Diploma of Seafood Processing
This qualification represents the competencies relevant to people working in the seafood processing sector of the seafood industry in the capacity of an owner manager or operations manager. A person operating at this level will have a wide range of technical skills and/or managerial, coordination and planning responsibilities.
The qualification will have application for people working:
on aquaculture farms or fishout/put-and-take operations
for contract harvesting and on-farm processing companies
in processing plants
for wholesalers or retailers.
A person operating at this level will have a wide range of technical skills and/or managerial, coordination and planning responsibilities which may include:
managing risk and implementation of effective controls and corrective actions
managing the production system
designing and planning of processing and holding systems and other structures
developing policies and procedures ensuing continual improvement throughout the business
complying with a wide range of local, state, territory and federal government regulations and restrictions, including human resources, aquaculture operations, occupational health and safety (OHS), environment, animal welfare and food safety
implementing new technologies and ideas
sourcing external contractors and services.
Work may vary between enterprises.
Job role titles may include:
new technology/automation specialist.