SFI20119 Certificate II in Aquaculture

National ID
SFI20119
WA Course Code
BEI8
CRICOS code
0100606

Why choose this course?

Pursue your passion for the aquatic life in the care and maintenance of fish stocks with this qualification.

You will learn skills in food handling, controlling pests, predators and diseases, handling and harvesting stock, maintaining and manipulating the water environment and applying chemicals and biological agents. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work as a field hand in an aquaculture operation such as a hatchery, sea cage or pond facility.

You can continue your interest in this field by enrolling into the SFI30119 Certificate III in Aquaculture.

Career opportunities

  • Aquaculture Farm Attendant
  • Pond Worker

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 10.

Your study options

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $395
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course however, students need access to a real or simulated workplace to meet all course requirements. Central Regional TAFE provides access to the Batavia Coast Maritime Institute and training vessels including a 62ft training vessel ‘Master Class’.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 12 units. These 12 are comprised of 5 core units and 7 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • SFIAQU202 Handle stock
  • SFIBIO201 Inspect and clean aquatic work equipment
  • SFIWHS201 Meet workplace health and safety requirements
  • SFIXSI102 Communicate in the seafood industry
  • SFIXSI201 Work effectively in the seafood industry
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MARC037 Operate inboard and outboard motors
  • SFIAQU204 Undertake routine maintenance of water supply and disposal systems and structures
  • SFIAQU205 Monitor water quality
  • SFIAQU208 Produce algal or live-feed cultures
  • SFIAQU210 Harvest cultured or held stock
  • SFIPRO101 Clean fish
  • SFISTR204 Prepare, pack and dispatch stock for live transport

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include direct observation to assess performance criteria and practical skills, knowledge-based tests both written an oral questions, and practical skills assessments are used to observe students whilst they perform required tasks.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to online learning resources, theory handouts and learning materials for maritime qualifications including skippers’ ticket workbook.

Facilities and equipment may include access to a simulated workplace at the Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (BCMI) consisting of aquaculture facilities, fully equipped classrooms, computer labs and workshops, small vessels, outboards, safety management systems, personal protective equipment, AMSA Notices and Guidance Notes, first aid kits, specialised marine equipment, nets, transport tubs, rotifer and algal culture, lights, sterilisers, stock, chemicals, oxygen and PH meters, test kits and fish holding systems.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $395
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course however, students need access to a real or simulated workplace to meet all course requirements. Central Regional TAFE provides access to the Batavia Coast Maritime Institute and training vessels including a 62ft training vessel ‘Master Class’.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 12 units. These 12 are comprised of 5 core units and 7 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • SFIAQU202 Handle stock
  • SFIBIO201 Inspect and clean aquatic work equipment
  • SFIWHS201 Meet workplace health and safety requirements
  • SFIXSI102 Communicate in the seafood industry
  • SFIXSI201 Work effectively in the seafood industry
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • MARC037 Operate inboard and outboard motors
  • SFIAQU204 Undertake routine maintenance of water supply and disposal systems and structures
  • SFIAQU205 Monitor water quality
  • SFIAQU208 Produce algal or live-feed cultures
  • SFIAQU210 Harvest cultured or held stock
  • SFIPRO101 Clean fish
  • SFISTR204 Prepare, pack and dispatch stock for live transport

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include direct observation to assess performance criteria and practical skills, knowledge-based tests both written an oral questions, and practical skills assessments are used to observe students whilst they perform required tasks.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to online learning resources, theory handouts and learning materials for maritime qualifications including skippers’ ticket workbook.

Facilities and equipment may include access to a simulated workplace at the Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (BCMI) consisting of aquaculture facilities, fully equipped classrooms, computer labs and workshops, small vessels, outboards, safety management systems, personal protective equipment, AMSA Notices and Guidance Notes, first aid kits, specialised marine equipment, nets, transport tubs, rotifer and algal culture, lights, sterilisers, stock, chemicals, oxygen and PH meters, test kits and fish holding systems.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).

For information about pathways from TAFE to university, view our Pathways to university page.

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TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

Last updated on November 30, 2022