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Course Number: SFI30111R5-01V04
Seafood is the most consumed animal protein in the world, and if you have a love of water and enjoy working outdoors, you can make a splash in a growing industry with our Certificate III Aquaculture qualification. This course helps you to develop proficiency in the skills required to work in an aquaculture enterprise as a leading hand with limited supervisory requirements. You will learn how to handle, feed, monitor and harvest livestock; maintain water quality; interpret and implement stock related procedures. Because aquaculture is such a diverse yet specialised field, North Coast TAFE has ensured that the Certificate III in Aquaculture (Online) is customisable and incorporates electives from a variety of sectors disciplines within the profession, including: aquarium industry, hatchery operations, recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS).
On the job/in the Community
North Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you complete this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field. Students who complete this qualification level will have developed a range of technical and communication skills that will enable them to complete mostly routine tasks and interpret and act on information available to them. They will provide solutions to predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems and in a work setting may take some responsibility for the work of others.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.Work PlacementWork placement can commence after the successful completion of the assessment for Group 1 (introductory units of this course). Your expert TAFE Natfish teachers will provide you with advice and assistance in obtaining a suitable work placement.You are required to complete a minimum of 4 weeks paid employment or volunteer work in an appropriate workplace, in order to complete the practical aspects and assessment of this course. Working 1 day per week on a farm would be ideal, but due to the regional and geographically spread nature of the industry it is likely that you will have to do your work placement in blocks.
When you finish this course you can apply for advanced standing in the Certificate IV in Seafood Industry (Aquaculture)
Aquaculture enterprise skilled worker or leading hand, farm attendant, hatchery technician, pond or water quality technician
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
Find out more about RPL at North Coast TAFE
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