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Qualification details

SFI50111 - Diploma of Aquaculture (Release 4)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes SFI50104 - Diploma of Seafood Industry (Aquaculture) 21/Jul/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to SFI50119 - Diploma of AquacultureRevised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes. Total number of units reduced by 9 units in removing nesting of skills. Core units revised and decreased by 2 units. 20/Jun/2019

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
4 (this release) 06/Mar/2015
(View details for release 3) 18/Dec/2013
(View details for release 2) 29/Mar/2013
(View details for release 1) 22/Jul/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCAGB502A - Plan and manage infrastructure requirementsPlan and manage infrastructure requirements Elective
AHCAGB503A - Plan and monitor production processesPlan and monitor production processes Elective
AHCAGB505A - Develop a whole farm planDevelop a whole farm plan Elective
AHCAGB601A - Develop export markets for produceDevelop export markets for produce Elective
AHCAGB602A - Manage estate planningManage estate planning Elective
AHCAGB603A - Manage the production systemManage the production system Elective
AHCAGB604A - Analyse business performanceAnalyse business performance Elective
AHCAGB605A - Manage business capitalManage business capital Elective
AHCBUS501A - Manage staffManage staff Elective
AHCBUS505A - Develop a marketing planDevelop a marketing plan Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 121111 Aquaculture Farmer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4611-11 Farm Overseer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0507 Fisheries Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Aquaculture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Aquaculture Operations Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 121111 Aquaculture Farmer 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 421 Diploma 21/Jul/2011 
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Modification History

Release 

TP Version 

Comments 

4

SFI11v2.2

BSBPMG510A Manage projects replaced with BSBPMG522A Undertake project work

BSBWRK509A Manage industrial relations replaced with BSBWRK510A Manage employee relations

3

SFI11v2

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

2

SFI11v1.1

Equivalent imported units updated

1

SFI11

Initial release

Description

This qualification represents the competencies relevant to people working in the aquaculture sector of the seafood industry at a management level.

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 proving consultancy, advisory, equipment sales or other services.

Job role 

A person operating at this level will have a wide range of technical skills and/or managerial, coordination and planning responsibilities which may include:

  • complying with a wide range of local, state, territory and federal government regulations and restrictions, including human resources, aquaculture operations, occupational health and safety (OHS), environment, animal welfare and food safety
  • designing and planning culture and holding systems and other structures
  • developing policies and procedures ensuing continual improvement throughout the business
  • implementing new technologies and ideas
  • managing risk and implementation of effective controls and corrective actions
  • managing the production system
  • sourcing external contractors and services.

Work may vary between aquaculture and aquatic holding enterprises.

Job role titles may include:

  • owner/manager
  • farm manager
  • hatchery manager
  • production manager
  • quality manager
  • compliance manager
  • marketing manager
  • new technology/automation specialist.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • direct entry with prior aquaculture or related experience
  • SFI30111 Certificate III in Aquaculture
  • SFI30211 Certificate III in Fishing Operations
  • SFI30311 Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management Support)
  • SFI40111 Certificate IV in Aquaculture
  • SFI40311 Certificate IV in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management)
  • vocational and tertiary studies related to environmental sustainability or aquaculture.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake professional development activities in areas of benefit to their workplace and their personal aspirations.

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 

SFI50111 Diploma of 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 design criteria for culture and holding structures
  • comparing data to determine energy and water efficiency
  • consulting with industry representatives and experts
  • drawing up and monitoring budgets
  • interpreting legislation and regulations
  • interpreting plans and work specifications
  • negotiating with contractors and suppliers
  • researching new technological equipment or processes.

Teamwork

  • leading work teams
  • sharing information with work team on emergency procedures, sustainable aquaculture practices and production objectives
  • working with diverse individuals and groups.

Problem solving

  • applying analytical thinking to solve problems in the workplace
  • developing strategies in response to water quality and stock health issues
  • solving problems individually or in teams.

Initiative and enterprise

  • evaluating options for improvement
  • identifying potential improvements
  • recognising and taking advantage of market opportunities.

Planning and organising

  • applying risk management approaches
  • coordinating production and harvest activities with market requirements, and culture or holding species requirements
  • planning for production, stock health, construction and finance
  • setting up and implementing systems, such as quality assurance, food safety, OHS and ecologically sustainable development (ESD).

Self-management

  • following through on commitments
  • modelling professional behaviour to others
  • taking responsibility and being accountable for planning and production outcomes.

Learning

  • being open to learning, new ideas and techniques
  • creating a systematic approach to learning within an enterprise
  • contributing to the learning of others
  • learning in order to take up new opportunities
  • participating in ongoing learning.

Technology

  • applying technology as a production management and monitoring tool
  • using technology and related workplace equipment
  • using technology to present information, such as graphs and tables
  • using technology to manage finances, cash flows and monitor expenses.

