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SFI30119 Certificate III in Aquaculture

National ID: SFI30119 | State ID: BEI5

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.

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Please apply through TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) by clicking here.

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Available all year

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Duration 1 year
When Available all year
Where Broome Campus
How Distance learning + face-to-face workshops
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Page last updated October 26, 2020