Certificate IV in Aquaculture

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Course Overview

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Description

This qualification specifies the competencies relevant to people working as aquaculturists in a supervisory or leadership capacity. A person operating at this level may be expected to comply with legislative requirements as well as implement a range of enterprise policies and procedures. They will also use their knowledge and skills to solve problems, plan for future work activities and take responsibility for others.

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
  • for companies providing consultancy, advisory, equipment sale or other services.
  • Job role

    A person operating at this level supervises or coordinates a broad range of duties appropriate to work in this sector of the seafood industry which may include:

  • coordinating stock-related activities, such as:
  • feeding, handling, harvesting and controlling pests, predators and disease
  • coordinating the monitoring and maintaining of stock and the aquaculture environment
  • managing the installing, constructing and maintenance of stock holding and culture systems, and other farm structures
  • ensuring safe and efficient procedures for production of quality product
  • responsibility for:
  • use of mechanisation, automation or technology to improve production
  • training and induction of staff, including emergency procedures
  • compliance with occupational health and safety (OHS), environment, animal welfare and food safety regulations.
  • Work may vary between aquaculture and live holding enterprises.

    Job role titles may include:

  • harvest manager
  • head supervisor
  • gear supervisor
  • safety officer
  • senior or head technician
  • shift leader
  • quality assurance or environmental officer.
  • 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 IV).

    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 IV).

    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 (Certificate IV).

    Jobs

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

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    27%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Managers

    23.7%

    Managers
    Labourers

    17.9%

    Labourers

    Industries

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

    Agriculture, forestry and fishing

    43.9%

    Agriculture, forestry and fishing
    Electricity, gas, water and waste services

    8.4%

    Electricity, gas, water and waste services
    Arts and recreational services

    8.2%

    Arts and recreational 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.
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    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 2019-20 income year is $45,881.


    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 IV 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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