Certificate III in Aquaculture
This qualification specifies the competencies relevant to an individual working in the aquaculture sector of the seafood industry in the capacity of a skilled worker or leading hand.
The qualification will have application for people working:
for companies providing contract specialist services for aquaculture 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
on aquaculture farms or fishout/put-and-take operations.
An individual operating at this level will have a broad range of well-developed skills and the ability to adapt and transfer skills to new activities. That person will have some responsibility for decision making and may coordinate some team activities. Their duties may include:
installing or constructing stock culture or holding structures and other allied structures
maintaining the culture or holding environment by:
treating and disposing of effluent and wastes
monitoring environmental conditions
maintaining water quality
overseeing stock-related activities, such as:
feeding, handling, harvesting and controlling predators, pests and diseases
operating high technology water treatment components
implementing emergency procedures
implementing occupational health and safety policies and guidelines.
Duties may vary between aquaculture and aquatic holding enterprises.
Job role titles may include:
autonomous farm attendant
senior shop hand
shift or team leader