Aquaculture, Fishing Operations & Biosecurity Project

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Case for change

This project will review qualifications, skill set and units of competency from the SFI11 Seafood Industry Training Package to reflect changing industry skills requirements. This project will focus on skills for managing biosecurity risk in both prevention and management of outbreaks of exotic pathogens or the emergence of endemic pathogens.

Aquaculture is of growing importance to the industry, with both the AQUAPLAN 2014-2019 and the National Aquaculture Strategy 2017 identifying specific objectives dedicated to ensuring there is appropriate training to the sector.

Biosecurity has been identified by the Federal Government in the AQUAPLAN 2017-2019 and National Aquaculture Strategy 2017 as a critical factor to manage in protecting the aquaculture and wild catch sectors.

This project is carried out at the same time as the Seafood Post Harvest Project.

The Industry Skills Committee (AISC) approved Cases for Change and issued an Activity Order for this project. The Cases for Change can be downloaded via the links below. Skills Impact and the Aquaculture and Wild Catch Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will manage this project, consistent with the 2012 Standards for Training Package Development.

 

Project Plan

Project Scope

This project will review 12 qualifications, 13 skill sets and approximately 104 units of competency within the SFI Seafood Industry Training Package, so that all job functions are accurately described, with appropriate current knowledge and skill needs. A focus of this project will be to incorporate skills to address changes in technology, legislative and regulatory requirements and environmental sustainability and management. To address the increasing and imperative importance of biosecurity within the industry, the project will also include a review of qualifications and units of competency directly related to biosecurity, in areas such as infection control, imports, exports, diseases and management. This will ensure an appropriate response to support expanding sectors of the industry as identified in the 2017-2020 Aquaculture and Wild Catch IRC Skills Forecast.

Scroll down to view the qualifications, skill sets and units that will be reviewed in this project, and the various job roles and skilled activities they cover.

As part of the review process, documents will be updated to meet 2012 Standards for Training Packages and to address the Council of Australian Governments’ reforms. Qualifications and units with low enrolments now need to be checked if they are meeting industry needs. These items will initially appear under the heading of low use units/qualifications that may be subject to deletion. If there is a need for these units, please provide comment explaining why and also any views you may have as to why there are so few enrolments (see below). Where gaps are identified, additional units may be developed.

This project is being carried out at the same time as the Seafood Post Harvest Project.

Register your interest in the project

Subscribe to the Skills Impact newsletter to keep informed about project updates and opportunities to provide input and feedback. Make sure to select ‘Aquaculture & Wild Catch’ as your industry of interest on the subscription form.

 

Relevant Occupations
  • Aquaculture Specialist/Manager
  • Fish Farmer
  • Hatchery Manager (Fish)
  • Mussel or Oyster Farmer
  • Commercial Diver
  • Deck Hand
  • Senior Deck Hand
  • Fisher
  • Boat Captain
  • General Hand or Field Hand
  • Leading Hand

 

Key deliverables
  • Functional analysis of occupations relevant to aquaculture, fishing operations, diving, biosecurity and environmental management.
  • Review and improvement of 12 qualifications, 104 units of competency and 13 skill sets
  • Where gaps are identified up to 10 new units and 5 new skills sets may be developed
  • Review and possible deletion of identified qualifications, units of competency and skill sets

 

Timeline

Please register you interest to be informed at each project stage and receive details of workshops and consultations.

January – February 2018
Initial scoping

March – April 2018
Workforce Functional Analysis Meetings (to identify job roles and functions within the Seafood Industry)

May – June 2018
Subject Matter Expert Consultations
Development of draft qualifications, skill sets and units

July – August 2018
National public consultation of draft qualifications, skill sets and units
(Including workshops around Australia)

October 2018
National public validation of final draft qualifications, skill sets and units

November 2018
Finalisation of Training Package components
AISC submission

 

Stakeholder Consultation Process

On behalf of the IRC we have identified a list of key stakeholder organisations in this project. Skills Impact will ensure contact is made with each of these organisations during the development of this project to seek their involvement and their views on the draft qualifications, skill sets and units.

If you are aware of an organisation that you think should be involved, please contact the project team to ensure they are contacted by us.

Of course, all and any interested industry participants are encouraged to engage in the consultation of this project, when the draft qualifications, skill sets and units are available for feedback via this webpage and workshops that take place around Australia. Consultation is not limited to the organisations on this list. This list simply helps us to identify those organisations that, because of their industry role, size or specialty, are likely to have a key interest in the development and outcomes of this project.

