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SFI20211 Certificate II in

Fishing Operations

Full time duration: up to 1 year ­  Your fee estimate*:

This qualification provides the main entry point for individuals working in the fishing sector of the seafood industry. It contains the competencies required for a deckhand in the fishing sector. Units equivalent to the former Elements of Shipboard Safety are included in the electives.

The qualification will have application for people working:

  • for aquaculture farms using wild caught broodstock or seedstock
  • on fishing vessels
  • on charter vessels.
  • Job roles

    Individuals operating at this level undertake a broad range of routine processes and procedures which may include

  • assisting with operation of fishing gear and equipment
  • basic processing and temperature control of harvest
  • general cleaning and maintenance of equipment and vessel
  • handling, harvesting and sorting by-catch.
  • Work may vary between enterprises.

    Job role titles may include:

  • fisher
  • general deckhand.

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