Qualification details

SFI30111 - Certificate III 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 SFI30104 - Certificate III 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
ACMCAS305A - Maintain aquascapes and aquatic animalsMaintain aquascapes and aquatic animals Elective
AHCAGB301A - Keep records for a primary production businessKeep records for a primary production business Elective
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
AHCCHM303A - Prepare and apply chemicalsPrepare and apply chemicals Elective
AHCCHM304A - Transport, handle and store chemicalsTransport, handle and store chemicals Elective
AHCINF303A - Plan and construct conventional fencingPlan and construct conventional fencing Elective
AHCLSC302A - Construct landscape features using concreteConstruct landscape features using concrete Elective
AHCLSC303A - Construct brick and/or block structures and featuresConstruct brick and/or block structures and features Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 841111 Aquaculture Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4611-11 Farm Overseer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0507 Fisheries Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841111 Aquaculture Worker 07/Aug/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4611-11 Farm Overseer 07/Aug/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0507 Fisheries Studies 07/Aug/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 21/Jul/2011 
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Modification History

Release 

TP Version 

Comments 

5

SFI11v2.2

HLTFA311A Apply first aid replaced with HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Superseded units from SIT07 Tourism, Hospitality and Events Training Package replaced with new units from SIT12 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality 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

SFIDIVE301B Work effectively as a diver in the seafood industry replaced with SFIDIVE309A Work effectively as a diver in the seafood industry

SFIDIVE302B Perform diving operations using surface-supplied breathing apparatus replaced with SFIDIVE310A Perform diving operations using SSBA

SFIDIVE303B Perform diving operations using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus replaced with SFIDIVE311A Perform diving operations using SCUBA

SFIDIVE304B Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using surface-supplied breathing apparatus replaced with SFIDIVE312A Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using SSBA

SFIDIVE305B Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus replaced with SFIDIVE313A Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using SCUBA

SFIDIVE306B Perform compression chamber diving operations replaced with SFIDIVE314A Perform compression chamber diving operations

SFIDIVE307B Perform underwater work in the aquaculture sector replaced with SFIDIVE315A Perform underwater work in the aquaculture sector

SFIDIVE308B Perform underwater work in the wild catch sector replaced with SFIDIVE316A Perform underwater work in the wild catch sector

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

TLID3033A Operate a vehicle-mounted loading crane replaced with TLILIC0012A Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)

Equivalent imported units updated

Included prerequisites in Packaging Rules

1

SFI11

Initial release

Description

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.

Job roles 

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
  • responsibility for:
  • 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
  • junior technician
  • leading hand
  • senior shop hand
  • shift or team leader
  • supervisor
  • work foreman.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Entry into this qualification may be:

  • by direct entry
  • after completion of the SFI20111 Certificate II in Aquaculture.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake:

  • SFI40111 Certificate IV in Aquaculture
  • SFI40311 Certificate IV in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management).

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing , legislative , regulatory or certification considerations 

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

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

SFI30111 Certificate III 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
  • reading and interpreting standard operating procedures (SOPs) and equipment manufacturer guidelines or instructions
  • reading meters or test kits when making adjustments to culture or holding environment or calibrating equipment
  • reading schedules relating to feeding, grading or harvesting
  • recording and reporting data
  • summarising oral reports of team members on work activities, problems and abnormal stock behaviour for a supervisor.

Teamwork

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

Problem solving

  • developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems either individually or in teams
  • recognising and resolving problems and conflicts that may arise in the workplace
  • recording and reviewing water quality data or environmental conditions
  • reporting problems to supervisor.

Initiative and enterprise

  • adapting to new situations
  • being creative in response to workplace challenges
  • identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others
  • identifying, assessing and managing environmental, OHS and food safety hazards
  • monitoring and responding to changing weather conditions
  • monitoring stock and responding to abnormal activity
  • recognising and reporting faulty equipment and following OHS procedures.

Planning and organising

  • applying continuous improvement processes
  • coordinating labour, equipment and other resources to ensure that work is carried out according to timelines and priorities
  • establishing and communicating clear goals and deliverables for self and team members
  • identifying hazards prior to commencing a job
  • planning for self and work team to complete work within an allocated timeframe.

Self-management

  • maintaining own knowledge of the job role, reviewing own performance and actively seeking and acting upon advice and guidance
  • prioritising work and completing delegated tasks
  • taking responsibility at the appropriate level.

Learning

  • being open to learning, new ideas and techniques
  • identifying own learning needs for future work requirements and career aspirations
  • learning in a range of settings, including informal learning
  • sharing knowledge and skills with other team members.

Technology

  • examining options for automation, mechanisation or other technology to reduce risks and improve efficiencies
  • using automated equipment, such as feeders and data loggers.

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

A total of eighteen (18) units must be achieved.

  • four (4) core units plus 
  • five (5) aquaculture specialist elective units (Group A) plus 
  • nine (9) 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 four (4) units can be imported, however, at least two (2) of those units must be aligned to Certificate III or IV level. Units must be relevant to aquaculture operations and not duplicate units 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 aquaculture operations that are growing or holding 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 

