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SFI30119 Certificate III in Aquaculture

National ID: SFI30119 State ID: BEI5
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Turn the ocean into your office with a career in the aquaculture industry.

Students undertaking this qualification will learn skills to work unsupervised at an aquaculture farm, potential job roles may include leading hand or relief supervisor. You will be able to directly support junior staff to care for aquatic animals within the aquaculture sector. 

As a leading hand you may undertake a range of routine tasks such as: 

  • Planning and coordinating feeding activities and programs 
  • Planning and coordinating stock health assessments and programs 
  • Coordinating monitoring events for animal environments and external environments 
  • Coordinating general hatchery, nursery, algae production or grow-out activities  
  • Coordination of biosecurity processes 

The skills that you will learn at the Broome Aquaculture Centre are 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. 

  • Communicating in aquaculture work environments 
  • Occupational health and safety assessment and reporting  
  • Monitoring a range of Stock Handling activities 
  • Monitoring Stock Feeding programs and activities  
  • Monitoring and maintaining water quality  
  • Hatchery operations
  • Assessment and reporting of biosecurity, predator, and pest controls

This certificate is suited to students who are: 

  • Communicating in aquaculture work environments 
  • Occupational health and safety assessment and reporting  
  • Monitoring a range of Stock Handling activities 
  • Monitoring Stock Feeding programs and activities  
  • Monitoring and maintaining water quality  
  • Hatchery operations
  • Assessment and reporting of biosecurity, predator, and pest controls

There are no formal entrance requirements for this qualification.

Training is undertaken at the Broome Aquaculture Centre over six 5-day blocks. 

Face to face delivery will include activities such as: 

  • Classroom, which focusses on essential knowledge to enhance practical understanding
  • Practical (hands-on) activities are undertaken on a range of species including Barramundi, Giant freshwater prawns, Marine ornamental’s and microalgae 
  • Students needing additional support between blocks can request access to our online learning resources. 

All prospective students are required to undertake an individual pre-enrolment interview to ensure that the program is likely to meet their needs in terms of content and outcomes, level, and learning and assessment methods.  

The pre-enrolment meeting is also designed to: 

  • ascertain the applicant’s existing knowledge, skills and level of experience applicable to this qualification 
  • determine the amount of additional training support they will require 
  • ascertain any other support services that will be required

Upon completion of the qualification, students could seek work as an: 

  • Farm hand 
  • Senior farm hand 
  • Leading hand 

Delivery locations and study options

Available all year

Qualification details

Details
Duration 12 Months
When Available all year
Where Broome Campus
How On campus
Traineeship
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,690.00 $0.00 $1,690.00
Concession $504.40 $0.00 $504.40

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2022
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • The government rate for Australian Citizens over the age of 18, permanent visa holders, visa sub-class 309, 444, 820 or a 457 dependent visa

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

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