The Business of Fishkeeping and Aquascaping

Offered by School of Life Sciences & Chemical Technology

Short Course / 2 days / TGS-2021005389

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Certification
Course Fees

Course Information

This course will equip participants, even those with no prior experience, with the basic knowledge and skills to start such a business. In addition, it would provide a good insight into real business practices in this area, which would appeal to participants who are considering making direct financial investments.

This course is suitable for:

  • Individuals who aims to enhance standards and competencies of the pet retail shop owners or employees who are handling/dealing with aquarium retail ornamental fish.
  • Pet retail shop owners or employees who are handling/dealing with aquarium retail ornamental fish

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the insights on fish care and feeding
  • Select suitable aquatic plants for aquascaping
  • Perform maintenance of water quality system
  • Possess fundamentals of aquascaping techniques
  • Explore business fundamentals of aquascaping

Course 
Schedule

Course Date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Duration: 2 days
Time: 9am to 5pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: NP

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

Course outline
  • Introduction to types of Common Aquarium Fish Species
  • Fish Care and Feeding
  • Selection and Setup of Sustainable Aquarium Systems
  • Aquatic Plants for Aquascaping
  • Water Quality Management
  • Fundamental Aquascaping Techniques
  • Mini Competition on Aquascaping
  • Starting a Business in Aquascaping
  • Hands-on (setting up the aquarium)

Certification

This is a course with assessment. For courses with assessment, a Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement and pass all required assessment(s). A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement but did not pass all required assessment(s).


Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 1 Jun 2021 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Enhanced training support for SMEs
For enhanced training support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders
Please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

(Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.)

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fees$845.30
Singaporeans aged below 40, Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding$253.59
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy$95.59
Singaporeans, Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs$95.59
Others (and Repeat Students)$845.30