SFI20219 Certificate II in Fishing Operations

National ID
SFI20219
WA Course Code
BEI4
CRICOS code
0100605

Why choose this course?

With this qualification, turn your passion for fishing into a career in the fishing sector of the seafood industry. Learn a broad range of routine processes and procedures which include maintaining fishing gear, operating small vessels, using deck equipment, processing and basic marine science skills.

During this course you will gain the knowledge and skills in assisting with the operation of fishing gear and equipment, basic processing and temperature control of harvest, general cleaning and maintenance of equipment and vessel, and handling, harvesting and sorting by catch.

If you want to continue your studies, you can enrol in the SFI30219 Certificate III in Fishing Operations.

Career opportunities

  • Fisher
  • General Deckhand

  • 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 and simulated work environment, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $750
  • Materials fee: $30

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 will have access to the Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (BCMI) for a minimum of 2 days per week in the simulated workplace and aboard the training vessel “Master Class”.  Students are also scheduled to take overnight trips aboard the training vessel to put into practice their deck hand training.

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
  • 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
  • SFIXSI202 Maintain the temperature of seafood
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
  • SFIFSH204 Use pots and traps to land catch
  • SFIFSH206 Use hand operated lines to land catch
  • SFIVOP203 Operate a small vessel

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written or oral assessments, workshop activities, projects, assignments, structured prescribed reading and direct observations skills including practical activities and role plays.

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 this 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 a fully equipped classrooms and computer labs, small vessels, outboards, safety management systems, personal protective equipment, AMSA Notices and Guidance Notes, first aid kits and specialised marine and mooring equipment.

Facilities and equipment may include access to a simulated workplace at the Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (BCMI), training vessels including dinghies, centre console vessels, the 62ft vessel Master Class and marine radios.

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 and simulated work environment, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $6,240
  • Resources fee: $750
  • Materials fee: $30

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 will have access to the Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (BCMI) for a minimum of 2 days per week in the simulated workplace and aboard the training vessel “Master Class”.  Students are also scheduled to take overnight trips aboard the training vessel to put into practice their deck hand training.

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
  • 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
  • SFIXSI202 Maintain the temperature of seafood
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • 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
  • SFIFSH204 Use pots and traps to land catch
  • SFIFSH206 Use hand operated lines to land catch
  • SFIVOP203 Operate a small vessel

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written or oral assessments, workshop activities, projects, assignments, structured prescribed reading and direct observations skills including practical activities and role plays.

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 this 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 a fully equipped classrooms and computer labs, small vessels, outboards, safety management systems, personal protective equipment, AMSA Notices and Guidance Notes, first aid kits and specialised marine and mooring equipment.

Facilities and equipment may include access to a simulated workplace at the Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (BCMI), training vessels including dinghies, centre console vessels, the 62ft vessel Master Class and marine radios.

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