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SFI20111 Certificate II in Aquaculture

2018

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Overview

Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

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Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
PRIMARY INDUSTRY
Occupation types
Aquaculture Worker

This qualification represents the base entry point into this sector of the seafood industry and provides people with a range of core and underpinning skills and knowledge relevant to work as a field hand in the aquaculture sector. Work at this level is usually undertaken under general supervision and follows routine processes and procedures.

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

This qualification is suitable for a traineeship.

The qualification is also suited to VET for Secondary Schools programs or learners with no relevant employment history or previous connection to the Aquaculture industry.

Course information flyer(s)

Entry requirements

This qualification is available for direct entry, there are no entry or eligibility requirements; however, students will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to determine applicable support requirements.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of between 360 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,080.00
Domestic Full Fees: $6,120.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. Information about VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 will be charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Maritime Operations, Aquaculture include:

  • Aquaculture Maintenance Worker
  • Aquaculture Business Support Worker
  • Skills recognition

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
    This can include skills from:

    • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
    • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
    • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

    RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

    Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

    For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

    Credit Transfer
    Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

    Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
    In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

    Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

    Pathways

    VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

     

    Pathways into the qualification

    Entry into this qualification may be:

    • by direct entry and without prior aquaculture skills or knowledge
    • through a school vocational studies program combined with work experience.

    This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

    Pathways from the qualification

    After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake a:

    • SFI30111 Certificate III in Aquaculture
    • SFI30311 Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management Support)

    Maritime competencies gained through SFI20111 Certificate II In Aquaculture may be counted towards a Coxswain maritime certification.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SFI11 Seafood Industry Training Package.

  • VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

    Select VSS for more detail about this program.

    Away from base

    AFB: This is an approved Away From Base (AFB) 'mixed-mode' course.For further information about AFB see www.cdu.edu.au/afb

    Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Casuarina, Remote

    Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Maritime and Seafood
Location: Casuarina Campus
Phone: 1300 00 SKILLS (1300 007 545)
Fax: N/A
Email: mast@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

Course Requirements

To achieve a Certificate II in Aquaculture students must complete a total of FIFTEEN (15) units of competency. This comprises FOUR (4) core units of competency plus ELEVEN (11) elective units of competency as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Below is a sample of units available under this qualification. Contact the Course coordinator for a full list.

Total Nominal Course Hours: 360.

The total nominal hours for this qualification will vary depending on the elective units selected.
 

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY  
Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
SFICORE101C Apply basic food handling and safety practices
20
SFICORE103C Communicate in the seafood industry
30
SFICORE105B Work effectively in the seafood industry
30
SFICORE106B Meet workplace OHS requirements
20
  Total nominal hours - core units
100
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY  
SFIAQUA201C Collect broodstock and seedstock
25
SFIAQUA205C Feed stock
20
SFIAQUA209C Manipulate stock culture environment
20
SFIAQUA213C Monitor stock and environmental conditions
30
SFIAQUA215B Carry out on-farm post-harvest operations
25
SFIAQUA217B Maintain stock culture, and other farm structures
25
SFIAQUA221A Control predators and pests
20
MARF001 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
30
MARF002 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel 30
MARF004 Meet work health and safety requirements 20
MARF005 Survive at sea using survival craft 15
  Total nominal hours - elective units
260
  Total nominal contact hours 360

 

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