Certificate III in Aquaculture

National ID: SFI30119
State ID: BEI5
Qualification level: Certificate III

Course is available at the following locations

Public
Central Regional TAFE

<h3>Are you interested in sustainable food sources? </h3>
<p>This qualification is suitable for those wanting to rise through the ranks and become leading hands and supervisors within the aquaculture industry. Once qualified and working in a leadership role you will be responsible for decision making and coordinating team activities such as feeding, construction, managing live feeds and overseeing water quality monitoring.</p>
<p>You will gain knowledge and skills in:</p>
<ul>
<li>Coordinating fish farming activities</li>
<li>Monitoring and implementing emergency and safety procedures</li>
<li>Controlling pests, predators and disease</li>
<li>Handling food</li>
<li>Handling and harvesting stock</li>
<li>Maintaining water environments and</li>
<li>Applying chemicals and biological agents.</li>
</ul>

Course description

<h3>Are you interested in sustainable food sources? </h3>
<p>This qualification is suitable for those wanting to rise through the ranks and become leading hands and supervisors within the aquaculture industry. Once qualified and working in a leadership role you will be responsible for decision making and coordinating team activities such as feeding, construction, managing live feeds and overseeing water quality monitoring.</p>
<p>You will gain knowledge and skills in:</p>
<ul>
<li>Coordinating fish farming activities</li>
<li>Monitoring and implementing emergency and safety procedures</li>
<li>Controlling pests, predators and disease</li>
<li>Handling food</li>
<li>Handling and harvesting stock</li>
<li>Maintaining water environments and</li>
<li>Applying chemicals and biological agents.</li>
</ul>

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
North Regional TAFE

<h3>Turn the ocean into your office with a career in the aquaculture industry.</h3>
<p>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.</p>
<h4>The course covers:</h4>
<ul>
<li>Aquaculture and animal handling</li>
<li>Team work and team management, including supervision</li>
<li>Biology and ecology</li>
<li>Basic construction</li>
<li>Disease and pest management</li>
<li>Hatchery operations</li>
<li>Water quality</li>
<li>Seafood handling</li>
</ul>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>This course is available at other campus locations upon request.</p>

Course description

<h3>Turn the ocean into your office with a career in the aquaculture industry.</h3>
<p>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.</p>
<h4>The course covers:</h4>
<ul>
<li>Aquaculture and animal handling</li>
<li>Team work and team management, including supervision</li>
<li>Biology and ecology</li>
<li>Basic construction</li>
<li>Disease and pest management</li>
<li>Hatchery operations</li>
<li>Water quality</li>
<li>Seafood handling</li>
</ul>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>This course is available at other campus locations upon request.</p>

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
South Metropolitan TAFE

<h3>Are you looking to join a school of fish lovers?</h3>
<p>This course is ideal for those looking to expand on the skills and knowledge they gained in Certificate II in Aquaculture. It also comes packed with opportunities to upskill with either boating or diving skills. While a solid foundation in aquatic science is essential, the aquaculture sector prefers to hire staff with additional boating and/or diving qualifications.  </p>
<h4>You will gain the following knowledge and skills:</h4>
<ul>
<li>Care for and maintain fish stocks, culture and holding environments </li>
<li>Installing or constructing stock culture or holding structures and other allied structures</li>
<li>Assessing and controlling biosecurity and stock health and treating aquatic stock for diseases</li>
<li>Monitoring and maintaining water quality</li>
<li>Co-ordinating feeding activities, handling and harvesting operations for aquatic stock</li>
<li>Operating high technology water treatment components</li>
<li>Implementing emergency procedures, occupational health and safety policies and guidelines</li>
</ul>
<h4><strong>Further skills from the maritime industry</strong></h4>
<h5><strong>Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)</strong></h5>
<ul>
<li>Commanding and operating a vessel less than 12 metres long with unlimited outboard engine propulsion, or inboard engines less than 100 kilowatts</li>
</ul>
<p>Coxswain's can gain employment in the small vessel sector in commercial workboats, aquaculture, fisheries and tourism.</p>
<h4>Specialist facilities in the maritime heart of Fremantle</h4>
<p>Our Fremantle campus features a working aquaculture facility with hatchery tanks and filtration systems and is within convenient walking distance to the fishing industry in Fremantle. Our lecturers have a strong relationship with the Australian Centre for Applied Aquaculture Research (ACAAR) in the neighbouring facility.</p>

Course description

<h3>Are you looking to join a school of fish lovers?</h3>
<p>This course is ideal for those looking to expand on the skills and knowledge they gained in Certificate II in Aquaculture. It also comes packed with opportunities to upskill with either boating or diving skills. While a solid foundation in aquatic science is essential, the aquaculture sector prefers to hire staff with additional boating and/or diving qualifications.  </p>
<h4>You will gain the following knowledge and skills:</h4>
<ul>
<li>Care for and maintain fish stocks, culture and holding environments </li>
<li>Installing or constructing stock culture or holding structures and other allied structures</li>
<li>Assessing and controlling biosecurity and stock health and treating aquatic stock for diseases</li>
<li>Monitoring and maintaining water quality</li>
<li>Co-ordinating feeding activities, handling and harvesting operations for aquatic stock</li>
<li>Operating high technology water treatment components</li>
<li>Implementing emergency procedures, occupational health and safety policies and guidelines</li>
</ul>
<h4><strong>Further skills from the maritime industry</strong></h4>
<h5><strong>Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)</strong></h5>
<ul>
<li>Commanding and operating a vessel less than 12 metres long with unlimited outboard engine propulsion, or inboard engines less than 100 kilowatts</li>
</ul>
<p>Coxswain's can gain employment in the small vessel sector in commercial workboats, aquaculture, fisheries and tourism.</p>
<h4>Specialist facilities in the maritime heart of Fremantle</h4>
<p>Our Fremantle campus features a working aquaculture facility with hatchery tanks and filtration systems and is within convenient walking distance to the fishing industry in Fremantle. Our lecturers have a strong relationship with the Australian Centre for Applied Aquaculture Research (ACAAR) in the neighbouring facility.</p>

Campus locations

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