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Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

North Regional TAFE’s Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics area encompasses qualifications in aquaculture, fishing operations, logistics and warehousing, and maritime studies.

Our tropical aquaculture facility in Broome offers state of the art training to aspiring aquaculturists and those with a keen interest in the marine ecosystem, with qualifications focusing on the cultivation and production of marine finfish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants, and other commercially important and fascinating species.

Our Broome campus is also home to one of the most advanced maritime training, research and development facilities in the country, which provides simulated maritime training, and services for new and existing port development research and design projects. We offer a suite of maritime qualifications to progress through, in addition to a range of skill sets.

Logistics and Warehousing are essential to the developing resources sector in North Western Australia and our qualifications will provide you with the skills to excel in this industry.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.
National ID: SFI20119
State ID: BEI8
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

Certificate II in Aquaculture

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Traineeship

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Aquaculture

Turn the ocean into your office with a career in the aquaculture industry.

The Certificate II in Aquaculture is an entry-level qualification, providing participants with a range of core and underpinning skills relevant to the aquaculture sector.

The course covers:

  • Aquaculture and animal handling
  • Team work and team management
  • Biology and ecology
  • Basic construction
  • Seafood handling

Throughout this course, students will work with a number of aquatic species while monitoring water chemistry, maintaining holding systems, providing feed and other associated activities. Students will undertake basic maintenance and repair work on live holding systems and gain skills in the growth and maintenance of live food for aquaculture.

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills to work as a field hand within the aquaculture sector.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate II
National ID: SFI30119
State ID: BEI5
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

Certificate III in Aquaculture

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On campus
Traineeship

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Aquaculture

Turn the ocean into your office with a career in the aquaculture industry.

The Certificate III in Aquaculture is suitable for participants who have an interest in the aquatic environment, and may be on a pathway to developing their own aquaculture business.

The course covers:

  • Aquaculture and animal handling
  • Team work and team management, including supervision
  • Biology and ecology
  • Basic construction
  • Disease and pest management
  • Hatchery operations
  • Water quality
  • Seafood handling

Throughout this course, students will work with a number of aquatic species while monitoring water chemistry, maintaining holding systems, providing feed and other associated activities. Students will further develop their construction skills for maintaining and repairing live holding systems and will produce and maintain live food for aquaculture. Participants will develop essential skills required to operate in an aquaculture hatchery while working in teams and supervising others undertaking tasks.

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills to work as an aquaculture technician, in live post-harvest holding facilities, in pet shops or other facilities with aquatic animals.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate III
National ID: SFI40119
State ID: BEI2
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

Certificate IV in Aquaculture

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On campus
Traineeship

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Aquaculture

Turn the ocean into your office with a career in the aquaculture industry.

The Certificate IV in Aquaculture provides participants with the practical skills and knowledge to supervise the operations of fish farms, marine farms, and hatcheries.

Participants will learn skills how to:

  • Oversee harvest and post harvest activities
  • Optimise feed intake
  • Budget for farm production
  • Lead teams

Participants will also learn skills to coordinate the construction and installation of stock culture and farm structures, plan ecologically sustainable practices, and supervise stock production and health.

Certificate IV
National ID: SFI50119
State ID: BEJ2
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

Diploma of Aquaculture

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On campus

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Aquaculture

Turn the ocean into your office with a career in the aquaculture industry.

The Diploma of Aquaculture is suitable for those who already have experience in the aquaculture industry and wish to develop higher level managerial skills.

Throughout this course, students will:

  • Develop production plans
  • Design an aquaculture system
  • Investigate sustainable husbandry
  • Undertake risk management and disease mitigation for strategic development

Participants will learn about government regulations and restrictions, designing holding systems, developing policies and procedures, implementing new technologies, implementing effective controls and corrective actions, managing production systems, and sourcing external contractors.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Career Opportunities 

  • Aquaculture/fish farm technician
  • Field officer
  • Fisheries officer
  • Operations manager
  • Small business operator
Diploma
State ID: IAC98
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

Coxswain Engineering Skill Set

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On campus

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Maritime Studies

Learn the basics of marine engineering.

