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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 

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

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Maritime
Duration

One semester

How Flexible
Full Time (On Campus)
Traineeship
When This course is available for Semester 1, 2017.

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

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

These fees are estimates 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.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

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 

Communication

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Communicate in the seafood industry SFICORE103C D9167

Feed

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Feed stock SFIAQUA205C D9123

Food Safety

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply basic food handling and safety practices SFICORE101C D9166

Harvest

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Harvest cultured or held stock SFIAQUA216B D9130
Carry out on-farm post-harvest operations SFIAQUA215B D9246

Health Management

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Control predators and pests SFIAQUA221A D9134

Industry Practice

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Work effectively in the seafood industry SFICORE105B D9168

Live Food

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Produce algal or live-feed cultures SFIAQUA214B D9129

Maintainance

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Operate small plant and equipment RIISAM204B WC369

OHS

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Meet workplace OHS requirements SFICORE106B D9169

Seafood Processing

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Fillet fish and prepare portions SFIPROC105B D9256
Work with knives SFIPROC106B D9257

Transportation

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Prepare, pack and dispatch stock for live transport SFISTOR204A D9293

Water Quality

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Manipulate stock culture environment SFIAQUA209C D9125

Water supply

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Undertake routine maintenance of water supply and disposal systems and structures SFIAQUA211C D9126
  • For TAFE Admissions full-time courses, apply at tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ when applications are open. Semester One applications open in September of the prior year, Semester Two (mid-year) applications open in May.
  • Online courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information
    call: 1800 001 001 or email: info@smtafe.wa.edu.au
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students, 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 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

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

Entrance Requirements

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

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a South Metropolitan TAFE associate degree or higher education diploma, or a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.

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