the worldwide aquaponics movement. He discovered aquaponics in early 2006, and immediately put his fibreglass boat-building skills to work to build and sell aquaponics systems and equipment through Practical Aquaponics in North Maclean, Queensland, Australia.  After doing it himself for a while, he started teaching others.

To help spread the word about aquaponics, Murray produced three excellent, foundational films: Aquaponics Made Easy, Aquaponics Secrets, and DIY Aquaponics.  Since 2016, he has also run a highly successful online course, reaching thousands of students in over 190 countries around the world.  You can also find Murray's entertaining and educational short videos on YouTube by searching for “Murray Hallam’s Practical Aquaponics”.

Murray has a trade and business background and, together with tertiary education, has developed broad Aquaponics knowledge and skills. His Aquaponics kits are distributed right around Australia and have also been exported overseas to New Zealand, Hong Kong, the United States, New Caledonia, PNG and Malawi, to name a few.

Feedback from Murray’s large client base has provided valuable development data for his knowledge in Aquaponics, as has his ongoing practice and experimentation in aquaponics.

Murray Hallam has conducted many on-site training classes in Aquaponics over the last 10 years. In Australia, these have been held in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.  Overseas, Murray has conducted Aquaponics seminars in the USA (California, Colorado, Texas, Florida), Puerto Rico, Morocco, India, and South Africa.

He is an experienced teacher.  As well as his own aquaponics courses, he also taught for a number of years at Ipswich and Bundamba TAFE colleges (college of Technical And Further Education). Murray also holds an Australian Nationally-Recognised Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment (TEA40110).

He has been a keynote speaker at the World Aquaponics Association Conference in the USA (Florida and Colorado), and regularly provides consulting services to commercial farm projects in Australia, the USA, Asia and the Middle East.

Basically, he knows what he's talking about in aquaponics and how to successfully train students!  You can trust what he tells you, and feel confident that you would gain a great deal of knowledge from doing this course.

This course starts right at the basics of aquaponics, so no prior knowledge is required.  From there, it goes all the way up to commercial-scale operations.  Something for everyone!

The course is held at Murray's property at North Maclean, Queensland, Australia (post code 4280).

Course Outline / Summary:

Day 1

  • Introductions, Course Overview, Greenhouse Tour.
  • Planning the Farm - Finance, Materials, Infrastructure.
  • How does it work? Nitrogen cycle, pH, O2, Disease & Nutrients; Filtration types & choices.
  • Crop Choice - Plants & Fish.
  • Marketing Your Product/Business; Variation to Pricing and Value-Adding; Branding.
  • Introduction to Legals Matters - Local & State

Day 2

  • Farm style - FloMedia, DWC, NFT, MBB; Design, iAVS, Construct, Erect; Construction Methods & Choices.
  • Greenhouse Considerations; Covered Growing.
  • Grow Media Choices. iAVS
  • Insect Control, IPM, Disease Control in Plants & Fish.
  • Microbiology & Water Chemistry; Q & A session.

Day 3

  • Nutrient Availability.
  • Plumbing, Pumps, Solar, Backup.
  • Legals (2), Marketing (2), - Internet, Sundry Marketing, Farm gate sales, plus others 
  • iAVS - history and design intention, system design, power consumption, filtration, fish-health issues, hybrid situations, new names, plus others.

Day 4

  • Construct, Assemble & Erect (2).
  • Greenhouse Technology - Heating & Cooling.
  • FloMedia Technology.
  • Additions and Variations.
  • Biosecurity.
  • Final Q&A session.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of course content. Hand-out notes and other material will be made available during the course. We reserve the right to change, add to or alter any aspect of the training as the need arises.

Set yourself up for aquaponics success by investing four days with a world-wide expert! 

Terms and Conditions and Disclaimer - Cancellation policy: Requests for cancellation of registration must be received in writing. Cancellations received earlier than 30 days before the event date will be subject to a cancellation fee of 15%, which will be deducted from the refund. No refund will be made for cancellation requests received within 30 days of the published date of the event for which the student has enrolled. However, fees already paid can be rolled over to a subsequent course, if the student wishes to postpone their attendance rather than cancel.  If the event needs to be cancelled because of an unforeseen cause beyond the organizers control (such as Acts of God, fire, strikes, and natural disasters, etc.) you will be refunded your registration fee less 15% to cover incurred organizational costs. Every attempt is made to ensure all information provided is accurate and that the student has attained the competencies delivered in the training course. The student is responsible for maintaining their acquired knowledge and skills, and apply the acquired knowledge and skills in a way which is appropriate to their particular situation. The student agrees unequivocally that Practical Aquaponics is hereby released from any liability, action and claims of whatsoever nature in connection with, or arising from, information, instruction or advice, obtained from Practical Aquaponics training course that may or may not have been applied to the students' particular situation or project. Courses, material and information is for the express use of the attending student. Course notes and materials are not to be sold, loaned, copied, published in any way, whether electronically, printed, handwritten, audibly or by any other delivery or publishing method, or used in any way beyond the personal use of the individual student who has attended the Practical Aquaponics training course, unless permission is sought and granted in writing from Practical Aquaponics. Payment of fees, dues by way of monetary means or by any other means so as to constitute consideration to attend the training will constitute full agreement and acknowledgement of these terms and conditions and disclaimer. Practical Aquaponics.

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Murray Hallam is probably the best-known face in the world-wide Aquaponics movement. Murray is by nature an innovator and in his Research & Development facility has perfected many new methodologies for commercial farm Aquaponic systems.


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