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Batavia Coast Maritime Institute

The Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (BCMI) campus is an award winning state of the art training, research and development facility located on the oceanfront of the picturesque Separation Point in Geraldton.

Opening in 2006 after ten years of planning and development, BCMI has positioned itself as a world class centre of excellence, specialising in the areas of aquaculture, marine and environmental science research and training.

Our wide range of partnerships and collaborations with industry allows the integration of industry, research and education throughout a broad range of fields, attracting students both locally and internationally. Students at BCMI have the unique advantage of learning and developing skills within a commercially operational environment, providing them with a realistic and hands-on training experience.

Advantages of studying with us include:

  • Strong focus on field based training including regular trips to the Abrolhos islands aboard the CRTAFE maintained vessel,  Master Class

  • Opportunity to gain experience working on a range of real world industry based projects and research

  • Small class sizes allowing for personalised tuition and a cohesive learning environment

  • Pathways to university

  • VET-in-schools opportunities and work placements

  • A range of industry relevant short courses.

The BCMI offers nationally recognised qualifications Certificate 1 up to Diploma level in aquaculture, laboratory science, conservation & land management, marine and environmental science, as well as maritime qualifications.

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Computer Lab

Our computer lab is fully equipped with workstations, a wide range of software and internet access to encourage students to undertake their studies in a welcoming and well equipped environment.

Student Common Room

Enjoy our friendly indoor and outdoor space where students can recharge and relax during study breaks. It is equipped with a microwave, fridge, and tea/coffee making facilities.

Marine Vessels

The BCMI maintains a fleet of vessels including a 20m commercial training vessel and numerous smaller boats that are used for fishing, maritime and aquaculture training. The 20m vessel, sails under the title of Master Class and is used for CRTAFE coordinated scuba diving courses, local charters and for travel to the amazing Abrolhos Islands, situated approximately 80 kms (43 NM) from Geraldton.

For more information or to make a booking call (08) 9956 6175

Maritime Simulator

The marine simulator is based within the BCMI campus and can provide hands on maritime training in ship steering using existing port maps, in conjunction with guidance by our industry experienced trainers.

Aquaculture Hatchery

The aquaculture hatchery is where it all begins for our fish. We boast state of the art equipment and an advanced filtration system. The programs focus on production of marine ornamentals, popular food fish and pearl oysters.

Marine Ornamentals Production

The BCMI facillity and its staff are recognised as lead researchers in the breeding and production of marine ornamental fish and we are the biggest supplier of cultured ‘Nemos’ or clown fish, Australia‐wide.

Accredited Environmental Testing Laboratory

A fully equipped, state‐of‐the‐art laboratory is well established and is widely used for commercial water and soil analysis.


The growth of the Conservation and Land Management industry has led to the addition of five plant shade houses, accredited by the Nursery & Garden Industry Association of Australia as best practise horticulture greenhouses and nursery facilities.


Free parking is available on campus and there are designated parking bays available for people with a disabilities.


133 Separation Point Close, Beachlands, WA 6530
Locked Bag 103, Geraldton WA 6531
1800 672 700 or (08) 9956 6175

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Page last updated December 16, 2019