Certificate II in Aquaculture
This qualification represents the base entry point into this sector of the seafood industry and provides people with a range of core and underpinning skills and knowledge relevant to work as a field hand in the aquaculture sector. 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.
Individuals operating at this level undertake a sequence of routine tasks under direction caring for stock which may be at varying stages of development. Duties may include:
harvesting stock, carrying out post-harvest operations and preparing stock for transport
maintaining the quality of stock culture environment or holding facility, including water quality, temperature and flow
maintaining and constructing stock culture structures and other farm structures.
Work may vary between enterprises.
Job role titles may include:
hatchery or nursery assistant.