Diploma of Fisheries Compliance

This qualification specifies the competencies relevant to individuals who manage the fisheries management and compliance functions.

Job roles

An individual operating at this level may be responsible for:

a specialist business area, such as finance, human resources, physical resources or workforce development

a specialist compliance area, such as prosecutions or investigations

management of patrol vessels

management of special projects

managing one or more regional areas or business sections

operational planning and management.

Job titles that apply to individuals working at this level may include:

business manager

senior fisheries and marine officer

senior fisheries officer

supervising fisheries and marine officer.


Packaging Rules

A total of seventeen (17) units of competency must be achieved.

two (2) core units plus

eight (8) fisheries compliance specialist elective units (Group A) plus

seven (7) elective units that may be selected from a combination of:

Group A fisheries compliance specialist units not yet selected for this qualification

Group B electives

imported units from this Training Package or from any other nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course. A maximum of three (3) units can be imported, however, at least two (2) of those units must be aligned to Certificate IV or Diploma level. Units must be relevant to fisheries compliance operations and not duplicate skills already selected.

Core units of competency

Unit code

Unit title

add topic SFICORE101C

Apply basic food handling and safety practices

add topic SFIEMS301B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective units of competency

Group A: Fisheries compliance specialist units

Unit code

Unit title

add topic SFICOMP401C

Administer the district office

add topic SFICOMP407C

Undertake prosecution procedures for magistrate's court

add topic SFICOMP501C

Conduct an investigative audit

add topic SFICOMP502C

Contribute to fisheries management

add topic SFICOMP503C

Undertake the prosecution in a trial

add topic SFIEMS501B

Develop workplace policy for sustainability

add topic BSBMGT401A

Show leadership in the workplace

add topic BSBMGT402A

Implement operational plan

add topic BSBMGT403A

Implement continuous improvement

add topic BSBWHS401A

Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

add topic BSBRSK401A

Identify risk and apply risk management processes

add topic BSBWOR401A

Establish effective workplace relationships

add topic BSBWOR402A

Promote team effectiveness

add topic PSPPOL601A

Develop public policy

add topic PSPREG502A

Coordinate investigation processes

add topic PUAPOL028B

Manage investigation information processes

Group B: Other elective units

Business services

Unit code

Unit title

add topic BSBADM409A

Coordinate business resources

add topic BSBCMM401A

Make a presentation

add topic BSBCUS401B

Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

add topic BSBCUS402B

Address customer needs

add topic BSBCUS403B

Implement customer service standards

add topic BSBFIA402A

Report on financial activity

add topic BSBINM401A

Implement workplace information system

add topic BSBINN301A

Promote innovation in a team environment

add topic BSBITS401B

Maintain business technology

add topic BSBMGT404A

Lead and facilitate off site staff

add topic BSBMKG413A

Promote products and services

add topic BSBPMG522A

Undertake project work

add topic BSBREL401A

Establish networks

add topic BSBRES401A

Analyse and present research information

add topic BSBWOR404B

Develop work priorities

add topic BSBWRT401A

Write complex documents

add topic FNSORG604A

Establish outsourced services and monitor performance

Industry leadership Focus C - Strategic development

Unit code

Unit title

add topic SFILEAD501C

Develop and promote industry knowledge

add topic SFILEAD502C

Shape strategic thinking

add topic SFILEAD503C

Cultivate productive working relationships

add topic SFILEAD504C

Plan and achieve change and results

add topic SFILEAD505C

Communicate with influence

add topic SFILEAD506C

Demonstrate personal drive and integrity

add topic SFILEAD507C

Provide corporate leadership

Training and assessment

Unit code

Unit title

add topic TAEASS401B

Plan assessment activities and processes

add topic TAEASS402B

Assess competence

add topic TAEASS403B

Participate in assessment validation

add topic TAEDEL402A

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace


    Pathways into the qualification

    Entry into this qualification may be:

    after completing SFI40411 Certificate IV in Fisheries Compliance

    by direct entry

    after completing studies, tertiary or vocational, in marine environmental management.

    Pathways from the qualification

    After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:

    PSP60504 Advanced Diploma of Government (Management).

    It includes specialist streams in compliance management and investigation management. An Advanced Diploma may be undertaken by fisheries managers as part of their career development, and the agency's workforce development plan.

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Licensing Information

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations

Licences for operating motor vehicles and vessels apply for some competencies.

Employability Skills


SFI50411 Diploma of Fisheries Compliance

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the fisheries compliance sector for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements and may vary from one agency to another.

Employability Skill

Agency requirements for this qualification include:


communicating with team members and management to ensure open communication channels and to clarify issues

ensuring plans and frameworks are easily understood by others

resolving conflict and disputes in the work team.


being a role model for other team members

consulting and developing objectives with the work team.

Problem solving

developing risk management approaches

developing techniques to address faults and inefficiencies.

Initiative and enterprise

identifying and developing opportunities for improved work practices.

Planning and organising

preparing work plans and budgets

setting priorities effectively, allocating and managing time and resources accordingly.


carrying their fair share of the workload

displaying commitment to the codes of conduct and values of the organisation

modelling professional and ethical behaviour

taking responsibility for actions of self and others to achieve outcomes.


maintaining knowledge and understanding of legislation and regulations.


using business technology, such as programs and telecommunications to collect and manage information.