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ANZSCO 121111 - Registered Migration Australia

An aquaculture farmer plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise fish and other aquatic stock. Aquaculture farmer in Australia is a Skill Level 1 occupation.




  • Fish Farmer
  • Hatchery Manager (Fish)
  • Mussel Farmer
  • Oyster Farmer
  • Seafood Farmer



Aquaculture Farmer Occupation Lists

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Group: 1211 Aquaculture Farmers




Job Description - Registered Migration Australia

In Australia the job of an aquaculture farmer is to plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise fish and other aquatic stock. The number of job openings for Aquaculture Farmers going forward is expected to be low.



  • 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


Skill Level
Most occupations in the Aquaculture Farmer unit group (Group: 1211) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. 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 (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Occupations within the Aquaculture Farmer Group


  • 121111 Aquaculture Farmer



Aquaculture Farmer English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate Exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Visa Caveats


  • The following caveats apply to the Subclass 457 visa or ENS (Subclass 186) Direct Entry Stream application:


    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


For Subclass 457 visa applications this occupation is restricted to regional areas on the RSMS postcode list


Assessment Authority


  • Aquaculture Farmer is currently assessed with VETASSESS - (Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services) : more information regarding assessment bodies


If you are an experienced aquaculture farmer please contact us. Registered Migration Australia is a licensed migration company. We are proudly 100% Australian owned and operated.