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CERTIFICATE II IN AQUACULTURE

National ID: SFI20111 | State ID: W984

 

This qualification represents the base entry point into this sector of the seafood industry and provides people with a range of core and underpinning skills and knowledge relevant to work as a field hand in the aquaculture sector. 

The Certificate II in Aquaculture is typically only available for entry in Semester 1 each year.

The South Metropolitan TAFE WA Maritime Training Centre campus in Fremantle features extensive salt and freshwater aquaculture facilities, and experienced staff which offers plenty of relevant hands-on opportunities.  Our staff have involved students in the culture and applied research projects of many marine and freshwater organisms over the last two decades including species such as abalone, dhufish, yellowtail kingfish, marron and barramundi.

Aquaculture is considered a primary industry and is growing fast. This is the first step towards an exciting career in aquatic food production or the ornamental fish industry begins with this qualification.  Typical entry-level jobs for those holding Certificate II include:

  • Australian and overseas aquaculture farms
  • Hatcheries and nurseries   
  • Live post-harvest holding facilities, such as processing plants, wholesalers or transporters 
  • Pet shops, public aquaria, zoos or other facilities with aquatic animals 

This Qualification is also available as a Traineeship. To study as a Trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. Please see the Apprenticeships/Traineeships section for more information.

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School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II
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Individuals operating at this level undertake a sequence of routine tasks under direction caring for stock which may be at varying stages of development. Work may vary between enterprises, but duties may include:

  • Harvesting stock, carrying out post-harvest operations and preparing stock for transport 
  • Maintaining the quality of stock culture environment or holding facility, including water quality, temperature and flow 
  • Maintaining and constructing stock culture structures and other farm structures. 

Work may vary between enterprises. Job role titles may include:

  • Farm hand 
  • General hand 
  • Shop hand 
  • Feeder 
  • Pond worker 
  • Farm labourer 
  • Hatchery or nursery assistant.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

  • SFI30111 Certificate III in Aquaculture, State ID W986
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Where Maritime
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One semester

HowFull Time (On Campus)
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Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

View our 2018 Indicative Fees list.

These fees are indicative only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Other charges may apply.

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Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

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Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

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QS Feed Stock
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Feed stockSFIAQUA205CD9123
QS Food Safety
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply basic food handling and safety practicesSFICORE101CD9166
Fillet fish and prepare portionsSFIPROC105BD9256
Work with knivesSFIPROC106BD9257
QS Harvest/post Harvest
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Carry out on-farm post-harvest operationsSFIAQUA215BD9246
Harvest cultured or held stockSFIAQUA216BD9130
QS Live Feed
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Produce algal or live-feed culturesSFIAQUA214BD9129
QS OHS/Comms
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Communicate in the seafood industrySFICORE103CD9167
Meet workplace OHS requirementsSFICORE106BD9169
QS Pests and predators
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Control predators and pestsSFIAQUA221AD9134
QS Plant and Equipment
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Operate small plant and equipmentRIISAM204DWH655
QS Prep for Transport
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Prepare, pack and dispatch stock for live transportSFISTOR204AD9293
QS Stock Culture
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Manipulate stock culture environmentSFIAQUA209CD9125
QS Water Supply
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Undertake routine maintenance of water supply and disposal systems and structuresSFIAQUA211CD9126
QS Work Effectivley
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Work effectively in the seafood industrySFICORE105BD9168
How to apply

This course will not use TAFE Admissions for Semester two 2018, please apply direct as per the following.

  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please contact us via one of the methods below.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate I or Certificate II

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This course will not use TAFE Admissions for Semester two 2018, please apply direct as per the following.

  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please contact us via one of the methods below.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate I or Certificate II

This course will not use TAFE Admissions for Semester two 2018, please apply direct as per the following.

  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please contact us via one of the methods below.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate I or Certificate II

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