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SFI20219 Certificate II in Fishing Operations

National ID: SFI20219 State ID: BEI4
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Turn your passion for fishing into a career.

This qualification will give you the basic skills you need to start work in the fishing sector of the seafood industry. This course will teach you a broad range of routine processes and procedures which may include maintaining fishing gear, operating small vessels, using deck equipment, processing and basic marine science skills.

You will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Assisting with operation of fishing gear and equipment
  • Basic processing and temperature control of harvest
  • General cleaning and maintenance of equipment and vessel, and
  • Handling, harvesting and sorting by-catch.

Important COVID-19 Information Regarding Overnight Voyages and Day Trips

Overnight voyages

This information applies to the following skill sets:

  • Abrolhos Planting
  • Bird Watching
  • Kayaking
  • SCUBA

Vaccinations

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.

Sleeping arrangements

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. 

Social distancing

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.

Day trips

Social distancing

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.

Other Information

Third Party Provider

Central Regional TAFE engages the services of a Third Party in the provision of this course. Further details can be provided prior to enrolment.

Job opportunities include:

  • Pond Worker
  • Hatchery or Nursery Assistant 
  • Farm Manager
  • Production Manager
  • New Technology/Automation Specialist 

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. 

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We are currently taking expressions of interest for this course. Contact our student services team on 1800 672 700 for more information or complete the course enquiry form below. 

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If you plan to study in Australia as an International student, please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au for more information.