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

A total of twenty one (21) units of competency must be achieved.

  • four (4) core units plus 
  • six (6) 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 three (3) 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 

SFIAQUA501C

Develop a stock nutrition program

SFIAQUA502C

Develop and implement an aquaculture breeding strategy

SFIAQUA503C

Establish an aquacultural enterprise

SFIAQUA504C

Plan environmentally sustainable aquacultural practices

SFIAQUA505C

Plan stock health management

SFIAQUA507C

Plan and design water supply and disposal systems

SFIAQUA508C

Plan and design stock culture or holding systems and structures

SFIAQUA509B

Develop stock production plan

SFIAQUA510B

Select, plan or design a system or facility utilising high technology water treatment components

SFIDIST501C

Export product

SFIDIST502C

Import product

SFIEMS501B

Develop workplace policy for sustainability

SFIOHS501C

Establish and maintain the enterprise OHS program

AHCAGB603A

Manage the production system

AHCBUS505A

Develop a marketing plan

AHCBUS506A

Develop and review a business plan

BSBRSK501B

Manage risk

Group B : Other elective units 

Aquaculture operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIAQUA407C

Coordinate sustainable aquacultural practices

SFIAQUA408C

Supervise harvest and post-harvest activities

SFIAQUA413A

Develop emergency procedures for an aquaculture enterprise

Farm operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCAGB502A

Plan and manage infrastructure requirements

AHCAGB503A

Plan and monitor production processes

AHCAGB505A

Develop a whole farm plan

AHCAGB601A

Develop export markets for produce

AHCAGB602A

Manage estate planning

AHCAGB604A

Analyse business performance

AHCAGB605A

Manage business capital

AHCBUS501A

Manage staff

AHCBUS507A

Monitor and review business performance

AHCBUS601A

Manage capital works

AHCBUS603A

Develop and review a strategic plan

AHCCHM501A

Develop and manage a chemical use strategy

AHCMOM501A

Manage machinery and equipment

AHCMOM502A

Implement a machinery management system

AHCMOM601A

Analyse machinery options

AHCWRK501A

Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program

AHCWRK502A

Collect and manage data

AHCWRK603A

Design and conduct a field-based research trial

Ornamental operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SIRXINV005A

Control inventory

Quality assurance and food safety 

Unit code 

Unit title 

MTMPS5603B

Develop, manage and maintain quality systems

MTMPSR5601B

Design and manage the food safety system

Business services 

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBADM502B

Manage meetings

BSBADM504B

Plan or review administrative systems

BSBFIM501A

Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBFIM502A

Manage payroll

BSBMGT515A

Manage operational plan

BSBHRM506A

Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

BSBINM601A

Manage knowledge and information

BSBMGT617A

Develop and implement a business plan

BSBPMG522A

Undertake project work

BSBPUR501C

Develop, implement and review purchasing strategies

BSBPUR502B

Manage supplier relationships

BSBPUR504B

Manage a supply chain

BSBWRK510A

Manage employee relations

FNSORG604A

Establish outsourced services and monitor performance

TAADEL502B

Facilitate action learning projects

Community management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIPROC611C

Participate in a media interview or presentation

AHCCCF502A

Facilitate development of group goals and projects

AHCCCF503A

Promote group formation and development

AHCCCF504A

Support group and community changes in resource management

AHCCCF505A

Contribute to regional planning process

AHCCCF506A

Manage the incorporation of a group

AHCCCF601A

Map regional issues and stakeholders

AHCILM506A

Operate within community cultures and goals

AHCILM508A

Propose a negotiated outcome for a given area of country

AHCLPW601A

Coordinate the preparation of a regional resource management plan

AHCWRK503A

Prepare reports

CHCCD404E

Develop and implement community programs

LGACOM502B

Devise and conduct community consultations

TLIR4003A

Negotiate a contract

Industry leadership Focus C  - Strategic development 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFILEAD501C

Develop and promote industry knowledge

SFILEAD502C

Shape strategic thinking

SFILEAD503C

Cultivate productive working relationships

SFILEAD504C

Plan and achieve change and results

SFILEAD505C

Communicate with influence

SFILEAD506C

Demonstrate personal drive and integrity

SFILEAD507C

Provide corporate leadership

Strategic management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBATSIC411C

Communicate with the community

BSBEBU501A

Investigate and design e-business solutions

BSBMGT516C

Facilitate continuous improvement

BSBLED501A

Develop a workplace learning environment

BSBINM501A

Manage an information or knowledge management system

BSBINN502A

Build and sustain an innovative work environment

BSBMGT502B

Manage people performance

BSBMGT605B

Provide leadership across the organisation

BSBMGT616A

Develop and implement strategic plans

BSBSUS501A

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

BSBWOR501B

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

PSPPOL501A

Develop organisation policy