Aquaculture

Qualification Certificate IV (NRT)
Course number 10459
National Code SFI40111
Training Package SFI11 - Seafood Industry
Program area Agrifood Skills DMC Forestworks  
Duration (nominal hours) 750
This course replaced 6593 - Seafood Industry (Aquaculture)
 

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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for people who want to develop proficiency in the skills
required to work in an aquaculture enterprise. You will acquire the
practical skills required by a supervisor, technical manager or specialist
supervisor, and the underpinning knowledge required to apply those skills
in a variety of aquaculture specific workplace situations.
 
When you finish this course you will be able to perform the duties of a
supervisor, technical manager or specialist supervisor. You will be able
to work with stock in an aquaculture enterprise as well as apply food
handling procedures, meet occupational health and safety requirements,
communicate effectively and supervise staff implementing a range of work
procedures within an aquaculture environment.

Career Opportunities

Aquaculture enterprise leading hand or supervisor.

Articulation

After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake:
- SFI50111 Diploma of Aquaculture.

Entry Requirements

 There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:
- direct entry with prior experience in aquaculture or related field
- SFI30111 Certificate III in Aquaculture
- vocational and tertiary studies related to environmental sustainability
- maritime skills, including certifications, such as Coxswain.

 

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Industry Subgroup: Agrifood Skills DMC Forestworks

Locations & fees

Commercial fees apply to offerings of this course at the following locations.
Location Status Start date End date How to Enrol Cost
Trenayr Available 28-Apr-2014 28-Nov-2014 Enrol Now $5450

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Course structure

pdf icon Student Assessment Guide – Course
 

What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
 
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
 
 
This course reflects the packaging requirements for SFI40111 Certificate
IV in Aquaculture (Release 3) within SFI11 Seafood Industry Training
Package (SFI11 Release 1.3).
 
The rules from this Training Package are as follows:
 
Packaging rules
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A total of twenty (20) units of competency must be achieved.
 
- four (4) core units plus
- five (5) aquaculture specialist elective units (Group A) plus
- eleven (11) elective units that may be selected from a combination of:
 
* Group A aquaculture specialist units not yet selected for this
qualification * Group B units
* imported units from this Training Package or from any other nationally
endorsed Training Package or accredited course. A maximum of four (4) units
can be imported, however, at least two (2) of those units must be aligned
to Certificate IV or Diploma level. Units must be relevant to aquaculture
operations and not duplicate units already selected.
 
NOTE on core units of competency
--------------------------------
SFICORE101C is not a required unit for operations that are growing or
holding species not destined for human consumption. This includes
ornamental or display species, stock for pearls, and stockers for
conservation purposes. The unit FDFOP2063A Apply quality systems and
procedures, is to be used in its place.  

 
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
 
20 units must be completed - 3 core plus 17 electives
 
Group 1 - Core Units
--------------------
All 3 core units must be completed.
 
Group 2 - Choice of Core Unit
-----------------------------
At least 1 unit must be completed.
 
Note: SFICORE101C is not a required unit for operations that are growing or
holding species not destined for human consumption. This includes
ornamental or display species, stock for pearls, and stockers for
conservation purposes. The unit FDFOP2063A Apply quality systems and
procedures, is to be used in its place.
 
Group 3 - Group A: Aquaculture Specialist Units listed in SFI40111
------------------------------------------------------------------
At least 5 units must be completed. All your elective units may be
selected from this group
 
Group 4 - Group B: Other Elective Units listed in SFI40111
----------------------------------------------------------
Up to 11 units may be completed from the following subgroups:
 
Subgroup 1 Aquaculture operations
Subgroup 2 Farm operations
Subgroup 3 Ornamental operations
Subgroup 4 Occupational health and safety * Please see below.
Subgroup 5 Quality assurance, food safety and environmental management
Subgroup 6 Business services
Subgroup 7 Frontline management
Subgroup 8 Industry leadership Focus A - sector representation
Subgroup 9 Industry leadership Focus B - resource management group
membership Subgroup 10 Small business management
Subgroup 11 Training and assessment
 
* Note for Subgroup 4 Occupational health and safety subgroup
 
The most current Work Health and Safety unit is HLTAID003 'Provide First
Aid'. This unit is included in enrichment group 990 but cannot be counted
towards completion. Please speak to your teacher if you need to be
enrolled into this unit for the most up to date training in First Aid.
 
Group 5 - Elective Units from any Training Package or Accredited Course
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
You may complete up to 4 units from this group, which contains 2 subgroups
follows:
 
Subgroup 1: Units aligned to Certificate IV or Diploma qualifications
- You may complete up to 4 units from this subgroup.
 
