Certificate I in Seafood Industry

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Get started on a career in aquaculture!

The aquaculture industry is booming in Western Australia, and if you're considering a career in aquaculture, seafood processing, or commercial fishing this is the perfect course to get you started!

You'll gain an introduction into the aquaculture environment and the job ready skills needed to get into this area of the seafood industry, to start work on an aquaculture farm; in seafood hatcheries and nurseries; in live post-harvest holding facilities such as processing plants, wholesalers or transporters; or in pet shops, public aquariams, zoos or other facilities with aquatic animals.

Skills and knowledge covered can include essential safety and communication protocols; handling and feeding stock; cleaning and maintaining work equipment; seafood processing aboard a fishing vessel; filleting fish; using knives; and maintaining temperature and hygiene of seafood.

Industry: Aquaculture, Maritime and Logistics
National course code: SFI10119 | WA State ID: BEI9

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Turn the ocean into your office with a career in aquaculture.

The Certificate I in Seafood Industry represents the minimum requirements for an individual commencing a career as an aquaculturist. This course provides participants with an introduction into the aquaculture environment and some basic skills needed in this area of the seafood industry. It is an appropriate level for an individual undertaking work experience, or in a probationary period in employment.

This qualification is suitable 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

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.