Certificate III in Fishing Operations

University of Tasmania

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.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00586B

Related Careers:

Coxswain, Deckhand, Diver, Master Fisher,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Sydney - Darlinghurst No info
Sydney - Rozelle No info
Hobart No info
Launceston No info
Cradle Coast No info
AMC Launceston No info
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Provider CRICOS: 00586B (TAS); 03058B (NSW)

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