Certificate IV in Aquaculture
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.
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
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:
senior or head technician
quality assurance or environmental officer.