Why choose this course?
Further your knowledge in aquaculture and sustainable food sources with this qualification. This course will build your knowledge in fish farming by giving you the skills to be able to plan, install and construct structures to house fish and other species. During your studies you will acquire the skills to create a balanced environment for stock by ensuring the water temperature and flow are all of good quality, which is vital for healthy fish stock. Your newly gained knowledge will also give you the opportunity to identify and treat diseases and dispose of effluent wastes when required.
Part of this course involves harvesting stock, carrying out postharvest operations and arranging stock transport. It will be your responsibility to operate high technology water treatment components and implement emergency procedures and occupational health and safety guidelines if they arise.
This qualification is very practical and hands on with extensive salt and freshwater facilities located at the campuses.
If you want to further expand your aquaculture skills then consider studying the SFI50119 Diploma of Aquaculture for a further 12 months.
- Aquaculture Farm Attendant
- Pond Worker
An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.
Completion of SFI20119 Certificate II in Aquaculture is required for entry into this course at Central Regional TAFE (CRT).
Students will require the equivalent to Australian Year 10 only for entry into this course at South Metro TAFE - Fremantle campus.
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.
How to apply
Apply to study at TAFE in six steps:
- find a course;
- check entry requirements;
- submit an application;
- accept your offer and pay;
- apply for your student visa; and
- receive your visa and come to Australia for your studies.
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.