Certificate II in Fishing Operations
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.
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: