Certificate I in Aquaculture
This qualification represents the minimum requirements for an individual commencing a career as an aquaculturist. It provides individuals with an introduction to the aquaculture environment and some basic skills needed in this area of the seafood industry. It is an appropriate level for an individual undertaking work experience, or in a probationary period in employment. 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.
An individual operating at this level undertakes a range of basic work activities, such as feeding, handling and harvesting stock, minor construction work, general cleaning and maintenance of stock culture structures. Work is carried out under close direction and supervision and duties may vary between aquaculture enterprises.
Job role titles may include: