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SFI50119 Diploma of Aquaculture

National ID: SFI50119 | State ID: BEJ2

This higher level qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to manage the operations of fish farms, marine farms and hatcheries. It is suitable for students that hold a certificate 3 in aquaculture or have substantial aquaculture industry experience.

Gain these skills:

  • Developing and implementing a breeding strategy
  • Planning ecologically sustainable practices
  • Biosecurity
  • Managing stock health
  • Developing a stock production plan and
  • Managing an aquaculture research trial. 

You will also learn skills in planning and designing a water supply and disposal system, and stock culture systems and structures. You will learn the skills necessary to supervise and manage staff.

The environments in which our graduates work include:

  • aquaculture farms or fishout/put-and-take operations
  • hatcheries and nurseries
  • live post-harvest holding facilities, such as processing plants, wholesalers or transporters
  • pet shops, public aquaria, zoos or other facilities with aquatic animals

Study in a specialised facility in the maritime heart of Fremantle:

Fremantle campus features extensive salt and freshwater aquaculture facilities, and experienced staff which offers plenty of relevant hands-on opportunities. Our staff have involved students in the culture and applied research projects of many marine and freshwater organisms over the last two decades including species such as abalone, dhufish, yellowtail kingfish, marron and barramundi.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this course prepares you for roles such as: Fish farm technician | Farmer/Breeder | Field Officer | Fisheries Officer | Operations Manager

Further Study Option(s)

Certificate II in Aquaculture, Diploma of Aquaculture

Course overview

View this course on South Metro Tafe's website


  • Two semesters
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Fremantle Two semesters No No selection criteria

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Page last updated May 14, 2021