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A Certificate II in Aquaculture will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist in the care and maintenance of fish stocks. You will learn skills in food handling, controlling pests, predators and diseases, handling and harvesting stock, maintaining and manipulating the water environment and applying chemicals and biological agents. It provides individuals with skills and knowledge to work as a field hand in an aquaculture operation such as a hatchery, sea cage or pond facility. It is applicable to school-based studies.
You will also gain knowledge and skills in:
- Controlling diseases
- Collecting broodstock
- Handling food
- Handling and harvesting stock
- Maintaining water environments and
- Applying chemicals and biological agents.
This course is half price for everyone (excl. school students) as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more here.
^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
Important COVID-19 Information Regarding Overnight Voyages and Day Trips
This information applies to the following skill sets:
- Abrolhos Planting
- Bird Watching
Central Regional TAFE (CRT) requires every person (crew and passengers) on the vessel to be fully vaccinated before overnight departures.
Passengers must provide CRT with proof of double vaccination before boarding the vessel. Passengers can email a pdf copy of their vaccination certificate to the lecturer or show their digital certificate. The Master will refuse anyone unable to provide proof of vaccination to board the vessel.
Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) prior to boarding
Before boarding the vessel, CRT will provide all passengers with a RAT. The Master will refuse anyone returning a positive test to board the vessel.
Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) while onboard
Carry out RATs on all persons that show COVID 19 symptoms while onboard the vessel.
If a person returns a positive test, the person will be isolated from other passengers. The vessel will return to port and follow directions from the Department of Health.
All positive tests will be recorded in the vessel logbook and reported to the CRT COVID Incident Coordinator.
To help maintain social distancing overnight, passengers are encouraged to bring a swag with them so that they can sleep on the deck or flybridge in the open air where possible.
In bad weather, the deck has a roof for protection.
All passengers and crew must wear a mask when in the wheelhouse area.
All passengers and crew must maintain a minimum of 2 square meters per person when in the wheelhouse and accommodation area of the vessel.
While in the wheelhouse area, all passengers and crew must wear a mask and abide by the 2 square meters per person.
Note: If the overall COVID 19 transmission risk level on the CRT COVID 19 risk assessment goes up to LEVEL 4, all boat trips will be cancelled until the level returns to LEVEL 3.
Third Party Provider
We may engage the services of a third party in the delivery of this course. Further details can be provided prior to enrolment.
Job opportunities include:
- Aquaculture Technician
- Field or Fisheries Officer
- Fish Farm Operations Manager
- Nursery Assistant
For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA
Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here.
Study options and how to apply
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