Why choose this course?
Build on your skills and knowledge in the fishing and seafood industry with this qualification. You will learn to understand shipboard orders, follow safe work practices, fishing operations and marine communication. Acquire knowledge and skills in the correct use of fishing gear and equipment, monitoring environment and water quality, and how to handle, harvest and sort by catch.
During this course you will be involved in coastal navigation and meteorology, marine biology and ecology and the use of technology in the aquaculture field. By the end of this course, you will have the seaperson skills to operate a small vessel and be able to apply management skills across the fishing operations industry.
The course is available at Central Regional TAFE, Geraldton campus, which is a coastal city in the mid-west region of Western Australia. Upon completion of your studies, you have the option to continue into SFI50119 Diploma of Aquaculture for a further 12 months.
- Deckhand - Sailing Charters
- General Deckhand
An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.
Completion of SFI20219 Certificate II in Fishing Operations is required for entry into this course.
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.