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SFI30119 Certificate III in Aquaculture

National ID: SFI30119 State ID: BEI5
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Are you interested in sustainable food sources? 

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.

You will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Coordinating fish farming activities
  • Monitoring and implementing emergency and safety procedures
  • Controlling pests, predators and disease
  • Handling food
  • Handling and harvesting stock
  • Maintaining water environments and
  • Applying chemicals and biological agents.

Students must have a Certificate II in Aquaculture or equivalent training or industry experience.

Licensing, Legislation and Regulation Requirements

Licences for operating motor vehicles, tractors, forklifts, vessels, and other plant apply for some competencies. Occupational health and safety (OHS), food safety, and environmental protection regulations apply to aquaculture enterprises.


Upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate III in Aquaculture.

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. 

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Available all year round, 2023


Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study WHENEVER and WHEREVER suits you.  Typically, flexible, and self-paced options are part-time and open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start, enrol and study continuously. 

Once you enrol into your chosen units, you will have six (6) months from the date of your enrolment to complete your study.

Duration 6 Months
When Available all year round, 2023
Where Batavia Coast Maritime Institute
How Self Paced External


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Semester 1, 2023

Duration 6 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Batavia Coast Maritime Institute
How Classroom - Coxswain program
Duration 6 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Batavia Coast Maritime Institute
How Classroom - Land Operations program

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