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CERTIFICATE III IN AQUACULTURE

National ID: SFI30111 | State ID: W986

 

Do you want to further your knowledge of the Aquaculture Industry? Are you interested in sustainable food sources? 

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to care for and maintain fish stocks.

You will gain skills in:

  • Installing or constructing stock culture or holding structures and other allied structures

Maintaining the culture or holding environment by:

  • Treating and disposing of effluent and wastes
  • Monitoring environmental conditions
  • Maintaining water quality

Overseeing stock-related activities, such as:

  • Feeding, handling, harvesting and controlling predators, pests and diseases

Responsibility for:

  • Operating high technology water treatment components
  • Implementing emergency procedures, occupational health and safety policies and guidelines.

Prospective students should have already achieved, SFI20111 Certificate II in Aquaculture or have some existing experience in the aquaculture industry before applying for entry into this qualification.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become an aquaculture/fish farm technicians assistant or a leading hand.

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

Further study opportunities:

Diploma of Aquaculture

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Maritime
Duration

One semester full-time

How Flexible
Full Time (On Campus)
Traineeship
When Available Semester 2, 2017

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become an aquaculture/fish farm technicians assistant or a leading hand.

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

Further study opportunities:

Diploma of 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 

Apply Chemicals

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply chemicals under supervision AHCCHM201A D6756
Prepare and apply chemicals AHCCHM303A D6759

Basic Health Management

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Oversee the control of diseases SFIAQUA317A D9146

Basic Recirculation Systems

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Oversee operations of high technology water treatment components SFIAQUA313B D9142

Environmental Management

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Oversee and undertake effluent and waste treatment and disposal SFIAQUA301C D9136

Feeding Practices

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Coordinate feed activities SFIAQUA318A D9147

Fish Farming Skills

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Construct or install stock culture, holding and farm structures SFIAQUA302C D9137
Support hatchery operations SFIAQUA314A D9143
Maintain stock culture, holding and other farm structures SFIAQUA217B D9131

Harvest

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Coordinate stock handling activities SFIAQUA303C D9138
Oversee harvest and post-harvest activities SFIAQUA309C D9140

Live Food

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Oversee production and maintain algal or live-feed cultures SFIAQUA311B D9141

Safety and Communication

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

Water Quality

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply first aid HLTFA311A WD146
Maintain water quality and environmental monitoring SFIAQUA308C D9139
  • This course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in Semester Two 2017, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after May 1st, 2017 and before June 12th, 2017.
  • 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 (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 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 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 May 25, 2017