Aquaculture Farmer ANZSCO

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Job Summary of this Unit Group:

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


Requisite Education:

Bachelor degree or higher qualification


Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

  • Yes, 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.


Detailed Tasks:

  • planning and coordinating the operation of hatcheries and grow-out operations taking into account environmental and market factors
  • coordinating and overseeing strategies to monitor the environment to maintain optimal growing conditions, minimise the impact of operations on the environment and manage biosecurity and other risks
  • coordinating and overseeing strategies to monitor and maintain the health, welfare and condition of aquatic stock
  • overseeing and undertaking breeding, feeding and nutrition programs
  • overseeing transportation of aquatic stock to new tanks, ponds, cages and floating net pens
  • coordinating and overseeing harvesting, grading, processing and packaging operations for aquatic stock
  • directing and overseeing general farming activities including the provision and maintenance of farming infrastructure and equipment
  • organising the sale, purchase and transportation of aquatic stock
  • maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly
  • overseeing data collection and analysis and farm technology systems
  • managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors


121111 Aquaculture Farmer ANZSCO

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

Skill Level: 1

Skilled Occupations List: Regional

Alternative Title:

  • Aquaculture Farm Manager


  • Grow-Out Manager (Aquaculture)
  • Hatchery Manager (Aquaculture)
  • Oyster Farmer

Caveat 9:

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:

The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of subregulation 5.19(16) of the Regulations).


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