This Coxswain Engineering Skill Set is a mandatory requirement in the Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 near Coastal) qualification. This skill set is an intensive three-day course introducing basic marine engineering.

During this course, participants will learn how to:
  • Operate and service small vessel propulsion systems including diesel and petrol engines, cooling systems and lubrication systems
  • Undertake pre-start checks, routine checks, fault finding, shutdown procedures
  • Operate and service auxiliary systems including steering systems, emergency steering, rudders, bilges systems, manifold systems and valves
  • Operate deck machinery, anchor windlass, winches
  • Maintain and service marine extra low and low voltage electrical systems
  • Carry out refuelling and fuel transfer operations.

This course will provide participants with the ability to maintain machinery, troubleshoot and identify potential problems, as well as service machinery according to manufacturers' schedules.

Skill set
State ID: IAC99
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^
Skill sets

Coxswain Navigation Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Maritime Studies

The Coxswain Navigation Skill Set is an intensive and hands-on three-day course that forms part of the mandatory requirement of the Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 near Coastalqualification.

Participants will learn how to:
  • Develop and undertake a passage plan for your vessel in recognition of weather and tides
  • Interpret navigational charts and navigational hazards
  • Safely and accurately plot your position using a range of different navigation equipment
  • Apply navigation to coastal voyages

This course provides great skills for recreational and commercial vessel operators alike and is a must for anyone wanting to undertake a boating trip.

Books required: NAUTICALKN Nautical Knowledge (Coxswain): Student learning guide ABF521/SLG

Skill set
State ID: IAC97
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^
Skill sets

Coxswain Vessel Operations and Environmental Practice Skill Set

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On campus

Sub study areas:

Maritime Studies

This Skill Set is a fundamental component of both the Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 near Coastal) and Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1) qualifications.

This course covers all of the necessary points to safely operate and manoeuvre a vessel to 12m in length following domestic regulations.

This course is rigorous and students will learn to: 
  • Apply regulations, laws and codes of conduct required to operate a commercial vessel
  • Handle and manoeuvre a vessel in varying conditions and emergencies
  • Tow and be towed safely
  • Secure a vessel and apply ropes and knots to different situations
  • Understand and maintain different propulsion systems and their application
  • Check the condition and seaworthiness of a vessel and identify engine faults
  • Refuel 

The final day of the course will consist of the Coxswain Environmental Practice Skill Set as applicable to the Coxswain Grade 2, Coxswain Grade 1 and MED II qualifications.

Skill set
National ID: TLI20119
State ID: BFD6
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

Certificate II in Logistics

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Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

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Logistics and Warehousing

Logistics is essential to the developing resources sector in North Western Australia.

Logistics is all about assisting in the accurate planning and flow of materials and equipment to increase productivity in the sector. The Certificate II in Logistics provides participants with practical hands-on experience in the workplace.

Participants will gain skills in:

  • Industry relevant communication
  • Understanding workplace processes and procedures
  • Teamwork
  • Forward-thinking and problem solving

Upon successful completion, participants will have the knowledge and skills required to work in the logistics industry, as well as a nationally recognised qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning is available for suitable candidates.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate II
State ID: AE385
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics
Free*
Skill sets

Logistics and Warehousing Skill Set

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On campus

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Logistics and Warehousing

Learn the ins and outs of logistics and warehousing!

The Logistics and Warehousing skill set is perfect to get you job ready for a range of roles including general stocktaking and stock control, storage of goods and materials, supply chain operations, delivery services including for mail and consignments, overseeing the entry and dispatch of goods, fulfilling orders in a warehouse, and purchasing and supply of goods. 

You'll learn about legislation and regulations that apply to the industry, how to shift loads safely using manual handling methods and operate a forklift truck safely in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements. You'll also gain your forklift licence. The skill set also includes infection control and prevention procedures to ensure you're working safely.

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications.

  • Certificate II in Rural Operations
Skill set
National ID: MARSS00010
State ID: AC870
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^
Skill sets

Marine Radio Operator's VHF and HF Skill Set

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On campus

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Maritime Studies

This two day skill set provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to use VHF, HF and UHF marine radios correctly.

