Occupation Profile – Aquaculture Farmer – (ANZSCO 121111) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

ANZSCO Code121111
Occupations in this Group121111 Aquaculture Farmer
DescriptionPlans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise fish and other aquatic stock.
Skill Level1
SpecialisationFish Farmer
Hatchery Manager (Fish)
Mussel Farmer
Oyster Farmer
Occupation ListShort-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
CaveatsExcludes positions that:

  • predominantly involve low skilled tasks (e.g. fruit picking or packing, feeding of livestock or animals), or
  • are not located in regional Australia
Caveat Relevant ‘note’ no. in instrument9,10
Tasks-planning and coordinating the operation of hatcheries to produce fish fry, seed oysters, crayfish, marron and prawns taking into account environmental and market factors
-monitoring the environment to maintain optimal growing conditions
-identifying and controlling environmental toxins and diseases
-monitoring stock growth rates to determine when to harvest
-transporting fish, crayfish, marron, prawns and sticks of seed oysters to new tanks, ponds, cages and floating net pens
-directing and overseeing the harvesting, grading and packaging of fish, oysters and other aquatic stock
-organising the sale, purchase and transportation of fish stock
-maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly
-managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
-may select, train and supervise staff and contractors
Skills Assessment AuthorityVETASSESS
Related OccupationsNone
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsCompetent English (e.g. IELTS: at least 6 in each skill)