Fish Farming is a booming in industry in Australia and around the world. This course provides you with the skills you need to get the job or business you want.
Fish Farming programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks. Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.
- Start a Fish Farm
- Work in the Aquaculture Industry
- or Just Become Self Sufficient, growing fish at home
To develop your abilities to independently analyse and make decisions about the development and management of freshwater aquaculture enterprises.
Aquaculture is the farming of water creatures for human consumption. This subject is concerned with the culture and care of fresh water aquatic animals. There are ten lessons in this course, each requiring approximately about 10 hours work.
- Explain different aquaculture production systems.
- Explain the cultural requirements of different types of fish suitable for aquaculture.
- Explain cultural practices for freshwater crayfish.
- Explain different factors affecting the vigour of animals in an aquaculture farm.
- Explain methods, including feeding and harvesting, used to manage freshwater animal populations.
There are ten lessons as follows:
1. AQUACULTURE INTRODUCTION
2. PRODUCTION SYSTEMS â€‘ EP AND IP
3. WHAT SPECIES TO FARM
7. FRESHWATER CRAYFISH
8. SETTING UP A FISH FARM
9. FISH FOODS AND FEEDING
Here are just some examples of what you will do:
- List the components of an aquaculture production system.
- Compare extensive production systems with intensive production systems.
- Assess the production systems used in three different aquaculture enterprises.
- Describe a successful aquaculture production system.
- List freshwater fish suitable for aquaculture.
- List saltwater fish suitable for aquaculture.
- Describe the requirements for different commonly grown freshwater fish.
- Describe the requirements of one type of salt water fish which has commercial potential for farming at a latitude the same as your locality.
- Distinguish, by labelling unlabelled diagrams, between visual characteristics of different freshwater crayfish
- Describe the cultural practices for different freshwater crayfish
- Compare the advantages and disadvantages of aquaculture with those of two other types of agricultural enterprises.
For more information on this course, please request your free course information pack.