Qualification details

SFI20111 - Certificate II in Aquaculture (Release 5)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
5 (this release)Current 06/Mar/2015
(View details for release 4) Replaced18/Dec/2013
(View details for release 3) Replaced20/Aug/2013
(View details for release 2) Replaced29/Mar/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced22/Jul/2011

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes SFI20104 - Certificate II in Seafood Industry (Aquaculture) 21/Jul/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCARB205A - Operate and maintain chainsawsOperate and maintain chainsaws Elective
AHCBIO202A - Follow site quarantine proceduresFollow site quarantine procedures Elective
AHCCHM201A - Apply chemicals under supervisionApply chemicals under supervision Elective
AHCCHM304A - Transport, handle and store chemicalsTransport, handle and store chemicals Elective
AHCINF204A - Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structuresFabricate and repair metal or plastic structures Elective
AHCMOM202A - Operate tractorsOperate tractors Elective
AHCMOM204A - Undertake operational maintenance of machineryUndertake operational maintenance of machinery Elective
AHCMOM205A - Operate vehiclesOperate vehicles Elective
AHCMOM304A - Operate machinery and equipmentOperate machinery and equipment Elective
AHCPMG201A - Treat weedsTreat weeds Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 841111 Aquaculture Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9921-79 Farm Hands Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0507 Fisheries Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841111 Aquaculture Worker 07/Aug/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9921-79 Farm Hands Nec 07/Aug/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0507 Fisheries Studies 07/Aug/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 21/Jul/2011 
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Modification History

Release 

TP Version 

Comments 

5

SFI11v2.2

HLTFA301B Apply first aid replaced with HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Superseded units from RII09 Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package replaced with new units from RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package

Superseded units from SRO03 Outdoor Recreation Industry Training Package replaced with new units from SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package

Superseded units from TDM07 Maritime Training Package replaced with new units from MAR Maritime Training Package

4

SFI11v2

SFIFISH201C Provide support for diving operations replaced with SFIFISH211A Provide support for diving operations

SFIFISH307C Perform breath-hold diving operations replaced with SFIFISH312A Perform breath-hold diving operations

3

SFI11v1.3

HLTFA301B Apply first aid replaced with HLTFA311A Apply first aid in response to regulatory changes

2

SFI11v1.1

TLID2010A Operate a forklift replaced with TLILIC2001A Licence to operate a forklift truck in response to regulatory changes

Equivalent imported units updated

1

SFI11

Initial release

Description

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.

Job roles 

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:

  • farm hand
  • general hand
  • shop hand
  • feeder
  • pond worker
  • farm labourer
  • hatchery or nursery assistant.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Entry into this qualification may be:

  • by direct entry and without prior aquaculture skills or knowledge
  • through a school vocational studies program combined with work experience.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake a:

  • SFI30111 Certificate III in Aquaculture
  • SFI30311 Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management Support).

Maritime competencies gained through SFI20111 Certificate II In Aquaculture may be counted towards a Coxswain maritime certification.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing , legislative , regulatory or certification considerations 

Licences for operating motor vehicles, tractors, forklifts, vessels and other plant apply for some competencies. Occupational health and safety (OHS), food safety, and environmental protection regulations apply to aquaculture enterprises.

This qualification contains SFISHIP units for basic vessel operation skills. If a Coxswain certification is required then consider undertaking some or all of the units found in the electives, in the functional grouping, Maritime operations. The remaining competencies required to achieve the Coxswain certification can be gained in the SFI30111 Certificate III in Aquaculture.

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

SFI20111 Certificate II in Aquaculture 

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the aquaculture sector for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements and may vary from one agency to another.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • counting stock numbers
  • estimating percentage of feed consumed
  • estimating the duration of tasks
  • oral reporting on work activities, problems and abnormal stock behaviour to a supervisor
  • reading and interpreting standard operating procedures (SOPs) and equipment manufacturer guidelines
  • reading meters or test kits when making adjustments to culture environment or calibrating equipment
  • reading schedules relating to feeding, grading or harvesting
  • recording and reporting data.

Teamwork

  • contributing to participative OHS arrangements
  • respecting people from diverse backgrounds
  • sharing information relevant to work with co-workers
  • undertaking duties in a positive manner to promote cooperation.

Problem solving

  • assisting in solving problems
  • recognising and resolving problems and conflicts that may arise in the workplace
  • reporting problems to supervisor
  • recording and reviewing water quality data or environmental condition.

Initiative and enterprise

  • adapting to new situations
  • identifying environmental, OHS and food safety hazards
  • monitoring and responding to changing weather conditions
  • monitoring stock and responding to abnormal activity.

Planning and organising

  • collecting and checking equipment before beginning work activities
  • identifying hazards prior to commencing a job
  • moving equipment into position in readiness for work activities
  • planning to complete work within an allocated time frame.

Self-management

  • prioritising work
  • seeking support to improve own performance.

Learning

  • identifying own learning needs for future work requirements and career aspirations.

Technology

  • using automated equipment, such as feeders and data loggers.

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

A total of fifteen (15) units of competency must be achieved.

  • four (4) core units plus 
  • four (4) aquaculture specialist elective units (Group A) plus 
  • seven (7) elective units that may be selected from a combination of:
  • Group A aquaculture specialist units not yet selected for this qualification
  • Group B elective units
  • imported units from this Training Package or from any other nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course. A maximum of three (3) units can be imported, however, at least 2 of those units must be aligned to Certificate II or III level. Units must be relevant to aquaculture operations and not duplicate skills already selected.

