Qualification details

SFI40111 - Certificate IV 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 SFI40104 - Certificate IV 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
ACMCAS403A - Design, construct and maintain aquascapesDesign, construct and maintain aquascapes Elective
AHCBUS402A - Cost a projectCost a project Elective
AHCBUS404A - Operate within a budget frameworkOperate within a budget framework Elective
AHCCHM401A - Minimise risks in the use of chemicalsMinimise risks in the use of chemicals Elective
AHCCHM402A - Plan and implement a chemical use programPlan and implement a chemical use program Elective
AHCINF301A - Implement property improvement, construction and repairImplement property improvement, construction and repair Elective
AHCMOM402A - Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipmentSupervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment Elective
AHCWRK403A - Supervise work routines and staff performanceSupervise work routines and staff performance Elective
BSBADM407B - Administer projectsAdminister projects Elective
BSBADM409A - Coordinate business resourcesCoordinate business resources 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 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Aquaculture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Aquaculture Supervisor 

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 511 Certificate IV 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 HRM units from BSB07 Business Services Training Package updated

4

SFI11v2

SFIAQUA412A Develop emergency procedures for on-land operations replaced with SFIAQUA413A Develop emergency procedures for an aquaculture enterprise

3

SFI11v1.3

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

2

SFI11v1.1

Equivalent imported units updated

1

SFI11

Initial release

Description

This qualification specifies the competencies relevant to people working as aquaculturists in a supervisory or leadership capacity. A person operating at this level may be expected to comply with legislative requirements as well as implement a range of enterprise policies and procedures. They will also use their knowledge and skills to solve problems, plan for future work activities and take responsibility for others.

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 providing consultancy, advisory, equipment sale or other services.

Job role 

A person operating at this level supervises or coordinates a broad range of duties appropriate to work in this sector of the seafood industry which may include:

  • coordinating stock-related activities, such as:
  • feeding, handling, harvesting and controlling pests, predators and disease
  • coordinating the monitoring and maintaining of stock and the aquaculture environment
  • managing the installing, constructing and maintenance of stock holding and culture systems, and other farm structures
  • ensuring safe and efficient procedures for production of quality product
  • responsibility for:
  • use of mechanisation, automation or technology to improve production
  • training and induction of staff, including emergency procedures
  • compliance with occupational health and safety (OHS), environment, animal welfare and food safety regulations.

Work may vary between aquaculture and live holding enterprises.

Job role titles may include:

  • harvest manager
  • head supervisor
  • gear supervisor
  • safety officer
  • senior or head technician
  • shift leader
  • quality assurance or environmental officer.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • direct entry with prior experience in aquaculture or related field
  • SFI30111 Certificate III in Aquaculture
  • vocational and tertiary studies related to environmental sustainability
  • maritime skills, including certifications, such as Coxswain.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake:

  • SFI50111 Diploma of Aquaculture.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing , legislative , regulatory or certification considerations 

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

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

SFI40111 Certificate IV 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

  • calculating perimeters, area, volume, angles and scientific concepts, such as concentration
  • confirming production requirements and environmental monitoring requirements with senior personnel
  • explaining roles and responsibilities to staff
  • providing feedback on performance to staff
  • writing and presenting reports to management.

Teamwork

  • identifying and using the strengths of other team members
  • liaising with emergency agencies
  • supporting staff to meet work schedules and production outcomes
  • working with diverse individuals and groups.

Problem solving

  • applying a range of strategies in problem solving
  • developing measurement methods for monitoring non-routine water quality and environment parameters
  • diagnosing health problems
  • identifying husbandry practices to solve stock health issues.

Initiative and enterprise

  • adapting to new situations
  • assessing options for mechanisation or automation of process or activity
  • evaluating the benefits of contracted specialist labour
  • identifying improvements to the aquaculture enterprise, including efficiencies, productivity and systems, such as OHS, environmental management and quality assurance
  • manipulating water chemistry to improve water quality
  • reporting non-compliances and non-routine matters.

Planning and organising

  • developing routines for stock health management
  • interpreting stock health and other production plans to develop yearly calendar of activities, monitoring schedules and performance benchmarks
  • managing time and priorities
  • organising personnel into an efficient aquaculture operation
  • sequencing activities for safe and efficient operation.

Self-management

  • being timely and effective in responding to enterprise needs within work role
  • carrying a fair share of the workload
  • managing personal stress
  • prioritising work and related activities
  • taking responsibility and being accountable for planning and work outcomes.

Learning

  • being open to learning, new ideas and techniques
  • coaching staff within the enterprise to improve performance
  • contributing to the learning of others
  • learning in order to take up new opportunities
  • participating in ongoing learning.

