What is WoW

Jump aboard and get ready to learn about the Tasmanian seafood industry. 

The Working on Water (WoW) program was created in 2008 to introduce students from Years 9 and 10 to a wide range of career opportunities available on, in and around the marine environment. The range of careers available in Tasmania is incredibly diverse, and includes positions in the seafood industry, marine sciences and tourism.

The aim of WOW is to students with an authentic experience, seeing and hearing how you can get into different jobs, and what is involved once you are working.

The program explores the seafood and marine resource industry in four sections: marine science and research, marine resource management, seafood industry, and training and transferable skills. Students will gain an understanding of how the different components of the marine sector operate, and find out where to look online for key information relating to careers in the industry.

Previous programs have seen students tour aquaculture farms, disscet fish,  visit the Australian Antartic Divison, engage with a wide variety of people working across the industry as well as meet other like minded students.



Open to Tasmanian students in grade 9 and 10.

Applications open ​on the 6th of July 2022 and close on the 26th of August 2022.

Choose either a cover letter OR a video to submit.  Please submit one entry per student. ​


​Tell us why you want a spot on the program!

Write a formal, one page cover letter, like you would if you were applying for a job.

Upload it below as a word or pdf file.

Address your letter to the Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council.


Tell us why you want a spot on the program! 

Make a short video to demonstrate why you want to join the WoW program.

Show us your interests and your passion.

Video should be no longer than 1 minute, and no larger than 300MB