SFI30119 - Certificate III in Aquaculture

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Cultivating Success in Marine Farming

Enhance your aquaculture skills with our focused Certificate III course, designed for aspiring professionals and farm managers. Learn to manage sustainable and profitable aquaculture facilities, advancing your career in this vital industry.

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Course Content

This course is designed for individuals looking to delve deeper into the field of aquaculture. It provides comprehensive knowledge and skills to ensure participants can effectively manage and operate aquaculture facilities, ensuring sustainable and profitable production.

This course is ideal for individuals looking to advance their careers in aquaculture, farm managers seeking to update their knowledge, or those aiming to establish their own aquaculture ventures.

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
Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
Identify and report signs of aquatic disease or pests
Maintain water quality and environmental monitoring
Monitor harvest and post-harvest activities
Apply control measures for predators and pests
Apply control measures for diseases
Monitor stock handling activities
Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
Operate inboard and outboard motors
Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
Survive at sea using survival craft
Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres
Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres

Is This Course Right For You?

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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 II in Aquaculture


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


Certificate IV in Seafood Post Harvest Operations


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


Certificate III 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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