The field training for nursery development specialty course is a 4-day intensive training program. The student will be taken on-site orientation and working safety in the nursery building.
On the second day, the students will be doing 2 dives. In the first dive, they will learn about recognizing and identifying potential nursery sites. They will also explore and identify suitable substrate collection sites for nursery building. In the second dive, they will begin nursery development. In between dives they will be involved in team planning and task distribution. Skills involving moving substrates like the deployment and control of lifting devices is demonstrated during this dive.
On the third day, they will be involved in nursery monitoring and management. The students will be involved in actual nursery monitoring and management work at an already established coral nursery. 2 dives are scheduled for the third day. The first dive will be quarantine work and nursery inspection. The second dive will be data collecting and reporting.
On the last day, the student will do their fifth dive and final dive of the course. During this dive, they will choose to build a nursery or conduct nursery maintenance work.