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SFI30111 Certificate III 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.

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

This qualification specifies the competencies relevant to an individual working in the aquaculture sector of the seafood industry in the capacity of a skilled worker or leading hand.

This qualification is suitable as a traineeship.

Entry requirements

For CDU entry requirements, contact the relevant VET team.

Course fees

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, Fishing Charter Operations,Aquaculture include:

  • Aquaculture Leading Hand
  • Aquaculture Production Hand
  • 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 from the qualification

    SFI40111 Certificate IV in Aquaculture

  • 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.

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 III in Aquaculture students must complete a total of EIGHTEEN (18) units of competency. This comprises FOUR (4) core units of competency plus FOURTEEN (14) elective units of competency including at least FIVE (5) units from Group A aquaculture specialist electives plus NINE (9) other electives as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Total Nominal Course Hours: 510. The total nominal hours for this qualification will vary depending the elective units selected.

 

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY

 
Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
SFICORE101C Apply basic food handling and safety procedures
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
GROUP A ELECTIVE UNITS (select at least 5 of the following units)  
SFIAQUA301C Oversee and undertake affluent and waste treatment and disposal
30
SFIAQUA302C Construct or install stock culture, holding and farm structures
30
SFIAQUA303C Coordinate stock handling activities
30
SFIAQUA308C Maintain water quality and environmental monitoring
40
SFIAQUA309C Oversee harvest and post-harvest activities
30
SFIAQUA311B Oversee production and maintain algal or live-feed cultures
40
SFIAQUA314A Support hatchery operations
25
SFIAQUA316A Oversee the control of predators and pests 20
SFIAQUA317A Oversee the control of diseases 20
SFIAQUA318A Coordinate feed activities 40
GROUP B ELECTIVE UNITS
SFIAQUA209C Manipulate stock culture environment 20
SFIAQUA213C Monitor stock and environmental conditions 30
SFIAQUA217B Maintain stock culture, holding and other farm structures 25
SFISTOR204A Prepare,pack and dispatch stock for live transport 30
  Total nominal hours - elective units
410
  Total nominal hours for this qualification

 510

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