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CERTIFICATE II IN FISHING OPERATIONS

National ID: SFI20211 | State ID: W985

 

This qualification provides the main entry point for individuals working in the fishing sector of the seafood industry. 

The aim of this course is to provide the learner with the skills and knowledge to gain employment as a deckhand in the fishing industry. It is the pathway to a career in the commercial fishing industry, tourist/charter boats, work boats, ferries and dive boats. The qualification will have application for people working:

-  for aquaculture farms using wild caught broodstock or seedstock 
-  on fishing vessels 
-  on charter vessels. 

Job roles
Individuals operating at this level undertake a broad range of routine processes and procedures which may include 
-  assisting with operation of fishing gear and equipment 
-  basic processing and temperature control of harvest 
-  general cleaning and maintenance of equipment and vessel 
-  handling, harvesting and sorting by-catch. 

Work may vary between enterprises. 

Job role titles may include: 
-  general deckhand.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a deckhand/general purpose hand on a commercial fishing, fishing charter, ferry or dive charter vessels. You may also have the opportunity to gain 9 months logged seatime towards a Master Class V/Skipper III Certificate of Competence.

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

Further study opportunities:

Certificate III in Fishing Operations, Certificate IV in Fishing Operations

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Maritime
Duration One semester
How Full Time (On Campus)
Traineeship
When This course is available for Semester 1, 2017.

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a deckhand/general purpose hand on a commercial fishing, fishing charter, ferry or dive charter vessels. You may also have the opportunity to gain 9 months logged seatime towards a Master Class V/Skipper III Certificate of Competence.

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

Further study opportunities:

Certificate III in Fishing Operations, Certificate IV in Fishing Operations

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

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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 

1 Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Communicate in the seafood industry SFICORE103C D9167
Apply basic food handling and safety practices SFICORE101C D9166
Work effectively in the seafood industry SFICORE105B D9168
Meet workplace OHS requirements SFICORE106B D9169

Elements of shipboard safety

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
SURVIVE AT SEA IN THE EVENT OF VESSEL ABANDONMENT TDMMF1107B S5398
OBSERVE SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES ON A COASTAL VESSEL TDMMF5407A S5426
PROVIDE ELEMENTARY FIRST AID TDMMF1007B S5396
FIGHT AND EXTINGUISH FIRES ON BOARD A COASTAL VESSEL TDMMF5507A S5427

Fishing Specialist Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply deckhand skills aboard a fishing vessel SFIFISH215B D9226
Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve trawls to land catch SFIFISH203C D9217
Assemble and repair damaged netting SFIFISH210C D9224
Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve pots and traps to land catch SFIFISH204C D9218

Seafood Processing

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Work with knives SFIPROC106B D9257
Clean work area SFIPROC102C D9255
Cook on board a vessel SFIFISH202C D9216
Fillet fish and prepare portions SFIPROC105B D9256

Vessel Maintenance

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Use hand tools MEM18001C W5563
Prepare for maintenance SFISHIP211C D9302
Use power tools/hand held operations MEM18002B W5574
  • 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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Page last updated February 23, 2017