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Qualification details

SFI30119 - Certificate III in Aquaculture (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to SFI30111 - Certificate III in AquacultureRevised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes and allow for specialisations. Total number of units reduced by 2 units. Core units revised and decreased by 1 unit. 20/Jun/2019

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 21/Jun/2019


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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ACMCAS303 - Provide advice on selection and care of aquatic animalsProvide advice on selection and care of aquatic animals Elective
ACMCAS305 - Maintain aquascapes and aquatic animalsMaintain aquascapes and aquatic animals Elective
AHCBIO202 - Follow site quarantine proceduresFollow site quarantine procedures Elective
AHCCHM304 - Transport and store chemicalsTransport and store chemicals Elective
AHCCHM307 - Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseasesPrepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases Elective
AHCNAR302 - Collect and preserve biological samplesCollect and preserve biological samples Elective
FBPOPR2066 - Apply sampling proceduresApply sampling procedures Elective
HLTAID003 - Provide first aidProvide first aid Elective
MARB027 - Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systemsPerform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems Elective
MARC037 - Operate inboard and outboard motorsOperate inboard and outboard motors Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 841111 Aquaculture Worker 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0507 Fisheries Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Aquaculture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Aquaculture Production Hand,Aquaculture Leading Hand 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841111 Aquaculture Worker 21/Jun/2019 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0507 Fisheries Studies 21/Jun/2019 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 21/Jun/2019 
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Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with SFI Seafood Industry Training Package Version 1.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work as aquaculture attendants or technicians for the care of aquatic stock in the aquaculture sector of the seafood industry. In this role, these individuals have responsibilities for the handling of stock, and maintaining water quality and monitoring environmental conditions. They may perform dives or vessel operations as part of their role.

The environments in which these individuals work include:

  • aquaculture farms
  • aquarium wholesalers and retailers
  • hatcheries and nurseries
  • live post-harvest holding facilities.

All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures, according to state/territory health and safety, food safety, biosecurity and environmental regulations, legislation and standards that apply to the workplace.

Some SFI and imported units in the elective bank are subject to licencing, legislative or certification requirements, including:

  • occupational diving is regulated independently by each state and territory workplace health and safety authority. Users are advised to check with the relevant authority to confirm current requirements.
  • the MAR units that appear in the elective bank are subject to licencing and regulatory requirements. These units must be implemented in line with the MAR Maritime Training Package and Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requirements.
  • the TLI licencing units must be implemented in line with the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 16 units of competency:
  • 3 core units, plus
  • 13 elective units.

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. Any combination of electives that meets the packaging rules can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Aquaculture:

  • at least 5 electives listed in Group A
  • the remaining 8 elective units may be selected from any of the groups below
  • up to 4 electives may be selected from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation area as follows:

  • a minimum of 5 electives from Group B must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Aquaculture (Diving Operations)
  • a minimum of 8 electives from Group C must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Aquaculture (Vessel Operations).

Core Units

SFIBIO301

Identify and report signs of aquatic disease or pests

SFIWHS301

Contribute to workplace health and safety processes

SFIXSI201

Work effectively in the seafood industry

Elective Units

Group A Aquaculture Operations

ACMCAS303

Provide advice on selection and care of aquatic animals

ACMCAS305

Maintain aquascapes and aquatic animals

AHCBIO202

Follow site quarantine procedures

AHCNAR302

Collect and preserve biological samples

FBPOPR2066

Apply sampling procedures

SFIAQU301

Undertake effluent treatment and waste disposal

SFIAQU302

Construct or install stock culture, holding and farm structures

SFIAQU303

Monitor stock handling activities

SFIAQU304

Maintain water quality and environmental monitoring

SFIAQU305

Monitor harvest and post-harvest activities

SFIAQU306

Monitor production and maintain algal or live-feed cultures

SFIAQU307

Monitor the operations of a recirculating aquaculture system

SFIAQU308

Support hatchery operations

SFIAQU309

Carry out emergency procedures

SFIAQU310

Apply control measures for predators and pests

SFIAQU311

Apply control measures for diseases

SFIAQU312

Monitor feed activities

SFIAQU407

Coordinate sustainable aquacultural practices

SFIAQU408

Supervise harvest and post-harvest activities

SFIBIO401

Apply aquaculture biosecurity measures

Group B Diving Operations

An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements that must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details.

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

SFIDIV301

Work effectively as a diver in the seafood industry

SFIDIV302

Perform diving operations using SSBA

SFIDIV303

Perform diving operations using SCUBA

SFIDIV304

Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using SSBA

SFIDIV305

Undertake emergency procedures in SCUBA diving operations

SFIDIV306

Perform underwater work in the aquaculture sector

SISOOPS304A

Plan for minimal environmental impact

SISOSCB301A

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

SISOSCB303A*

Complete deep dives to between 18 and 40 metres

SISOSCB317A*

Complete a dive using Enriched Air Nitrox

Group C Vessel Operations

MARB027

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

MARC037

Operate inboard and outboard motors

MARC038

Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems

MARC043

Transmit and receive information by marine radio

MARC044

Transmit and receive information by marine VHF radio

MARF027

Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment

MARF028

Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel

MARF029

Meet work health and safety requirements

MARF030

Survive at sea using survival craft

MARH013

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

MARI003

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

MARJ006

Follow environmental work practices

MARK007

Handle a vessel up to 12 metres

MARN008

Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres

Group D General Electives

AHCCHM304

Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM307

Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

SFIAQU213

Use waders safely in aquatic environments

SFIEMS201

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

SFIFSH301

Operate vessel deck machinery and lifting appliance

SFIPRO101

Clean fish

SFIPRO103

Fillet fish and prepare portions

SFIPRO104

Work with knives

SFIPRO203

Shuck molluscs

SFISTR302

Supervise storage of temperature controlled stock

SFIXSI101

Apply basic seafood handing and safety practices

SFIXSI102

Communicate in the seafood industry

SFIXSI202

Maintain the temperature of seafood

SFIXSI402

Act to prevent interaction with protected species

SIRRMER001

Produce visual merchandise displays

TLILIC0003

Licence to operate a forklift truck

TLILIC0002

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

TLILIC0008

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

TLILIC0010

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

Prerequisite requirements

Unit of competency

Prerequisite requirement

SISOSCB303A Complete deep dives to between 18 and 40 metres

SISOSCB301A SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

SISOSCB317A Complete a dive using Enriched Air Nitrox

SISOSCB301A SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

SFI30119 Certificate III in Aquaculture

SFI30111 Certificate III in Aquaculture

Revised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes and allow for specialisations

Total number of units reduced by 2 units

Core units revised and decreased by 1 unit

Equivalent qualification

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=e31d8c6b-1608-4d77-9f71-9ee749456273