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Marine careers guidance

marine careers courses

The 3-day course gives you, as a learner in Grade 9 to 12, an opportunity to:

  • Learn about marine conservation career opportunities
  • Engage with experts at uShaka Sea World, including those responsible for animal wellbeing, water quality and water supply, marine scientists, and their teams
  • Gain ‘Behind-the Scenes’ insight into the running of uShaka Sea World

If you’re considering a career in marine conservation and are happy to commit to three consecutive days from 8.00am to 4.00pm, we’d love to hear from you!

The cost to attend a course is R234, and course dates are during the holidays:

25-27th March             18-20th June             1st -3rd July                25-27th September

If you want to apply to attend, you’ll need to:

  • obtain your parent’s / guardian’s consent
  • ask them to email us at requesting a link to the booking form.

NB: Participant numbers are limited to 20 learners on each course so booking early is essential.

Once we receive the completed form, parents / guardians will be invoiced.

Your place on the course will be confirmed once we have your payment.

We look forward to showing you a whole new way of understanding the marine conservation career field!

For more information on a variety of marine careers download our brochure below.

For more information please email

uShaka Sea World Education runs two programmes for learners in Grades 8 and 9 to expose them to a range of potential marine careers and the formal qualifications that are required.

Marine Careers Workshop

The Marine Careers workshop is a 3-hour programme held on a Saturday morning. This programme includes a talk on the formal qualifications required in the marine field as well as a back-of-house walkabout focused on highlighting some of the marine professions mentioned during the talk. Space is limited to 60 learners per programme.

Details of next Marine Careers Workshop coming soon

For more information on a variety of marine careers download our brochure below.

For more information please email

Marine Careers Course

Our Marine Careers Course is a programme in which a limited number of learners get to interact with scientists, aquarists and animal behaviourists over a 2-day period during the school holidays. This programme requires an application and motivation to attend, and only 60 learners will be selected for the year. Applications and motivations open in November of the year prior to the programme. Learners will be notified regarding their application in the March of the programme year.

Details of next Marine Careers Course coming soon 


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