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SFI30211 Certificate III in Fishing Operations

National ID: SFI30211 | State ID: W987

Don't go to work - go fishing instead!

A Certificate III in Fishing Operations will give you the skills to work as a deckhand on a commercial fishing vessel. Learn a broad range of processes and procedures which may include vessel handling, using electronic fishing aids, navigation, charter operations, commercial fishing techniques, and basic fisheries management and marine science knowledge.

You will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Operating a small vessel and seamanship skills
  • Applying coastal navigation and meteorology skills
  • Applying principles and knowledge of marine biology and ecology to practical tasks
  • Developing fisheries management skills
  • Applying commercial fishing techniques, and
  • Using technology in the field of Aquaculture.

Entrance Requirements

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II
Important 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.


Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

Job opportunities

Completion of this course may lead to employment opportunities as a senior deckhand or coxswains in the fishing industry or on a commercial vessel.

Study pathway

Further study opportunities

Central Regional TAFE has many further study opportunities available. Check out our Course Guide for all your future study options. 

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
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Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by:

Calling your local campus on 1800 672 700 or completing the short course enquiry form at the bottom of your selected course page.


Delivery location, important dates and study options

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Course enquiry

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Page last updated June 18, 2019