Subgroup 2: Elective units aligned to other Certificate levels
- You may complete up to 2 units from this subgroup.
 
Group 990 - Enrichment Group - First Aid
----------------------------------------
Units in this group do not count towards the number of units required for
course completion.
 
 
NOTES FOR STUDENTS
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1. LEARNER SUPPORT
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
 
2. SELECTION OF ELECTIVES
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
 
3. RECOGNITION
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
 
4. PREREQUISITE UNITS
Some units in this course may have prerequisites that must be completed in
lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to the
Training Package or consult your teacher for information about
prerequisites to elective units.
 

Course Elective Completion:

At least 17 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3, 4, 5

 
Group 1 CORE UNITS
All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
SFICORE103C Communicate in the seafood industry 20
SFICORE105B Work effectively in the seafood industry 30
SFICORE106B Meet workplace OHS requirements 20
 
Group 2 CORE - SELECT AT LEAST 1 ACCORDING TO YOUR STUDY OPTION
At least 1 module/unit must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
FDFOP2063A Apply quality systems and procedures 40
SFICORE101C Apply basic food handling and safety practices 20
 
Group 3 GROUP A: AQUACULTURE SPECIALIST UNITS LISTED IN SFI40111
At least 5 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
ACMCAS403A Design, construct and maintain aquascapes 40
AHCWRK403A Supervise work routines and staff performance 40
BSBRSK401A Identify risk and apply risk management processes 40
SFIAQUA308C Maintain water quality and environmental monitoring 40
SFIAQUA316A Oversee the control of predators and pests 20
SFIAQUA317A Oversee the control of diseases 20
SFIAQUA401C Develop and implement a stock health program 50
SFIAQUA402C Coordinate construction or installation of stock culture, holding and farm structures 40
SFIAQUA404C Operate hatchery 50
SFIAQUA406C Seed and harvest round pearls 40
SFIAQUA407C Coordinate sustainable aquacultural practices 45
SFIAQUA408C Supervise harvest and post-harvest activities 50
SFIAQUA409B Implement, monitor and review stock production 45
SFIAQUA410B Implement a program to operate, maintain or upgrade a system comprising high technology water treatm 50
SFIAQUA411A Manage water quality and environmental monitoring in enclosed systems 45
SFIAQUA412A Develop emergency procedures for on-land operations 50
SFIOHS301C Implement OHS policies and guidelines 40
 
Group 4 GROUP B: OTHER ELECTIVE UNITS LISTED IN SFI40111
No more than 11 module/units may be completed
Subgroup 1 AQUACULTURE OPERATIONS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
SFIAQUA309C Oversee harvest and post-harvest activities 30
SFIAQUA314A Support hatchery operations 50
SFIAQUA318A Coordinate feed activities 35
SFIEMS301B Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices 40
 
Subgroup 2 FARM OPERATIONS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCBUS402A Cost a project 50
AHCBUS404A Operate within a budget framework 40
AHCCHM401A Minimise risks in the use of chemicals 25
AHCCHM402A Plan and implement a chemical use program 25
AHCINF301A Implement property improvement, construction and repair 40
AHCMOM402A Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment 50
 
Subgroup 3 ORNAMENTAL OPERATIONS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
SIRXMER004A Manage merchandise and store presentation 35
 
Subgroup 4 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTFA311A Apply first aid 18
 
Subgroup 5 QUALITY ASSURANCE, FOOD SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBAUD402B Participate in a quality audit 40
MTMCOR402C Facilitate Quality Assurance process 30
MTMPSR406C Manage and maintain a food safety plan 50
MTMPSR412A Participate in product recall 40
MTMPSR414A Establish sampling program 40
SFIEMS302B Act to prevent interaction with protected species 40
SFIEMS401B Conduct an internal audit of an environmental management system 40
 
Subgroup 6 BUSINESS SERVICES
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBADM407B Administer projects 40
BSBADM409A Coordinate business resources 30
BSBCUS401B Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies 35
BSBEBU401A Review and maintain a website 50
BSBFIA302A Process payroll 30
BSBFIA401A Prepare financial reports 50
BSBITU203A Communicate electronically 20
BSBITU305A Conduct online transactions 40
BSBITU404A Produce complex desktop published documents 50
BSBPUR401B Plan purchasing 40
BSBPUR402B Negotiate contracts 40
BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information 40
BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development 30
SITXMPR401 Coordinate production of brochures and marketing materials 40
TLIR4002A Source goods/services and evaluate contractors 20
 
Subgroup 7 FRONTLINE MANAGEMENT
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBATSIC411C Communicate with the community 30
BSBHRM401A Review human resources functions 50
BSBHRM402A Recruit, select and induct staff 50
BSBINM401A Implement workplace information system 40
BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment 40
BSBLED401A Develop teams and individuals 40
BSBMGT401A Show leadership in the workplace 40
BSBMGT403A Implement continuous improvement 40
 
