8411 AQUACULTURE WORKERS
AQUACULTURE WORKERS perform routine tasks in breeding and raising fish and other aquatic stock.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)
For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.
feeding and grading fish, and monitoring their growth
assisting with farm layout and constructing nets, long-lines and cages
checking and looking after equipment and fish housing
operating pumps and other equipment
testing and checking on water quality
removing dead and dying fish
operating lifting equipment such as forklifts and small cranes
harvesting fish, and sorting and packing for transportation
restocking pens, pools, tanks, ponds, rivers and dams with juvenile fish
collecting and recording growth, production and water quality data