Commissioner's Information Bulletin 687

Seafood Industry - Traineeships

Primary Industries

Date of effect: 23 October 2019

Bulletin Information

In this new Commissioners Information Bulletin two traineeship vocations are repealed as the associated qualifications have been merged.

  • Seafood Industry - Processing
  • Seafood Industry - Sales and Distribution

One new traineeship vocation is established and the associated merged qualifications with new naming conventions are nested within it. All the traineeship qualifications are deemed equivalent.

The below traineeship vocation is varied to update the qualification codes. Both the traineeship qualifications are deemed equivalent.

Superseded Bulletin

This Commissioner's Information Bulletin supersedes Bulletin 541

The traineeship vocations in the Seafood Industry are:

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

To sign up an apprentice or trainee call 1300 363 831. To find a job in an apprenticeship or traineeship search here.

For implementation of new pathways in relation to this Training Package profile, please contact NSW ITAB Agriculture, Food and Animal Management (AFAM) Jess Cleary mobile 0402 126 312 and Ben Norton-Smith on mobile 0414 683 547.

David Collins
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 Seafood Post Harvest Operations at the Certificate II level will provide the basic skills needed to work in a seafood processing enterprise, seafood sales and distribution enterprise, perhaps as an enterprise field hand.

Trainees will learn to:

  • work with stock in a seafood processing enterprise
  • 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 Seafood Post Harvest Operations 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
  • undertaking advanced processing procedures
  • handling and slaughtering harvested stock
  • maintaining appropriate temperature controls
  • weighing and grading seafood
  • packing, labelling, storing and distributing merchandise
  • calibrating and maintaining equipment and facilities
  • maintaining food safety and quality control procedures and policies
  • complying with food safety requirements
  • supervising or leading work teams.

Traineeships in Seafood Post Harvest Operations 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
Updated 23 October 2019
Qualifications

Terms of traineeships

Full-time:

  • SFI20119 Certificate II in Aquaculture
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SFI30119 Certificate III in Aquaculture by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SFI30119 Certificate III in Aquaculture where the trainee holds SFI20119 Certificate II in Aquaculture
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

SFI20119 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 - Seafood Post Harvest Operations - Traineeeship

Vocational Training Order

Date of effect 23 October 2019
Qualifications

Terms of traineeships

Full-time:

  • SFI20319 Certificate II in Seafood Post Harvest Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SFI30319 Certificate III in Seafood Post Harvest Operations by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SFI30319 Certificate III in Seafood Post Harvest Operations where the trainee holds SFI20319 Certificate II in Seafood Post Harvest Operations
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SFI40219 Certificate IV in Seafood Post Harvest Operations by direct entry
    • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SFI40219 Certificate IV in Seafood Post Harvest Operations where the trainee holds SFI30319 Certificate III in Seafood Post Harvest Operations
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

SFI20319 Certificate II in Seafood Post Harvest Operations

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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Page last updated: 23 October 2019