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SFI50119 Diploma of Aquaculture

SFI50119 Diploma of Aquaculture

National ID SFI50119 State ID BEJ2

Take your aquaculture career to the next level.

Hone your passions and your skills to specialised areas and learn the practical skills and knowledge to manage the operations of fish farms, marine farms, hatcheries and more.

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This course is eligible for a VET student loan. To see if you're eligible and to find more visit our Student Loans page. 

CampusesBatavia Coast Maritime Institute.

When Semester 1, 2024.

Study Mode On campus.

Become a leader in the industry.

This high-level qualification trains you to work in a management or leadership role within the aquaculture sector of the seafood industry. In this role individuals design, plan and implement programs and sustainable practices for an aquaculture enterprise that comply with a wide range of legislative and regulatory requirements.

The environments in which these individuals work include:

  • aquaculture farms or fishout/put-and-take operations,
  • companies providing contract specialist services for aquaculture operations,
  • companies providing consultancy, advisory, equipment sales or other services,
  • hatcheries and nurseries,
  • live post-harvest holding facilities, such as processing plants, wholesalers or transporters.

Important information

Select your preferred campus and apply

Semester 1, 2024


Duration 1 Year
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Batavia Coast Maritime Institute
How Classroom

Units and fees

To attain this qualification, you are required to successfully complete twelve (12) units of competence, comprising two (2) core and ten (10) elective units selected from the options provided below. 

For an approximate fee estimate, mark the boxes below corresponding to the number of units needed for this course. The estimated fees will be displayed on the right-hand side.


National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
SFIAQU504 Plan and implement environmentally sustainable aquacultural practices $289.50 $71.38
SFIBIO501 Plan and implement an aquaculture biosecurity plan $260.55 $66.15


National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
Process and interpret data
$347.40 $9.02
Analyse data and report results
$694.80 $18.70
Perform microscopic examination
$231.60 $5.78
Develop a stock nutrition program
$289.50 $71.38
Establish an aquaculture facility
$289.50 $71.38
Plan stock health management
$289.50 $71.38
Manage an aquaculture research trial
$347.40 $86.22
Plan and design stock culture or holding systems and structures
$289.50 $71.38
Develop stock production plan
$289.50 $71.38
Plan and design water supply and disposal systems
$318.45 $75.76

Please note: Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Fees may differ between campus locations due to the difference between elective units in the course study plan or a need to adapt courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for individuals depending on units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning (RPL).
  • Fees are payable at the time of enrolment.
  • Total fees quoted include tuition fees and resource fees. You may also be required to purchase text books, uniforms or other personal equipment that are not included in this fee estimate.
  • For Lower Fees, Local Skills (half-price) courses please refer to additional eligibility information above.
  • Concession rates: If eligible, proof of concession must be presented.
  • Concessions and the secondary school age fee cap do not apply to commercial courses (short courses), or Foundation Programs (i.e ESL and General Education).
  • Secondary school aged persons (in 2024, students born on or after 1 July 2006 who are at least 15 years old in 2024) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course (tuition) fee chargeable is $420. Additional resource fees and discretionary fees may apply. 
  • VET Student Loans for eligible courses and fee caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.

More information: Visit our fees and payment options page or call us on 1800 672 700

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