Certificate IV in Aquaculture

SFI40111

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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

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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:

    Labourers

    31.4%

    Labourers
    Technicians and Trades Workers

    23.0%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Managers

    20.4%

    Managers

    Industries

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

    Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

    49.1%

    Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
    Public Administration and Safety

    9.0%

    Public Administration and Safety
    Arts and Recreation Services

    8.8%

    Arts and Recreation Services

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

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    Subsidised Training

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    Unfortunately, no subsidies are currently available for this course.

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