Certificate IV in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management)
This qualification specifies the competencies relevant to a person in the seafood industry whose work involves implementing and monitoring an environmental management system (EMS) of some complexity. This may involve community consultation, cooperative action and reporting in relation to environmental management within the local region .The qualification has the flexibility to accommodate an integrated approach to occupational health and safety (OHS), quality assurance, food safety and environmental management within the organisation.
The qualification will have application for people implementing environmental management systems:
on aquaculture farms or fishout/put-and-take operations
in hatcheries and nurseries
in live post-harvest holding facilities, such as processing plants, wholesalers or transporters
in pet shops, public aquaria, zoos or other facilities with aquatic animals
for companies providing contract specialist services for aquaculture operations
for seafood wholesalers, fish markets or retailers
This qualification caters for two vocational pathways. Pathway One includes competencies that support a specialist EMS role within an organisation. Pathway Two includes the competencies that support a facilitator working with a team from a number of organisations in the development of an EMS.
A person would typically apply ecological sustainability principles, implement procedures and maintain the organisationâ€™s EMS. That person would be proactive in monitoring the effectiveness of the EMS and lead its continued improvement. The role may include responsibility for training, development of a workplace learning system or facilitating an EMS group in the application of ecological sustainability principles. The group may develop a shared EMS or group members may each develop an EMS for their organisation.
Work may vary between enterprises.
Job role titles may include:
environmental, risk or compliance supervisor or leader
environmental, risk or compliance manager.