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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 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 

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Entrance Requirements
Study pathway
Job opportunities

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

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:

Certificate III in Aquaculture

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Overview

Course Overview

Where Maritime
Duration

One semester

HowFlexible
Full Time (On Campus)
Traineeship
WhenAvailable Semester 1, 2018
Fees and charges

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

View our 2017 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.

VET Student Loans 

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.

International students

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 

Units

Aquaculture Mechanics
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Operate small plant and equipmentRIISAM204BWC369
Basic Health Management
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Control predators and pestsSFIAQUA221AD9134
Basic System Maintenance
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Manipulate stock culture environmentSFIAQUA209CD9125
Undertake routine maintenance of water supply and disposal systems and structuresSFIAQUA211CD9126
Core Units - Food Safety and Communication
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply basic food handling and safety practicesSFICORE101CD9166
Communicate in the seafood industrySFICORE103CD9167
Core Units - Work Effectively in Industry
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Meet workplace OHS requirementsSFICORE106BD9169
Work effectively in the seafood industrySFICORE105BD9168
Feeding Practices
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Feed stockSFIAQUA205CD9123
Harvest
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Carry out on-farm post-harvest operationsSFIAQUA215BD9246
Harvest cultured or held stockSFIAQUA216BD9130
Live Food
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Produce algal or live-feed culturesSFIAQUA214BD9129
Seafood Processing
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Fillet fish and prepare portionsSFIPROC105BD9256
Work with knivesSFIPROC106BD9257
Stock Transport
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Prepare, pack and dispatch stock for live transportSFISTOR204AD9293
How to apply

This course uses TAFE Admissions. To study full-time in Semester One 2018, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after September 1st, 2017 and before December 8th, 2017 to be included in the first round of offers. Applications will continue to be accepted until January 3rd, 2018 but will only be included in second round offers.

  • 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 call us on
    1800 001 001, email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au, or use the enquiry form 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), 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. 1800 001 001 for more information.

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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Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

This course uses TAFE Admissions. To study full-time in Semester One 2018, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after September 1st, 2017 and before December 8th, 2017 to be included in the first round of offers. Applications will continue to be accepted until January 3rd, 2018 but will only be included in second round offers.

  • 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 call us on
    1800 001 001, email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au, or use the enquiry form 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), 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. 1800 001 001 for more information.

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 uses TAFE Admissions. To study full-time in Semester One 2018, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after September 1st, 2017 and before December 8th, 2017 to be included in the first round of offers. Applications will continue to be accepted until January 3rd, 2018 but will only be included in second round offers.

  • 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 call us on
    1800 001 001, email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au, or use the enquiry form 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), 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. 1800 001 001 for more information.

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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