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Advanced Diving Skill Set

State ID: GAB13

This course is available to those who already have their Open Water Diver qualification, and are looking to increase their skills and confidence in the water.

There are no theory days nor pool days in this course.

Simply ocean diving - most of which will be made from our dive vessel, the Maritime Image.

Within the dives that you will complete as part of this course, you will also gain experience in deep diving, and night diving.

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All year round

Fremantle - Part Time-Classroom-All year

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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. 

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Job opportunities

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Entrance Requirements

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.

Plan your study pathway in aquaculture

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Semester 2

Fremantle - Full Time-Classroom

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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.

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Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

National ID: SIS30413 | State ID: J761

Turn your passion for the outdoors into job possibilities!  

Looking to excel in a career that combines people skills with adventure and tourism? A career that can give you the potential to travel and explore? Progress your Outdoor Recreation career to the next level with the Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation. 

"The qualifications and skills I obtained throughout this course have become the foundation of my career in the marine industry." 

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Study pathway

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

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Semester 1

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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 

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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 

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Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

Diploma of Aquaculture

National ID: SFI50111 | State ID: W990

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to manage the operations of fish farms, marine farms and hatcheries. You will learn skills in developing and implementing a breeding strategy, planning ecologically sustainable practices, managing stock health, and developing a stock production plan. You will also learn skills in planning and designing a water supply and disposal system, and stock culture systems and structures.

Job opportunities

Job opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become an aquaculture/fish farm technician, small business operator (farming/breeding), field/fisheries officer or an operations manager.

    
Work may vary between aquaculture and aquatic holding enterprises. 

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

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This course is typically available in Semester 2. Check back later, or use the course enquiry form below to have our Client Contact Centre contact you with further information about the next course start, delivery locations and study modes.

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

National ID: SIS20213 | State ID: J755

Turn your passion for the outdoors into job possibilities!

Looking for a career that combines people skills with adventure and tourism? A career that can give you the potential to travel and explore? Climb towards a career in Outdoor Recreation and join an exciting and growing industry that has a large focus on marine tourism.

"The qualifications and skills I obtained throughout this course have become the foundation of my career in the marine industry." 

Job opportunities

Study pathway

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.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1

Fremantle - Full Time-Classroom

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Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Fremantle
How Full Time
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

Semester 2

Fremantle - Full Time-Classroom

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Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 2
Where Fremantle
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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

Scuba Dive in Open Water to a Maximum Depth of 18 Metres Skill Set

State ID: GAA99

This entry level SCUBA diving course teaches beginners how to dive in a safe and enjoyable manner. Once qualified, you are able to dive to a maximum depth of 18m (60ft) with another person of similar qualification or higher.

The course is held over 4 days, including a day of dive theory and equipment familiarisation, a day of learning dive skills in a controlled environment such as a swimming pool, and 2 days of diving in the ocean (with one of these days aimed to include diving off of our diving vessel, the Maritime Image).

This is a PADI certification.

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All year round

Fremantle - Part Time-Classroom

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$450
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$450
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Short courses and skill set courses run subject to demand. Use the course enquiry form at the end of this page to enquire now.

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Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

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 Certificate II in Aquaculture is typically only available for entry in Semester 1 each year.

Job opportunities

Job opportunities

 

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:

 

  • SFI30111 Certificate III in Aquaculture, State ID W986

 

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Semester 1

Fremantle - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 semester
When Semester 1
Where Fremantle
How Full Time
Apply now
This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 

Course enquiry

Please note: Using this form will assist you in requesting further information about a course, and in the case of short courses and skill sets, begin your application to study with us. If you would like to apply for a full or part time course or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

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Maritime Studies

Gain skills in navigating a vessel, applying maintenance and engineering knowledge, operating a marine radio, applying safety procedures at sea, applying ships knowledge and demonstrating nautical knowledge.

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Marine Studies

Learn about seamanship, small vessel operations and maintenance, coastal navigation and meteorology, marine biological and ecological systems, fishing and aquaculture technology and management strategies as well as post harvest catch handling.

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"I have loved being able to experience this with like-minded people that are also following this same journey."

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