Technology

  • using high technology components for waste treatment in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS)
  • using technology and computer software to record and analyse data
  • using technology to monitor environmental factors in culture or holding structures
  • using technology to monitor expenses and budgets
  • using technology to present information, such as graphs and tables.

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

A total of twenty (20) units of competency must be achieved.

  • four (4) core units plus 
  • five (5) aquaculture specialist elective units (Group A) plus 
  • eleven (11) 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 IV or Diploma 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 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 

SFIAQUA308C

Maintain water quality and environmental monitoring

SFIAQUA316A

Oversee the control of predators and pests

SFIAQUA317A

Oversee the control of diseases

SFIAQUA401C

Develop and implement a stock health program

SFIAQUA402C

Coordinate construction or installation of stock culture, holding and farm structures

SFIAQUA404C

Operate hatchery

SFIAQUA406C

Seed and harvest round pearls

SFIAQUA407C

Coordinate sustainable aquacultural practices

SFIAQUA408C

Supervise harvest and post-harvest activities

SFIAQUA409B

Implement, monitor and review stock production

SFIAQUA410B

Implement a program to operate, maintain or upgrade a system comprising high technology water treatment components

SFIAQUA411A

Manage water quality and environmental monitoring in enclosed systems

SFIAQUA413A

Develop emergency procedures for an aquaculture enterprise

SFIOHS301C

Implement OHS policies and guidelines

ACMCAS403A

Design, construct and maintain aquascapes

AHCWRK403A

Supervise work routines and staff performance

BSBRSK401A

Identify risk and apply risk management processes

Group B : Other elective units 

Aquaculture operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIAQUA309C

Oversee harvest and post-harvest activities

SFIAQUA314A

Support hatchery operations

SFIAQUA318A

Coordinate feed activities

SFIEMS301B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Farm operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCBUS402A

Cost a project

AHCBUS404A

Operate within a budget framework

AHCCHM401A

Minimise risks in the use of chemicals

AHCCHM402A

Plan and implement a chemical use program

AHCINF301A

Implement property improvement, construction and repair

AHCMOM402A

Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment

Ornamental operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SIRXMER004A

Manage merchandise and store presentation

Occupational health and safety 

Unit code 

Unit title 

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

Quality assurance , food safety and environmental management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIEMS302B

Act to prevent interaction with protected species

SFIEMS401B

Conduct an internal audit of an environmental management system

BSBAUD402B

Participate in a quality audit

MTMCOR402C

Facilitate Quality Assurance process

MTMPSR412A

Participate in product recall

MTMPSR414A

Establish sampling program

MTMPSR406B

Manage and maintain a food safety plan

Business services 

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBADM407B

Administer projects

BSBADM409A

Coordinate business resources

BSBCUS401B

Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

BSBEBU401A

Review and maintain a website

BSBFIA302A

Process payroll

BSBFIA401A

Prepare financial reports

BSBITU203A

Communicate electronically

BSBITU305A

Conduct online transactions

BSBITU404A

Produce complex desktop published documents

BSBPUR401B

Plan purchasing

BSBPUR402B

Negotiate contracts

BSBRES401A

Analyse and present research information

BSBWOR301B

Organise personal work priorities and development

SITXMPR401

Coordinate production of brochures and marketing materials

TLIR4002A

Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

Frontline management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBATSIC411C

Communicate with the community

BSBINM401A

Implement workplace information system

BSBHRM404A

Review human resource functions

BSBHRM405A

Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff

BSBINN301A

Promote innovation in a team environment

BSBLED401A

Develop teams and individuals

BSBMGT401A

Show leadership in the workplace

BSBMGT403A

Implement continuous improvement

Industry leadership Focus A  - sector representation 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFILEAD401B

Develop and promote knowledge of the industry sector

SFILEAD402B

Negotiate effectively for the sector

SFILEAD403B

Demonstrate commitment and professionalism

Industry leadership Focus B  - resource management group membership 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFILEAD407A

Provide expert information to a resource management group

SFILEAD408A

Analyse information to develop strategic seafood management options

SFILEAD409A

Negotiate collective outcomes within the resource management group process

Small business management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBINM201A

Process and maintain workplace information

BSBSMB301A

Investigate micro business opportunities

BSBSMB401A

Establish legal and risk management requirements of a small business

BSBSMB402A

Plan small business finances

BSBSMB403A

Market the small business

BSBSMB404A

Undertake small business planning

BSBSMB405B

Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBSMB406A

Manage small business finances

BSBSMB407A

Manage a small team

Training and assessment 

Unit code 

Unit title 

TAEASS401B

Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS402B

Assess competence

TAEASS403B

Participate in assessment validation

TAEDEL402A

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

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