Diploma of Aquaculture
Seafood Training Tasmania
|Campus||Mid Year Intake?||Study Mode||Entry Requirements|
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No minimum education
This qualification is part of the Seafood Industry Training Package. It represents the competencies relevant to people working in the aquaculture sector of the seafood industry at a management level. 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; or for companies proving consultancy, advisory, equipment sales or other services.
Subjects you can Study
Core: Communicate in the seafood industry; Work effectively in the seafood industry; Meet workplace OHS requirements; plus Apply basic food handling and safety practices; or Apply quality systems and procedures. Specialist: Develop a marketing plan; Manage risk; Develop and implement an aquaculture breeding strategy; Export product; Develop workplace policy for sustainability; plus more. Elective streams: Aquaculture operations; Farm operations; Ornamental operations; Quality assurance and food safety; Business services; Community management; Strategic management; plus more.
About Seafood Training TasmaniaSeafood Training Tasmania is a not-for-profit Registered Training Organisation and provides nationally accredited training and assessment from the Seafood Industry Training Package and the Maritime Training Package. It was established in 1986, by the Tasmanian seafood industry to make sure the seafood and maritime industries' training needs were met at the right time and in the right location. STT is managed by a board whose members represent the sectors of the Tasmanian seafood industry. Most of STT's training is conducted at its Hobart Training Centre at Salamanca, however courses are also offered each year in St Helens, Smithton and Strahan. Training is also conducted in other regions where there is a clear industry demand. RTO code: 7074
DiplomaCourse code: SFI50111
- Flexible Delivery = 2 years
- Part-time Block or Day Release = 2 years
21 units: 4 core; 6 specialist; 11 elective
No minimum education
Life after Study
Aquaculture technicians are involved in freshwater and marine farming and hatchery management, as well as research into farmed species. They can be involved in equipment design, site development and research, and the harvesting, processing and shipment of products.
Farmers and farm managers undertake farming operations to raise livestock and cultivate crops, fruit, vegetables and other agricultural products.
A farmer is a self-employed person who farms their own land or a leasehold property rented from a landowner. A farm manager is an employee who is paid a salary to manage a farm or group of farms.