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Andrew Christie

portrait of Andrew Christie

Andrew is a lecturer in the Bachelor of Agriculture & Technology degree at Melbourne Polytechnic. He has a marine biology and ecology background, and is President of Marine Care Point Cooke, a group concerned with the conservation of Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary in Melbourne’s west. 

Andrew’s ongoing involvement with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Aquaculture Training and Applied Research Centre has meant that he has a wealth of experience and a treasure trove of materials that make for stimulating learning materials. A keen underwater photographer, Andrew is constantly on the lookout for opportunities to capture stills and video footage of various natural phenomena and takes pride in being able to bring this into the classroom. 

Andrew has been working at Melbourne Polytechnic since 2001 in the Aquaculture Training and Applied Research Centre. Being able to teach theory is one thing, but Andrew believes that when it comes to skills development, there is absolutely no substitute for practical, hands-on training. Being able to discuss and relate an experience to students and then show them and engage them with Melbourne Polytechnic’s training facilities makes for fascinating and stimulating experiences. Andrew knows that aquaculture is a growth industry with numerous job opportunities, and to be able to see students graduate and then land fantastic jobs in the industry is something that he is keen to continue well into the future. Being able to maintain relationships with students long after they have left Melbourne Polytechnic is a highlight of a teaching career spanning almost two decades.  

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science (Aquatic Science) with Honours from Deakin University and is currently undertaking a Master of Science in Ecotoxicology from RMIT University. He has developed and maintained extensive industry and community engagement links, and as a result takes considerable pride in ensuring that his teaching is current and relevant. 

Agriculture Courses at MP

Diploma of Agriculture AHC50116
Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Epping
Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Epping
With our Diploma of Agriculture AHC50116 you will be at the forefront of specialist knowledge and skills that are in demand right across Australia. With increased concern about the welfare and husbandry of livestock, soil health, and sustainable farming and climate risk management, Agriculture is a dynamic industry that will provide a rewarding career.
Undergraduate Certificate in Agriculture
Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Epping
Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Epping
The Undergraduate Certificate in Agriculture is a 6-month program developed to get you career-ready for the agriculture industry.
Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Sports Turf Science and Management
Agriculture and Conservation, Horticulture - Full Time, Part Time - Epping, Fairfield
Agriculture and Conservation, Horticulture - Full Time, Part Time - Epping, Fairfield
Melbourne Polytechnic's unique Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology (Sports Turf Science and Management) is the only higher education offering in this field in Australia, backed by the ASTMA.
Certificate IV in Agriculture AHC40116
Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Northern Lodge at Eden Park
Free Tafe VTAC Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Northern Lodge at Eden Park
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Agriculture AHC40116 will build your leadership potential for a career on the land.
Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Agronomy
Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time, Part Time - Epping
VTAC Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time, Part Time - Epping
Agronomy is the study of management in crops and pastures with a focus on sustainability and agricultural production. The world’s agriculture industry faces many challenges in the future with climate change, a growing world population, new technologies and changing resource conditions.