SFIAQUA301C

Oversee and undertake effluent and waste treatment and disposal

SFIAQUA302C

Construct or install stock culture, holding and farm structures

SFIAQUA303C

Coordinate stock handling activities

SFIAQUA308C

Maintain water quality and environmental monitoring

SFIAQUA309C

Oversee harvest and post-harvest activities

SFIAQUA311B

Oversee production and maintain algal or live-feed cultures

SFIAQUA313B

Oversee operations of high technology water treatment components

SFIAQUA314A

Support hatchery operations

SFIAQUA315A

Oversee emergency procedures for on-land operations

SFIAQUA316A

Oversee the control of predators and pests

SFIAQUA317A

Oversee the control of diseases

SFIAQUA318A

Coordinate feed activities

SFIEMS301B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

SFIEMS302B

Act to prevent interaction with protected species

SFIOHS301C

Implement OHS policies and guidelines

AHCCHM303A

Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCLSK319A

Slaughter livestock

Group B : Other elective units 

Aquaculture operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIAQUA209C

Manipulate stock culture environment

SFIAQUA213C

Monitor stock and environmental conditions

SFIAQUA217B

Maintain stock culture, holding and other farm structures

SFIAQUA220A

Use waders

SFIFISH209C

Maintain the temperature of seafood

SFISTOR202C

Receive and distribute product

SFISTOR204A

Prepare, pack and dispatch stock for live transport

SFISTOR205A

Prepare, pack and dispatch non-live product

AHCWRK305A

Coordinate work site activities

FDFOP2063A

Apply quality systems and procedures

Crane operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

TLILIC0012A

Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)

TLILIC3006A

Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)

TLILIC3008A

Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)

Diving operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIDIVE309A

Work effectively as a diver in the seafood industry*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

SFIDIVE310A

Perform diving operations using SSBA*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

SFIDIVE311A

Perform diving operations using SCUBA*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

SFIDIVE312A

Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using SSBA*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

SFIDIVE313A

Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using SCUBA*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

SFIDIVE314A

Perform compression chamber diving operations*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

SFIDIVE315A

Perform underwater work in the aquaculture sector*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

SFIDIVE316A

Perform underwater work in the wild catch sector*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

SISOOPS304A

Plan for minimal environmental impact

SISOODR302A

Plan outdoor recreation activities

SISOSCB301A

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

Farm operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCAGB301A

Keep records for a primary production business

AHCARB205A

Operate and maintain chainsaws

AHCBIO202A

Follow site quarantine procedures

AHCCHM201A

Apply chemicals under supervision

AHCCHM304A

Transport, handle and store chemicals

AHCMOM305A

Operate specialised machinery and equipment

Fishing operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIFISH210C

Assemble and repair damaged netting

SFIFISH309B

Construct nets and customise design*

SFIFISH210C Assemble and repair damaged netting

SFIFISH310A

Adjust and position fishing gear

SFIFISH311A

Operate vessel deck machinery and lifting appliance

Maintenance and operations support 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCINF303A

Plan and construct conventional fencing

AHCLSC302A

Construct landscape features using concrete

AHCLSC303A

Construct brick and/or block structures and features

AHCLSC304A

Erect timber structures and features

AHCLSK321A

Service and repair bores and windmills

Maritime operations 

The units in this group include the remaining MAR units required to achieve MAR20313 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal). MAR units equivalent to the former Elements of Shipboard Safety are also available in SFI20111 Certificate II in Aquaculture.

Unit code 

Unit title 

MARB001

Assist with routine maintenance of a vessel

MARB002

Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems

MARB009

Manage refuelling

MARC003

Operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment

MARC005

Operate inboard and outboard motors

MARC006

Operate main propulsion and auxiliary systems

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

MARG002

Manage a small crew

MARH001

Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres

MARI001

Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres

MARI002

Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 80 metres

MARJ001

Follow environmental work practices

MARK001

Handle a vessel up to 12 metres

MARN002

Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres

MARN003

Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres

Occupational health and safety 

Unit code 

Unit title 

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

Ornamental operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

ACMCAS305A

Maintain aquascapes and aquatic animals

SIRXICT303

Operate retail information technology systems

SIRXMER303

Coordinate merchandise presentation

Quality assurance , food safety and environmental management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIEMS401B

Conduct an internal audit of an environmental management system

BSBRSK401A

Identify risk and apply risk management processes

FDFFS3001A

Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs*

FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

FDFFS2001A

Implement the food safety program and procedures

FDFOP2013A

Apply sampling procedures

FDFTEC3001A

Participate in a HACCP team*

FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

Seafood processing 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIPROC302C

Handle and pack sashimi-grade fish

SFIPROC304B

Boil and pack crustaceans

MTMSR303A

Smoke product

Seafood transport and storage 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFISTOR301C

Operate refrigerated storerooms

SITXINV201

Receive and store stock

SITXINV202

Maintain the quality of perishable items

SITXINV401

Control stock

TLILIC2001A

Licence to operate a forklift truck

Vessel operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIFISH215B

Apply deckhand skills aboard a fishing vessel

SFISHIP202C

Contribute to safe navigation

SFISHIP206C

Operate a small vessel

SFISHIP207C

Operate and maintain outboard motors

SFISHIP211C

Prepare for maintenance

Business services 

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBADM311A

Maintain business resources

BSBCUS301B

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBFIA301A

Maintain financial records

BSBFIA302A

Process payroll

BSBFIA303A

Process accounts payable and receivable

BSBFIA401A

Prepare financial reports

BSBINM301A

Organise workplace information

BSBITU306A

Design and produce business documents

BSBITU307A

Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

BSBITU309A

Produce desktop published documents

BSBRKG304B

Maintain business records

BSBSUS201A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Corporate management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBFLM303C

Contribute to effective workplace relationships

BSBFLM306C

Provide workplace information and resourcing plans

BSBFLM309C

Support continuous improvement systems and processes

BSBFLM311C

Support a workplace learning environment

BSBFLM312C

Contribute to team effectiveness

BSBINN301A

Promote innovation in a team environment

BSBWOR301B

Organise personal work priorities and development

E-business 

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBITU305A

Conduct online transactions

BSBRES401A

Analyse and present research information

BSBRKG402B

Provide information from and about records

Training and assessment 

Unit code 

Unit title 

TAEASS301B

Contribute to assessment

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

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