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DIPLOMA OF AQUACULTURE

National ID: SFI50111 | State ID: W990

 

This qualification represents the competencies relevant to people working in the aquaculture sector of the seafood industry at a management level. 

The qualification will have application for people working:

  • on aquaculture farms or fishout/put-and-take operations
  • in hatcheries and nurseries
  • in live post-harvest holding facilities, such as processing plants, wholesalers or transporters
  • in pet shops, public aquaria, zoos or other facilities with aquatic animals
  • for companies providing contract specialist services for aquaculture operations
  • for companies proving consultancy, advisory, equipment sales or other services.

A person operating at this level will have a wide range of technical skills and/or managerial, coordination and planning responsibilities which may include:

  • complying with a wide range of local, state, territory and federal government regulations and restrictions, including human resources, aquaculture operations, occupational health and safety (OHS), environment, animal welfare and food safety
  • designing and planning culture and holding systems and other structures
  • developing policies and procedures ensuing continual improvement throughout the business
  • implementing new technologies and ideas
  • managing risk and implementation of effective controls and corrective actions
  • managing the production system
  • sourcing external contractors and services.

Prospective students should have already achieved, SFI30111 Certificate III in Aquaculture before applying for entry into this qualification.

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Study pathway

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
Study pathway
Job opportunities

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Work may vary between aquaculture and aquatic holding enterprises. 

Job role titles may include:

  • owner/manager
  • farm manager
  • hatchery manager
  • production manager 

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

Further study opportunities:

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Overview

Course Overview

Where Maritime
Duration

2 semesters full-time

HowFlexible
Full Time (On Campus)
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

Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply basic food handling and safety practicesSFICORE101CD9166
Communicate in the seafood industrySFICORE103CD9167
Meet workplace OHS requirementsSFICORE106BD9169
Work effectively in the seafood industrySFICORE105BD9168
Semester 1
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Collect and manage dataAHCWRK502AD7324
Develop and implement an aquaculture breeding strategySFIAQUA502CD9158
Develop and review a business planAHCBUS506AD6744
Develop stock production planSFIAQUA509BD9164
Manage people performanceBSBMGT502BD0846
Market the small businessBSBSMB403AD1014
Plan and design stock culture or holding systems and structuresSFIAQUA508CD9163
Plan and design water supply and disposal systemsSFIAQUA507CD9162
Plan and develop formulations and/or specifications for new seafood productSFIPROC604BS4287
Semester 2
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Design and conduct a field-based research trialAHCWRK603AD7335
Develop a marketing planAHCBUS505AD6743
Develop a stock nutrition programSFIAQUA501CD9157
Operate hatcherySFIAQUA404CD9150
Plan and manage infrastructure requirementsAHCAGB502AD6638
Plan environmentally sustainable aquacultural practicesSFIAQUA504CD9160
Plan stock health managementSFIAQUA505CD9161
Select, plan or design a system or facility utilising high technology water treatment componentsSFIAQUA510BD9165
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Course enquiry

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 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

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 columns below), 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
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)Certificate III

  • 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 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

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 columns below), 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 Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)Certificate III

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