This qualification represents the competencies relevant to people working in the aquaculture sector of the seafood industry at a management level.
The qualification will have application for people working:
·on aquaculture farms or fishout/put-and-take operations
·in hatcheries and nurseries
·in live post-harvest holding facilities, such as processing plants, wholesalers or transporters
·in pet shops, public aquaria, zoos or other facilities with aquatic animals
·for companies providing contract specialist services for aquaculture operations
·for companies providing consultancy, advisory, equipment sales or other services.
A person operating at this level will have a wide range of technical skills and/or managerial, coordination and planning responsibilities which may include:
·complying with a wide range of local, state, territory and federal government regulations and restrictions, including human resources, aquaculture operations, occupational health and safety (OHS), environment, animal welfare and food safety
·designing and planning culture and holding systems and other structures
·developing policies and procedures ensuring continual improvement throughout the business
·implementing new technologies and ideas
·managing risk and implementation of effective controls and corrective actions
·managing the production system
·sourcing external contractors and services.