 

Project Team
Michelle Ingley-Smith Industry Facilitation Manager, Skills Impact michelle@skillsimpact.com.au
Rebecca Ford Industry Skills Standards Specialist, Skills Impact rebecca@skillsimpact.com.au
Lina Robinson Skills Development Specialist

 

Documents We Are Seeking Feedback On

Below is a list of the current and existing qualifications, skill sets and units that will be reviewed as part of this project. Use the links below to view the components on Training.gov.au.

In preparation for the review of the Aquaculture, Fishing Operations and Biosecurity components, we invite you to provide your input on the current qualifications, skill sets and units. We would like to know what changes or updates should be made to the components so that they meet the skills needs of the industry.  In particular, we are seeking feedback about the units that are subject to deletion. If there is a need for these units, please provide comment explaining why and also any views you may have as to why there are so few enrolments.

Your feedback will help us in drafting the revised qualifications, skill sets and units.

To provide feedback, please use our feedback form. Alternatively, you can email Rebecca Ford rebecca@skillsimpact.com.au.

 

The following units have been proposed for deletion as they have had no, or very low enrolments, over the past 3 years.

If there is a need for these units, please provide comment explaining why and also any views you may have as to why there are so few enrolments.

SFIAQUA212C Work with crocodiles

SFIAQUA401C Develop and implement a stock health program

SFIAQUA402C Coordinate construction or installation of stock culture, holding and farm structures

SFIAQUA404C Operate hatchery

SFIAQUA406C Seed and harvest round pearls

SFIAQUA409B Implement, monitor and review stock production

SFIAQUA410B Implement a program to operate, maintain or upgrade a system comprising high technology water treatment components

SFIAQUA411A Manage water quality and environmental monitoring in enclosed systems

SFIAQUA510B Select, plan or design a system or facility utilising high technology water treatment components

SFIDIST501C Export product

SFIDIST502C Import product

SFIDIVE314A Perform compression chamber diving operations

SFIEMS401B Conduct an internal audit of an environmental management system

SFIFCHA301C Develop information and advice on fishing charter trips

SFIFCHA302C Operate an inshore day charter

SFIFCHA501C Plan and manage extended fishing charter trips

SFIFISH205C Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve drop lines and long lines to land catch

SFIFISH208C Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve purse seines to land catch

SFIFISH211A Provide support for diving operations

SFIFISH214B Contribute to at-sea processing of seafood

SFIFISH309B Construct nets and customise design

SFIFISH402C Manage and control fishing operations

SFILEAD401B Develop and promote knowledge of the industry sector

SFILEAD402B Negotiate effectively for the sector

SFILEAD403B Demonstrate commitment and professionalism

SFILEAD407A Provide expert information to a resource management group

SFILEAD408A Analyse information to develop strategic seafood management options

SFILEAD409A Negotiate collective outcomes within the resource management group process

SFILEAD501C Develop and promote industry knowledge

SFILEAD502C Shape strategic thinking

SFILEAD503C Cultivate productive working relationships

SFILEAD504C Plan and achieve change and results

SFILEAD505C Communicate with influence

SFILEAD506C Demonstrate personal drive and integrity

SFILEAD507C Provide corporate leadership

SFIOBSV301B Monitor and record fishing operations

SFIOBSV303B Collect routine fishery management data

SFIOBSV304B Analyse and report onboard observations

SFIOHS501C Establish and maintain the enterprise OHS program

SFIPROC201C Head and peel crustaceans

SFIPROC202C Process squid cuttlefish and octopus

SFIPROC304B Boil and pack crustaceans

SFIPROC305B Slaughter and process crocodiles

SFIPROC402C Maintain hygiene standards while servicing a food handling area

SFIPROC403C Follow basic food safety practices

SFIPROC406C Develop food safety programs

SFIPROC501C Manage seafood processing production units

SFIPROC502C Produce technical reports on seafood processing systems

SFIPROC503C Analyse seafood packaging requirements

SFIPROC601C Establish costs and or conditions for sale of seafood product

SFIPROC602C Plan and manage seafood and related product concept development

SFIPROC603C Develop and manage seafood and related product production trials

SFIPROC604C Plan and develop formulations and or specifications for new seafood product

SFIPROC606C Develop and implement energy control systems in seafood processing environments

