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SFI20119 Certificate II in Aquaculture

SFI20119 Certificate II in Aquaculture

National ID SFI20119 State ID BEI8

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

Students undertaking this training will learn skills required to work as an aquaculture attendant, under direct supervision, to support the farming of fish and other aquatic animals in the aquaculture industry. 



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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. For full details see our Half price courses page.

^ 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.

CampusesBroome Campus. Derby Campus.

Study Mode Traineeship. Workplace.

As an aquaculture attendant, you may undertake a range of routine tasks such as: 

  • Handling animals 
  • Feeding animals  
  • Monitoring animals
  • Monitoring environmental conditions
  • General housekeeping, hygiene and biosecurity practices 

The skills that you will learn will be relevant to other work environments where you may find work, including: 

  • Offshore and Onshore aquaculture farms 
  • Aquarium wholesalers and retailers 
  • Hatcheries and nurseries 
  • Live post-harvest holding facilities

All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures, according to state/territory health and safety, food safety, biosecurity and environmental regulations, legislation and standards that apply to the workplace. 

This course is only available to learners planning to engage in a Traineeship, OR currently working in the aquaculture industry.
  • Communicating in aquaculture work environments 
  • Occupational health and safety awareness  
  • Stock Handling  
  • Stock Feeding  
  • Water maintenance 
  • Following established procedures 
  • Observing stock health  
  • Basic biosecurity practices 

This certificate is suited to you if you are:

  • Planning for a traineeship in the aquaculture industry
  • You're currently employed in the industry and need more skills

Training is undertaken at the participants work place in conjunction with a Traineeship or existing work schedule.

Face to face delivery includes activities from: 

  • Classroom, which focuses on essential knowledge to enhance practical understanding
  • Practical (hands-on) activities are undertaken in the workplace according to existing production plans. 
  • Students needing additional support between blocks can request access to our online learning resources

Important information

Select your preferred campus and apply


Duration 2 Semesters
When Date 2024
Where Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
Wyndham Campus

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