Certificate II in Aquaculture

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Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $2279

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Average Course Duration: 6 Months

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Description

This qualification represents the base entry point into this sector of the seafood industry and provides people with a range of core and underpinning skills and knowledge relevant to work as a field hand in the aquaculture sector. It is particularly applicable to school-based studies.

The qualification will have application for people working:

  • on aquaculture farms or fishout/put-and-take operations
  • in hatcheries and nurseries
  • in live post-harvest holding facilities, such as processing plants, wholesalers or transporters
  • in pet shops, public aquaria, zoos or other facilities with aquatic animals
  • for companies providing contract specialist services for aquaculture operations.
  • Job roles

    Individuals operating at this level undertake a sequence of routine tasks under direction caring for stock which may be at varying stages of development. Duties may include:

  • harvesting stock, carrying out post-harvest operations and preparing stock for transport
  • maintaining the quality of stock culture environment or holding facility, including water quality, temperature and flow
  • maintaining and constructing stock culture structures and other farm structures.
  • Work may vary between enterprises.

    Job role titles may include:

  • farm hand
  • general hand
  • shop hand
  • feeder
  • pond worker
  • farm labourer
  • hatchery or nursery assistant.
  • Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate II).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate II).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating.

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field (Certificate II) are most often employed as:

    Professionals

    28.2%

    Professionals
    Technicians and Trades Workers

    26.1%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Labourers

    22.5%

    Labourers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field (Certificate II) are most often employed in:

    Education and training

    26.9%

    Education and training
    Agriculture, forestry and fishing

    20.2%

    Agriculture, forestry and fishing
    Administrative and support services

    13.8%

    Administrative and support services

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     


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    Subsidised Training

    The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
    Select a state or territory for more information.

    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.


    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Seafood Industry Career Pathway

    Certificate II in Aquaculture is in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Seafood Industry.


    Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

     


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