SFIPROC607C Prepare work instructions for new seafood processing tasks

SFIPROC608C Provide practical and or commercial advice to seafood users

SFIPROC609C Monitor the seafood business environment to determine threats and opportunities

SFIPROC610C Establish and manage effective external relationships

SFISHIP202C Contribute to safe navigation

SFISHIP205C Maintain marine plant

SFISHIP208C Operate low powered diesel engines

SFIAQUA102B Carry out basic aquaculture activities

SFIAQUA201C Collect broodstock and seedstock

SFIAQUA209C Manipulate stock culture environment

SFIAQUA211C Undertake routine maintenance of water supply and disposal systems and structures

SFIAQUA213C Monitor stock and environmental conditions

SFIAQUA214B Produce algal or live-feed cultures

SFIAQUA215B Carry out on-farm post-harvest operations

SFIAQUA217B Maintain stock culture, holding and other farm structures

SFIAQUA219B Operate and maintain high technology water treatment components

SFIAQUA220A Use waders

SFIAQUA221A Control predators and pests

SFIAQUA222A Control diseases

SFIAQUA301C Oversee and undertake effluent and waste treatment and disposal

SFIAQUA302C Construct or install stock culture, holding and farm structures

SFIAQUA303C Coordinate stock handling activities

SFIAQUA308C Maintain water quality and environmental monitoring

SFIAQUA309C Oversee harvest and post-harvest activities

SFIAQUA311B Oversee production and maintain algal or live-feed cultures

SFIAQUA313B Oversee operations of high technology water treatment components

SFIAQUA314A Support hatchery operations

SFIAQUA315A Oversee emergency procedures for on-land operations

SFIAQUA316A Oversee the control of predators and pests

SFIAQUA317A Oversee the control of diseases

SFIAQUA318A Coordinate feed activities

SFIAQUA407C Coordinate sustainable aquacultural practices

SFIAQUA408C Supervise harvest and post-harvest activities

SFIAQUA413A Develop emergency procedures for an aquaculture enterprise

SFIAQUA501C Develop a stock nutrition program

SFIAQUA502C Develop and implement an aquaculture breeding strategy

SFIAQUA503C Establish an aquacultural enterprise

SFIAQUA504C Plan environmentally sustainable aquacultural practices

SFIAQUA505C Plan stock health management

SFIAQUA507C Plan and design water supply and disposal systems

SFIAQUA508C Plan and design stock culture or holding systems and structures

SFIAQUA509B Develop stock production plan

 

Subject Matter Experts

Subject Matter Experts will be drawn on throughout this project to help review and draft the revised units, skill sets and qualifications.

If you are interested in applying to be a subject matter expert and are able to volunteer your time to this project, please email details of your expertise to michelle@skillsimpact.com.au

Development

Subject Matter Experts are currently being consulted to draft the revised qualifications, skill sets and units of competency. Meetings with these experts are taking place to address feedback that was received during the Workforce Functional Analysis workshops, as well as other feedback that was received in the early ‘Project Plan‘ stage of this project.

The Workforce Functional Analysis workshops were held during March and April, with people who work directly in the Seafood Industry. These hands on workshops consisted of Q&A sessions and activities to help identify the various job roles and tasks that exist within the seafood industry. Site visits were also undertaken to observe these job roles in workplaces.

Please feel welcome to continue to provide feedback about the current and existing qualifications, skill set and units that will be revised in this project. Scroll down to view the qualifications, skill set and units that will be reviewed in this project, and the various job roles and skilled activities they cover.

Public consultation workshops – Registrations open!

Thank you to those stakeholders that have been involved and provided feedback and advice so far. The revised draft qualifications, skill sets and units will be made available on this webpage for public consideration and feedback from July – August 2018 (under the ‘Drafts Available’ menu above). Face-to-face consultation workshops will also take place, across states and territories, with six webinars planned for those unable to attend in person. Registrations for these workshops are now open. Please feel free to register for a workshop near you or a webinar by clicking the corresponding link.

