Aquaculture, Fishing Operations and Biosecurity project

This project will address the divide between skills currently delivered under the training package and skills required by industry.

It will also address the lack of an integrated pathway across school, vocational and higher educational environments. The National Aquaculture Strategy 2017 identifies the need for a workforce with a variety of skills and the creation of pathways from school to senior management.

It will focus on the skills needed for managing biosecurity risk in both the prevention and management of outbreaks of exotic pathogens or the emergence of endemic pathogens. In the Federal Government’s Aquaplan 2017-19 and National Aquaculture Strategy 2017, biosecurity has been identified as a critical factor in managing protection of the aquaculture and wild catch sectors. It is expected that some units of competency will be updated to include specific biosecurity elements while new units will be developed focusing only on biosecurity.

The project addresses:

  • 5 qualifications
  • Potential development of up to 5 skill sets
  • Review of 47 units and development of up to 10 units

For more information about this project, visit Skills Impact.

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