Diploma of Aquaculture
This qualification represents the competencies relevant to people working in the aquaculture sector of the seafood industry at a management level.
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 proving consultancy, advisory, equipment sales or other services.
A person operating at this level will have a wide range of technical skills and/or managerial, coordination and planning responsibilities which may include:
complying with a wide range of local, state, territory and federal government regulations and restrictions, including human resources, aquaculture operations, occupational health and safety (OHS), environment, animal welfare and food safety
designing and planning culture and holding systems and other structures
developing policies and procedures ensuing continual improvement throughout the business
implementing new technologies and ideas
managing risk and implementation of effective controls and corrective actions
managing the production system
sourcing external contractors and services.
Work may vary between aquaculture and aquatic holding enterprises.
Job role titles may include:
new technology/automation specialist.