SFI20119 - Certificate II in Aquaculture

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Foundation to Flourish in Aquaculture

Learn about the dynamic world of aquaculture with our comprehensive Certificate II in Aquaculture course. Designed specifically for beginners and those seeking to support the seafood industry, this qualification prepares you to become a skilled aquaculture assistant.

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Course Content

This course is designed for individuals aspiring to work in the aquaculture sector of the seafood industry. This course equips participants with the
necessary skills to effectively support the care of aquatic stock. Under the guidance of a supervisor, students will engage in various routine tasks,
including the handling, feeding, and monitoring of stock.

Additionally, participants will learn to assess and monitor environmental conditions to
ensure the well-being of aquatic stock. This qualification is an essential steppingstone for those seeking a rewarding career in aquaculture.

Aquaculture Fundamentals: An overview of the aquaculture industry, its significance, and the various types of aquaculture systems.
Species Cultivation: Detailed insights into the cultivation of various aquatic species, including fish, crustaceans, and mollusks.
Water Quality Management: Techniques and best practices for monitoring and maintaining optimal water quality in aquaculture systems.
Feeding and Nutrition: Understanding the nutritional needs of aquatic species and effective feeding strategies.
Health and Disease Management: Basics of aquatic animal health, disease identification, and preventive measures.
Breeding and Hatchery Operations: Techniques for breeding aquatic species, managing hatcheries, and ensuring healthy juvenile production.
Harvesting and Post-Harvest Handling: Best practices for harvesting aquatic species and post-harvest handling to ensure product quality.
Sustainability and Environmental Impact: Introduction to sustainable aquaculture practices and minimising environmental impact.

Units of Competency

Work effectively in the seafood industry
Communicate in the seafood industry
Meet workplace health and safety requirements
Handle stock
Inspect and clean aquatic work equipment
Identify and report signs of aquatic disease or pests
Apply basic seafood handling and safety practices
Maintain the temperature of seafood
Clean fish
Fillet fish and prepare portions
Work with knives

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Career Opportunities and Study Pathways

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work as aquaculture attendants or technicians for the care of aquatic stock in the aquaculture sector of the seafood industry. 

In this role, these individuals have responsibilities for the handling of stock, and maintaining water quality and monitoring environmental conditions. They may perform dives or vessel operations as part of their role.

Study Pathways

Previous Studies
Begin here to gain experience and confidence:


Certificate III in Aquaculture


Certificate III in Seafood Post Harvest Operations
Further Studies
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level:


Certificate III in Aquaculture


Certificate III in Seafood Post Harvest Operations
Related Studies
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability:


Certificate II in Seafood Post Harvest Operations


Certificate III in Seafood Post Harvest Operations

Common Career Opportunities

aquaculture technician
Aquaculture Technician

Work in aquaculture facilities, overseeing daily operations, monitoring water quality, and ensuring the health and well-being of aquatic species.

Hatchery Operator

Manage and operate hatcheries, ensuring the successful breeding and raising of juvenile aquatic species for later transfer to grow-out systems.

Aquaculture Farm Supervisor

Oversee operations at aquaculture farms, managing staff, ensuring optimal production, and maintaining quality standards.

Fish Health Officer

Monitor the health of aquatic species, diagnose diseases, and implement preventive measures to ensure the well-being of the stock.

fish feeeding
Aquatic Feed Specialist

Work with nutritionists to develop and implement feeding regimes for different species, ensuring optimal growth and health.

Seafood harvest
Harvesting Coordinator

Manage and oversee the harvesting processes, ensuring efficient operations and maintaining the quality of the produce.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Some SFI and imported units in the elective bank are subject to licencing, legislative or certification requirements, including:

  • occupational diving is regulated independently by each state and territory workplace health and safety authority. Users are advised to check with the relevant authority to confirm current requirements.
  • the MAR units that appear in the elective bank are subject to licencing and regulatory requirements. These units must be implemented in line with the MAR Maritime Training Package and Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requirements.
  • the TLI licencing units must be implemented in line with the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package.

This is an accredited course.

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*Fees may vary due to prerequisite qualifications. Contact us for more information on what fee structure you may be eligible for.

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