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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
VTAC 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.
Certificate IV in Agriculture AHC40116
Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Yan Yean
Free Tafe VTAC Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Yan Yean
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Agriculture AHC40116 will build your leadership potential for a career on the land.
Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Viticulture and Winemaking
Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time, Part Time - Epping
VTAC Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time, Part Time - Epping
Our Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology majoring in Viticulture and Winemaking will give you a leading edge in the competitive Australian wine industry.
Certificate III in Agriculture AHC30116
Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Yan Yean
Free Tafe Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Yan Yean
Our Certificate III in Agriculture AHC30116 can get you started in a rewarding career that can take you all over the country.
Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management AHC51120
Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Epping
VTAC Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Epping
Would you like to turn your commitment to the environment into a successful career? With our Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management AHC51120 you can help manage Australia’s natural resources in the long term. With the extensive field experience, knowledge and practical skills gained through this course, you will be trained to identify and respond proactively to the challenges of biodiversity loss, global warming and environmental damage.