This course is a mandatory requirement of the Coxswain Grade 1 and Coxswain Grade 2 qualifications (where a vessel has a VHF, HR or UHF radio onboard). This certificate is also required for those recreational vessel operators who have a VHF radio onboard.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a Short-Range Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency (SROCP) License issued by ACMA.

Students will learn about:

  • VHF, HF, UHF radios
  • Different stations and frequencies required for communication
  • Operating procedures for routine, distress, urgency and safety communications
  • Marine DSC techniques and procedures, public correspondences, Seaphone and
  • EPIRBs
  • Search and Rescue in Australia
  • Marine radio equipment basic trouble shooting and maintenance

Students are required to purchase book AMCMARINE Marine Radio Operator’s Handbook Maritime 2013 AMC Marine 21.

Skill set
National ID: MAR20318
State ID: BDU0
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

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On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

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Maritime Studies

Are you ready to pursue a career at sea?

The Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal) entitles certificate holders to:

  • Command a vessel less than 12m in length carrying passengers and has less than 500kw of power for an inboard engine (however outboards are unlimited)
  • Operate a vessel within waters designated by the Department of Transport (DOT)

This qualification is delivered in skill sets, enabling flexibility for students and the ability to articulate across qualifications.

To attain this qualification, participants will need to complete the following skill sets:

Participants will require the following text:

  • Nautical Knowledge Coxswain SLG ABF521
  • Engineering Knowledge Coxswain SLG ABF522
  • Elements of Shipboard Safety
  • Marine Radio Operators Handbook

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate II
National ID: MAR10418
State ID: BDU3
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal)

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On campus

Sub study areas:

Maritime Studies

Are you ready to pursue a career at sea?

The Certificate I in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 2 Near Coastal) entitles certificate holders to:

  • Command a vessel less than 12m in length that is not carrying passengers and has less than 100kw of power for an inboard engine (however outboards are unlimited).
  • Operate a vessel in sheltered waters or as a tender within 3m of a parent vessel or from an aquaculture lease.

This qualification is delivered in skill sets, enabling flexibility for students and the ability to articulate across qualifications.

To attain this qualifications, participants can complete the following skill sets:

Participants will require the following text:

  • Nautical Knowledge Coxswain SLG ABF521
  • Elements of Shipboard Safety

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Career opportunities 

  • Fishing boat driver 
Certificate I
National ID: MAR30818
State ID: BDV0
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal)

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On campus

Sub study areas:

Maritime Studies

Ready to progress your career at sea?

The Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal) entitles certificate holders to:

  • Act as Chief Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power less than 750 kW within the EEZ
  • Act as Second Engineer on a vessel with propulsion power less than 1500 kW within the EEZ

This qualification is delivered in skill sets, enabling flexibility for students and the ability to articulate across qualifications.

To attain this qualification, participants will need to complete the following skill sets:

Participants will require the following text:

  • Marine Auxiliary Equipment & System Operations (MED2): SLG ABF632
  • Marine Diesel Engine Operation (MED2) SLG, ABF631
Certificate III
National ID: MAR30918
State ID: BDU4
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)

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On campus

Sub study areas:

Maritime Studies

Ready to progress your career at sea?

The Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal) entitles certificate holders to:

  • Command a commercial vessel less than 24m in length in the EEZ
  • Act as a Chief Mate or deck watch keeper on vessels less than 35m long

This qualification is delivered in skill sets, enabling flexibility for students and the ability to articulate across qualifications.

To attain this qualification, participants will need to complete the following skill sets:

Participants will require the following text:

  • Australian Boating Manual
  • Coastal Navigation (Master 5) SLG, ABF532
  • Nautical Knowledge (Master 5) SLG, ABF531
  • Radar (Master 5) ABF534/SLG
  • Ship Knowledge (Master 5) SLG ABF533
  • Elements of Shipboard Safety
  • Marine Radio Operators Handbook
Certificate III
National ID: MAR40618
State ID: BDT9
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics
Half price^

Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master up to 35 metres Near Coastal)

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On campus

Sub study areas:

Maritime Studies

Ready to progress your career at sea?

