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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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Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

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

Sub study areas:

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

Logistics and Warehousing Skill Set

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On campus

Sub study areas:

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: 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:

  • Shipboard Safety 
  • Coxswain Vessel Operations and Environmental Practice

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

Certificate I
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:

Certificate III
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
National ID: TLI30319
State ID: BFD1
Industry Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics

Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations

Study modes:

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 Supply Chain Operations is suitable for those engaged in supply chain operations and includes specialisations for logistics and warehousing operations.

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
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