Get up close and personal with Nemo - and see research in action!

03 February 2016

Ever wondered what goes on in that big building at Separation Point in Geraldton?

All will be revealed on Friday, with the chance to see inside Durack Institute of Technology’s world-class Batavia Coast Maritime Institute – for free - when the doors open for prospective students to take a tour.

Explore the BCMI campus and enjoy the opportunity to talk with its enthusiastic and experienced staff about current research projects and opportunities to get involved.

From 10am to noon on Friday 5 February, lecturers will give a series of talks on their wide range of projects, followed by an interactive tour, and finishing off with a barbecue of freshly filleted fish grown at the facility! How good is that?

Lecturers will be on hand to explore study options that would enable students to be part of the following exciting research projects:

  • Protecting flora and habitats at the amazing Abrolhos Islands;
  • Monitoring invasive fish and turtle species in Mid West rivers;
  • Cutting edge research into cracking the life cycle of difficult to breed marine ornamental fish for the aquarium market – including Nemo;
  • and discussion on opportunities with re-stocking marine finfish.

For information and to register your interest in attending this FREE event call 9956 6175 or email

The full program can be found at our event facebook page

FT - Full time

PT - Part time

FLX - Flexible

RPL - Recognition of prior learning

ONL - Online

OPL - Open learning

PRE - Preapprenticeship

APP - Apprenticeship

TRN - Traineeship

WPA - Workplace assessment