Job Qualification Possible job/career expectations
Assistant to General Hand & General Hand Certificate I in the Seafood Industry
(Aquaculture)
General hand and assistant general hand jobs are usually the beginning of a career in aquaculture. In preparation for this work, an employee at this level will usually work under direct supervision and carry out tasks such as: using hand and power tools; filleting fish and shifting materials.
General Hand or Field Hand Certificate II in the Seafood Industry
(Aquaculture)
A general hand or field hand may be involved in a variety of duties depending on the area of work. Duties may include feeding and harvesting stock, applying chemicals and operating marine vessels, vehicles and equipment. General hands can also be employed to carry out routine maintenance work, clerical tasks and marketing.
Skilled Worker or Leading Hand Certificate III in the Seafood Industry
(Aquaculture)
A skilled worker or leading hand is an experienced worker who is likely to be involved in some of the decision -making and coordinating of team activities. Tasks may include: handling and maintaining stock culture, overseeing emergency procedures, constructing farm structures and performing diving operations.
Aquaculture Specialist Certificate IV in the Seafood Industry
(Aquaculture)
An aquaculture specialist, supervisor or technical manager may supervise a stock health program, operate a hatchery, oversee harvest and post-harvest activities or maintain an office. Business management and training might also be part of his/her job.
Aquaculture Manager Diploma of the Seafood Industry
(Aquaculture)
An operations manager of an aquaculture farm or site will have a wide range of technical skills and/or managerial, co-ordination and planning responsibilities. Some of the following tasks may be performed by such a person: developing a stock nutrition program; establish an aquaculture enterprise; plan and design water supply and disposal systems.