Certificate III in Aquaculture

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

This qualification is part of the Seafood Industry Training Package. It 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.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education; or Certificate II in Aquaculture


18 units: 4 core; 5 specialist; 9 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Apply basic food handling and safety practices; Communicate in the seafood industry; Work effectively in the seafood industry and Meet workplace OHS requirements. Specialist: Prepare and apply chemicals; Oversee harvest and post-harvest activities; Support hatchery operations; Oversee emergency procedures for on-land operations; plus more. Electives: Maintain stock culture, holding and other farm structures; Maintain the temperature of seafood; Coordinate work site activities; plus more.

Study Pathways:

Direct Credit transfer is available where students can formally demonstrate their skills and knowledge from previous nationally recognised studies obtained through Registered Training Organisations.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

Related Careers:

Aquaculture Technician, Farmer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Casuarina No info No Full time 0.5 year
Casuarina No info No 2 years
Casuarina No info No Part time 2 years
Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and vocational education and training institution in the Northern Territory.

Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and Charles Darwin University in 2003.

The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs, Katherine and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.

The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, VET, Higher Education and Research facilities.

CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

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