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121111 - Aquaculture Farmer

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise fish and other aquatic stock.

Skill Level

1

Specialisations

    • Fish Farmer
    • Hatchery Manager (Fish)
    • Mussel Farmer
    • Oyster Farmer
    • Seafood Farmer

Skills Assessment Authority

VETASSESS

Caveats

Not eligible if:

Caveat 9

    • TSS, ENS - The position predominantly involves responsibility for low skilled tasks.
      • Example 1: Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
      • Example 2: Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
      • Example 3: Truck driving.

Caveat 10

    • TSS, ENS - The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of subregulation 5.19(7) of the Regulations).

Group: 1211 Aquaculture Farmers

Description

plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise fish and other aquatic stock.

Tasks

    • planning and coordinating the operation of hatcheries to produce fish fry, seed oysters, crayfish, marron and prawns taking into account environmental and market factors
    • monitoring the environment to maintain optimal growing conditions
    • identifying and controlling environmental toxins and diseases
    • monitoring stock growth rates to determine when to harvest
    • transporting fish, crayfish, marron, prawns and sticks of seed oysters to new tanks, ponds, cages and floating net pens
    • directing and overseeing the harvesting, grading and packaging of fish, oysters and other aquatic stock
    • organising the sale, purchase and transportation of fish stock
    • maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly
    • managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
    • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Occupations in this Group

    • 121111 Aquaculture Farmer

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