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.
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
Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
Study options and how to apply
Click on your preferred study option below to get started with your application or enrolment.
Available all year round, 2022
Batavia Coast Maritime Institute - Self Paced Onsite
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.
|When||Available all year round, 2022|
|Where||Batavia Coast Maritime Institute|
|How||Self Paced Onsite|
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