The Certificate IV in Maritime Operations (Master Up To 35 Metres Near Coastal) entitles certificate holders to:

  • Master on commercial vessels up to 35 metres long within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
  • Mate on vessels up to 80 metres long in inshore waters

This qualification is delivered in skill sets, enabling flexibility for students and the ability to articulate across qualifications.

To attain this qualification, participants will need to complete the following skill sets:

Participants will require the following text:

  • Australian Boating Manual
Certificate IV
State ID: IAE12
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

Nutrition in Aquaculture Skill Set

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Full-time

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Aquaculture

The Nutrition in Aquaculture Skill Set is delivered over six weeks and is a component of the Certificate II in Aquaculture

Students will learn and apply skills to grow a variety of aquatic animals in a safe and effective manner, ensuring the animals' welfare is considered at all times.

Skills covered:

  • Communication with other staff members about animal observations
  • Recognising signs of hunger and appetite satisfaction in animals
  • Feeding animals and different mechanisms for feeding
  • Feeding requirements of animals at different stages of development
  • Feeding animals according to instructions
  • Recording routine observations
  • Hygienic culture processes
This course runs every Tuesday evening from 5.30pm - 8.30pm at the Broome Aquaculture Centre.
Skill set
National ID: SFI10119
State ID: BEI9
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

Certificate I in Seafood Industry

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On campus

Sub study areas:

Aquaculture

Turn the ocean into your office with a career in aquaculture.

The Certificate I in Seafood Industry represents the minimum requirements for an individual commencing a career as an aquaculturist. This course provides participants with an introduction into the aquaculture environment and some basic skills needed in this area of the seafood industry. It is an appropriate level for an individual undertaking work experience, or in a probationary period in employment.

This qualification is suitable 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

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate I
State ID: IAE13
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

Stock Management in Aquaculture Skill Set

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Full-time

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Aquaculture

The Stock Management in Aquaculture Skill Set is delivered over six weeks and is a component of the Certificate II in Aquaculture

Students will learn and apply skills to handle and transport a variety of aquatic animals in a safe and effective manner ensuring the animals welfare is considered at all times.

Skills covered:

  • Communication with other staff members about animal behaviour
  • Recognising signs of stress in animals
  • Handling, transporting and packing animals using a variety of techniques
  • The handling requirements of animals at different stages of development
  • Following procedures to minimise stress in handling and transport
  • Recording routine observations
This course runs every Tuesday evening from 5.30pm - 8.30pm at the Broome Aquaculture Centre.
Skill set
National ID: TLI30319
State ID: BFD1
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations

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Off campus
On campus
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Logistics and Warehousing

Logistics is essential to the developing resources sector in North Western Australia.

The Certificate III in Logistics is suitable for those engaged in logistics operations within the Transport and Logistics Industry.

This course involves a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures within known time constraints. It may also include responsibility for coordinating the work of others.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate III
State ID: IAE14
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

System Hygiene and Maintenance Skill Set

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Full-time

Sub study areas:

Aquaculture

The System Hygiene and Maintenance Skill Set is delivered over four weeks and is a component of the Certificate II in Aquaculture

Students will learn about the application of routine workplace procedures to control biosecurity risks within the aquaculture industry.

Skills covered:

  • Minimisation of Biosecurity risks
  • Cleaning, preparing and maintaining critical support systems
  • Applying routine biosecurity controls
  • Visual inspection and observation of equipment for correct function
  • Following procedures to maintain workplace hygiene standards
  • Recording routine observations
This course runs every Tuesday evening from 5.30pm - 8.30pm at the Broome Aquaculture Centre.
Skill set
National ID: TLI20419
State ID: BFD8
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

Certificate II in Warehousing Operations

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Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Logistics and Warehousing

The Logistics and Warehousing industry is essential to the developing resources sector in North Western Australia.

The Certificate II in Warehousing Operations provides participants with the practical skills and knowledge to receive and despatch goods, and pick and pack orders.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Participate in stock-takes
  • Handle dangerous goods
  • Operate a hand-pallet forklift
  • Undertake relevant computing activities
  • Provide good customer service
  • Undertake quality control procedures

Upon successful completion, participants will have the knowledge and skills required to work in the warehousing industry, as well as a nationally recognised qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning is available for suitable candidates.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate II
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