Core units of competency 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFICORE101C*

Apply basic food handling and safety practices

SFICORE103C

Communicate in the seafood industry

SFICORE105B

Work effectively in the seafood industry

SFICORE106B

Meet workplace OHS requirements

* Note: SFICORE101C is not a required unit for operations that are growing or holding species not destined for human consumption. This includes ornamental or display species, stock for pearls, and stockers for conservation purposes. The unit FDFOP2063A Apply quality systems and procedures, is to be used in its place.

Elective units of competency 

Group A : Aquaculture specialist units 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIAQUA201C

Collect broodstock and seedstock

SFIAQUA205C

Feed stock

SFIAQUA206C

Handle stock

SFIAQUA209C

Manipulate stock culture environment

SFIAQUA211C

Undertake routine maintenance of water supply and disposal systems and structures

SFIAQUA212C

Work with crocodiles

SFIAQUA213C

Monitor stock and environmental conditions

SFIAQUA214B

Produce algal or live-feed cultures

SFIAQUA215B

Carry out on-farm post-harvest operations

SFIAQUA216B

Harvest cultured or held stock

SFIAQUA217B

Maintain stock culture, holding and other farm structures

SFIAQUA219B

Operate and maintain high technology water treatment components

SFIAQUA221A

Control predators and pests

SFIAQUA222A

Control diseases

AHCMOM304A

Operate machinery and equipment

MTMP2002C

Prepare animals for slaughter

Group B : Other elective units 

Aquaculture operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIAQUA220A

Use waders

SFIEMS201B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

SFIFISH209C

Maintain the temperature of seafood

SFIFISH210C

Assemble and repair damaged netting

SFISTOR202C

Receive and distribute product

SFISTOR204A

Prepare, pack and dispatch stock for live transport

SFISTOR205A

Prepare, pack and dispatch non-live product

Diving operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIFISH211A

Provide support for diving operations*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

SFIFISH312A

Perform breath-hold diving operations*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

SISOODR302A

Plan outdoor recreation activities

SISOOPS304A

Plan for minimal environmental impact

SISOSCB301A

SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

Farm operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCBIO202A

Follow site quarantine procedures

AHCCHM201A

Apply chemicals under supervision

AHCCHM304A

Transport, handle and store chemicals

AHCMOM202A

Operate tractors

AHCMOM205A

Operate vehicles

AHCPMG201A

Treat weeds

Fishing operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIFISH208C

Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve purse seines to land catch

Maintenance and operations support 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCARB205A

Operate and maintain chainsaws

AHCINF204A

Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures

AHCMOM204A

Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

RIICCM205D

Carry out manual excavation

RIICCM208D

Carry out basic levelling

RIICCM211D

Erect and dismantle temporary fencing and gates

RIICRC208A

Lay pipes

RIISAM201D

Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of nontoxic materials

RIISAM203D

Use hand and power tools

RIISAM204D

Operate small plant and equipment

SITHACS101

Clean premises and equipment

Maritime operations 

The units in this group can contribute towards a MAR20313 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal). Additional MAR units from this qualification are listed in Certificate III in Aquaculture.

The units below are equivalent to the former Elements of Shipboard Safety.

Unit code 

Unit title 

MARC020

Transmit and receive information by marine radio

MARF001

Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment

MARF002

Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel

MARF004

Meet work health and safety requirements

MARF005

Survive at sea using survival craft

Occupational health and safety 

Unit code 

Unit title 

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

Ornamental operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SIRXCCS201

Apply point-of-sale handling procedures

SIRXINV001A

Perform stock control procedures

Quality assurance and food safety 

Unit code 

Unit title 

FDFOP2063A

Apply quality systems and procedures

FDFFS2001A

Implement the food safety program and procedures

Seafood processing 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIPROC101C

Clean fish*

SFIPROC106B Work with knives

SFIPROC102C

Clean work area

SFIPROC105B

Fillet fish and prepare portions*

SFIPROC106B Work with knives

SFIPROC106B

Work with knives

SFIPROC201C

Head and peel crustaceans

SFIPROC203C

Shuck molluscs

FDFOP2056A

Operate a freezing process

Seafood sales , distribution and marketing 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIDIST202C

Retail fresh, frozen and live seafood

SIRXICT001A

Operate retail technology

SIRXCCS202

Interact with customers

SIRXFIN201

Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal

Seafood transport and storage 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFISTOR203C

Assemble and load refrigerated product

TLID1001A

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

TLID2004A

Load and unload goods/cargo

TLILIC2001A

Licence to operate a forklift truck

Vessel operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIFISH215B

Apply deckhand skills aboard a fishing vessel

SFISHIP201C

Comply with organisational and legislative requirements

SFISHIP205C

Maintain marine plant

SFISHIP206C

Operate a small vessel

SFISHIP207C

Operate and maintain outboard motors

SFISHIP208C

Operate low powered diesel engines

Business services 

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBCUS201B

Deliver a service to customers

BSBINM201A

Process and maintain workplace information

BSBWOR204A

Use business technology

FNSACC301A

Process financial transactions and extract interim reports

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