Certificate III in Fishing Operations

Seafood and Maritime Training

This qualification is part of the Seafood Industry Training Package. It contains the competencies required by an experienced deckhand undertaking a wide range of fishing operation tasks.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


18 units: 4 core; 14 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Apply basic food handling and safety practices; Communicate in the seafood industry; Work effectively in the seafood industry; Meet workplace OHS requirements. Electives: Slaughter livestock; Maintain the temperature of seafood; Manage and control fishing operations; Perform underwater work in the wild catch sector; Handle stock; Develop information and advice on fishing charter trips; Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment; Operate and carry out basic servicing on auxiliary systems; Monitor and record fishing operations; Handle and pack sashimi-grade fish; plus more.

Related Careers:

Coxswain, Deckhand, Diver,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hobart No info No 2 years
Established in 1986,Seafood and Maritime Training is a not-for-profit Registered Training Organisation that provides nationally accredited training and assessment from the Seafood Industry Training Package and the Maritime Training Package. It was established 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.

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