Diploma of Aquaculture


This course represents the competencies relevant to people working in the aquaculture sector of the seafood industry at a management level.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


4 core units plus 17 electives.

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.

Further information:

Students wishing to access VET Student Loans are required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills, or provide evidence of successful completion of SACE Stage 2 or equivalent Australian Year 12 certificate, or completion of Certificate IV or above, as part of course counselling before enrolling.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00092B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gilles Plains No info Yes 12 months
Port Lincoln No info Yes Part time 12 months
TAFE SA is South Australia's largest vocational education and training (VET) provider and one of the largest in Australia. It is also a registered higher education provider. More than one million students have studied with us since we were established in 1971. Each year, we accept more than 70,000 student enrolments and deliver training at over 300 locations right across South Australia. Our courses cover more than 80 areas of industry and activity, with flexible delivery options that suit the needs of our students. The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) Student Outcomes Survey findings in 2017 showed that 87% of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying, and 89% of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training. These results are fantastic for students, and they also demonstrate our significant contribution to building a skilled, sustainable workforce for the state of South Australia. TAFE SA is responsive to the needs of employers, working with industry groups to deliver relevant, high quality training that aligns with contemporary career opportunities. International students from more than 70 countries choose to study at TAFE SA for the quality of education and support they receive, as well as the enviable South Australian lifestyle.

Provider CRICOS: 00092B

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