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SFI30111 Certificate III in Aquaculture

National ID: SFI30111 | State ID: W986

Are you looking to join a school of fish lovers?

This course is ideal for those looking to advance their knowledge of the Aquaculture industry and in sustainable food sources. 

Gain these skills:

  • Care for and maintain fish stocks, culture and holding environments 
  • Installing or constructing stock culture or holding structures and other allied structures
  • Treating and disposing of effluent and wastes
  • Monitoring environmental conditions
  • Maintaining water quality
  • Feeding, handling, harvesting and controlling predators, pests and diseases
  • Operating high technology water treatment components
  • Implementing emergency procedures, occupational health and safety policies and guidelines

Specialist facilities in the maritime heart of Fremantle

Our Fremantle campus features a working aquaculture facility with hatchery tanks and filtration systems and is within convenient walking distance to the fishing industry in Fremantle. Our lecturers have a strong relationship with the Australian Centre for Applied Aquaculture Research (ACAAR) in the neighbouring facility.


Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Study pathway

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

This course is not an introductory course to the study of aquaculture. Applicants should have already achieved a Certificate II in Aquaculture or have some experience in the aquaculture industry before applying for entry into this qualification.

Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Study pathway

South Metropolitan TAFE has many further study opportunities available.

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Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 2

Fremantle - Full Time-Classroom


Fees and charges


Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Fremantle
How Full Time
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This course is typically available in Semester 2. Applications for this course open again in April for study in late 2020.

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

Page last updated October 07, 2019