Commissioner's Information Bulletin 541

Seafood Industry - Traineeships

Primary Industries

Date of effect: 1 June 2012

Bulletin Information

New traineeship vocations in the Seafood Industry have been established.

The traineeship vocation of Seafood Industry Skills been repealed.

Qualifications, structure and packaging

Transition Arrangements

Competency based completion

Industrial arrangements

School based apprenticeships and traineeships

Career pathways

Licensing and regulatory arrangements

Registered training organisations

Funding arrangements

Inspecting Vocational Training Orders

Enquiries

For any enquiries regarding this Commissioner's Information Bulletin, please contact Apprenticeships and Traineeships on (02) 8267 7704. To find a job in an apprenticeship or traineeship search here.

Phillip Moore
The Commissioner for Vocational Training


Job descriptions

Aquaculture traineeships at Certificate II level will provide the basic skills needed to work in an aquaculture enterprise, perhaps as a field hand.

Trainees will learn to:

  • work with stock in an aquaculture enterprise
  • apply basic food handling procedures
  • meet occupational health and safety requirements
  • communicate effectively in the workplace.

Aquaculture traineeships at the Certificate III level will provide greater proficiency in the skills required to work in specific workplace situations, perhaps as an agriculture enterprise skilled worker or leading hand.

Duties may include:

  • installing or constructing stock holding structures
  • treating and disposing of effluent and wastes
  • monitoring environmental conditions
  • maintaining water quality
  • overseeing stock-related activities, such as feeding and controlling pests and diseases
  • operating high technology water treatment components
  • implementing emergency procedures.

Traineeships in Processing for seafood at the Certificate II level will provide the skills needed to work in a seafood processing enterprise, perhaps as a field hand.

Trainees will learn to:

  • work with stock in a seafood processing enterprise
  • apply basic food handling procedures
  • meet occupational health and safety requirements
  • communicate effectively in the workplace.

Traineeships in Processing for seafood at the Certificate III level will provide greater proficiency in the skills required to work in a seafood processing enterprise, in roles such as supervisor, shift manager or process manager.

Duties may include:

  • undertaking advanced processing procedures
  • calibrating and maintaining equipment and facilities
  • handling and slaughtering harvested stock
  • maintaining food safety and quality control procedures and policies
  • supervising or leading work teams.

Traineeships in Sales and Distribution at the Certificate II level will provide the basic skills needed to work in a seafood sales and distribution enterprise, perhaps as an enterprise field hand.

Trainees will learn to:

  • work with stock in a seafood sales and distribution enterprise
  • apply basic food handling procedures
  • meet occupational health and safety requirements
  • communicate effectively in the workplace.

Traineeships in Sales and Distribution at the Certificate III level are for more experienced industry employees whose work requires extensive product knowledge and some responsibility for decision-making and coordination of team activities.

Duties may include:

  • dealing with suppliers
  • handling and basic processing of seafood
  • complying with food safety requirements
  • packing, labelling, storing and distributing merchandise
  • maintaining appropriate temperature controls
  • weighing and grading seafood.

Traineeships in Sales and Distribution at the Certificate IV level offer advanced training for people working within the retail or wholesale sector of the seafood industry in a supervisory or leadership capacity. The qualification will have application for people working on fishing dockside or aquaculture farm gate outlets, fish markets or retailers and transport, storage and holding companies.

Trainees will learn to:

  • comply with legislative requirements, including those for food safety programs
  • implement a range of enterprise policies and procedures
  • plan work activities
  • take responsibility for others in the workplace. 

Seafood Industry - Aquaculture - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 1 June 2012
Qualifications

Terms of traineeships

Full-time:

  • SFI20111 Certificate II in Aquaculture
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SFI30111 Certificate III in Aquaculture by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SFI30111 Certificate III in Aquaculture where the trainee holds SFI20111 Certificate II in Aquaculture
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

SFI20111 Certificate II in Aquaculture

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period 2 months

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Seafood Industry - Processing - Traineeeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 1 June 2012
Qualifications

Terms of traineeships

Full-time:

  • SFI20511 Certificate II in Seafood Processing
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SFI30511 Certificate III in Seafood Processing by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SFI30511 Certificate III in Seafood Processing where the trainee holds SFI20511 Certificate II in Seafood Processing
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period 2 months

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Seafood Industry - Sales and Distribution - Traineeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 1 June 2012

Qualifications

Terms of traineeships

Full-time:

  • SFI20611 Certificate II in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution)
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SFI30611 Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution) by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SFI30611 Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution) where the trainee holds SFI20611 Certificate II in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution)
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SFI40611 Certificate IV in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution) by direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SFI40611 Certificate IV in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution) where the trainee holds SFI30611 Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution)
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

SFI20611 Certificate II in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution)

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary periods

Where the nominal term is:

  • up to and including 24 months - 2 months
  • greater than 24 months - 3 months

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