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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
Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
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Semester 1, 2024
Batavia Coast Maritime Institute - Classroom
Available all year round, 2023
Batavia Coast Maritime Institute - Self Paced External
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, 2023|
|Where||Batavia Coast Maritime Institute|
|How||Self Paced External|
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