Subgroup 8 INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP FOCUS A - SECTOR REPRESENTATION
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
SFILEAD401B Develop and promote knowledge of the industry sector 50
SFILEAD402B Negotiate effectively for the sector 40
SFILEAD403B Demonstrate commitment and professionalism 40
 
Subgroup 9 INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP FOCUS B - RESOURCE MGT GROUP MEMBERSHIP
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
SFILEAD407A Provide expert information to a resource management group 35
SFILEAD408A Analyse information to develop strategic seafood management options 45
SFILEAD409A Negotiate collective outcomes within the resource management group process 30
 
Subgroup 10 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information 30
BSBSMB301A Investigate micro business opportunities 30
BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business 50
BSBSMB402A Plan small business finances 40
BSBSMB403A Market the small business 50
BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning 50
BSBSMB405B Monitor and manage small business operations 40
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances 40
BSBSMB407A Manage a small team 40
 
Subgroup 11 TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes 20
TAEASS402B Assess competence 25
TAEASS403B Participate in assessment validation 25
TAEDEL402A Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace 35
 
Group 5 OTHER ELECTIVE UNITS FROM ANY TRAINING PKG/ACCRED COURSE
All subgroups must be completed
No more than 4 module/units may be completed
Subgroup 1 ELECTIVE UNITS ALIGNED TO CERTIFICATE IV OR DIPLOMA LEVEL
No more than 4 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCAGB301A Keep records for a primary production business 40
AHCMOM501A Manage machinery and equipment 60
AHCMOM502A Implement a machinery management system 100
AHCWRK502A Collect and manage data 100
SFIAQUA501C Develop a stock nutrition program 50
SFIAQUA502C Develop and implement an aquaculture breeding strategy 50
SFIAQUA503C Establish an aquacultural enterprise 50
SFIAQUA504C Plan environmentally sustainable aquacultural practices 50
SFIAQUA505C Plan stock health management 50
SFIAQUA507C Plan and design water supply and disposal systems 50
SFIAQUA508C Plan and design stock culture or holding systems and structures 50
SFIAQUA509B Develop stock production plan 50
SFIAQUA510B Select, plan or design a system or facility utilising high technology water treatment components 50
SFICOMP501C Conduct an investigative audit 40
SFICOMP502C Contribute to fisheries management 40
SFICOMP503C Undertake the prosecution in a trial 60
SFIDIST501C Export product 40
SFIDIST502C Import product 40
SFIFCHA501C Plan and manage extended fishing charter trips 60
SFILEAD501C Develop and promote industry knowledge 45
SFILEAD502C Shape strategic thinking 45
SFILEAD503C Cultivate productive working relationships 45
SFILEAD504C Plan and achieve change and results 45
SFILEAD505C Communicate with influence 45
SFILEAD506C Demonstrate personal drive and integrity 45
SFILEAD507C Provide corporate leadership 45
SFIOHS501C Establish and maintain the enterprise OHS program 60
SFIPROC406C Develop food safety programs 50
SFIPROC501C Manage seafood processing production units 50
SFIPROC502C Produce technical reports on seafood processing systems 30
SFIPROC503C Analyse seafood packaging requirements 40
SFIPROC504C Design and manage a product recall 40
 
Subgroup 2 ELECTIVE UNITS ALIGNED TO OTHER CERTIFICATE LEVELS
No more than 2 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals 15
MTMCOR203B Comply with Quality Assurance and HACCP requirements 40
SFIAQUA214B Produce algal or live-feed cultures 30
SFIAQUA219B Operate and maintain high technology water treatment components 30
SFIAQUA301C Oversee and undertake effluent and waste treatment and disposal 30
SFIAQUA302C Construct or install stock culture, holding and farm structures 30
SFIAQUA303C Coordinate stock handling activities 30
SFIAQUA311B Oversee production and maintain algal or live-feed cultures 40
SFICOMP302C Exercise compliance powers 40
SFICOMP308C Monitor fish catches for legal compliance 20
SFICOMP310C Operate off-road vehicles 40
 
Group 990 ENRICHMENT
You may choose modules/units from this group but they do not count towards
course completion
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18
 

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve SFI40111 Certificate IV in Aquaculture (TAFE NSW course 10459),
learners are required to complete 20 units of competency, comprising:
 
- all 3 core units from Group 1
- a further 17 units, including
- at least 1 unit from Group 2
- at least 5 units from Group 3
- a maximum of 11 units from Group 4
- a maximum of 4 units from Group 5.

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