Face-to-Face Consultation Workshops

18 Jul 18, 9:30 – 12:30 – Melbourne, VIC – register here

20 Jul 18, 10:30 – 13:30 – Adelaide, SA – register here

24 Jul 18, 10:00 – 13:00 – Darwin, NT – register here

26 Jul 18, 9:00 – 12:00 – Perth, WA – register here

2 Aug 18, 10:00 – 13:00 – Sydney, NSW – register here

3 Aug 18, 10:00 – 13:00 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – register here

7 Aug 18, 9:00 – 12:00 – Brisbane, QLD – register here

8 Aug 18, 9:00 – 12:00 – Townsville, QLD – register here

10 Aug 18, 10:30 – 13:30 – Hobart, TAS – register here

Consultation Webinars

27 Jul 18, 11:00 AEST – Webinar – register here

27 Jul 18, 14:00 AEST – Webinar – register here

9 Aug 18, 11:00 AEST – Webinar – register here

9 Aug 18, 14:00 AEST – Webinar – register here

13 Aug 18, 11:00 AEST – Webinar – register here

13 Aug 18, 14:00 AEST – Webinar – register here

Provide your feedback on existing components

Below is a list of the current and existing qualifications, skill sets and units that will be reviewed as part of this project. Use the links below to view the components on Training.gov.au.

In preparation for the review of the Aquaculture, Fishing Operations and Biosecurity components, we invite you to provide your input on the current qualifications, skill sets and units. We would like to know what changes or updates should be made to the components so that they meet the skills needs of the industry.  In particular, we are seeking feedback about the units that are subject to deletion. If there is a need for these units, please provide comment explaining why and also any views you may have as to why there are so few enrolments.

Your feedback will help us in drafting the revised qualifications, skill sets and units.

To provide feedback, please use our feedback form. Alternatively, you can email Rebecca Ford rebecca@skillsimpact.com.au.

 

The following units have been proposed for deletion as they have had no, or very low enrolments, over the past 3 years.

If there is a need for these units, please provide comment explaining why and also any views you may have as to why there are so few enrolments.

SFIAQUA212C Work with crocodiles

SFIAQUA401C Develop and implement a stock health program

SFIAQUA402C Coordinate construction or installation of stock culture, holding and farm structures

SFIAQUA404C Operate hatchery

SFIAQUA406C Seed and harvest round pearls

SFIAQUA409B Implement, monitor and review stock production

SFIAQUA410B Implement a program to operate, maintain or upgrade a system comprising high technology water treatment components

SFIAQUA411A Manage water quality and environmental monitoring in enclosed systems

SFIAQUA510B Select, plan or design a system or facility utilising high technology water treatment components

SFIDIST501C Export product

SFIDIST502C Import product

SFIDIVE314A Perform compression chamber diving operations

SFIEMS401B Conduct an internal audit of an environmental management system

SFIFCHA301C Develop information and advice on fishing charter trips

SFIFCHA302C Operate an inshore day charter

SFIFCHA501C Plan and manage extended fishing charter trips

SFIFISH205C Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve drop lines and long lines to land catch

SFIFISH208C Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve purse seines to land catch

SFIFISH211A Provide support for diving operations

SFIFISH214B Contribute to at-sea processing of seafood

SFIFISH309B Construct nets and customise design

SFIFISH402C Manage and control fishing operations

SFILEAD401B Develop and promote knowledge of the industry sector

SFILEAD402B Negotiate effectively for the sector

SFILEAD403B Demonstrate commitment and professionalism

SFILEAD407A Provide expert information to a resource management group

SFILEAD408A Analyse information to develop strategic seafood management options

SFILEAD409A Negotiate collective outcomes within the resource management group process

SFILEAD501C Develop and promote industry knowledge

SFILEAD502C Shape strategic thinking

SFILEAD503C Cultivate productive working relationships

SFILEAD504C Plan and achieve change and results

SFILEAD505C Communicate with influence

SFILEAD506C Demonstrate personal drive and integrity

SFILEAD507C Provide corporate leadership

SFIOBSV301B Monitor and record fishing operations

SFIOBSV303B Collect routine fishery management data

SFIOBSV304B Analyse and report onboard observations

SFIOHS501C Establish and maintain the enterprise OHS program

SFIPROC201C Head and peel crustaceans

SFIPROC202C Process squid cuttlefish and octopus

SFIPROC304B Boil and pack crustaceans

SFIPROC305B Slaughter and process crocodiles

SFIPROC402C Maintain hygiene standards while servicing a food handling area

SFIPROC403C Follow basic food safety practices

SFIPROC406C Develop food safety programs

SFIPROC501C Manage seafood processing production units

SFIPROC502C Produce technical reports on seafood processing systems

SFIPROC503C Analyse seafood packaging requirements

SFIPROC601C Establish costs and or conditions for sale of seafood product

SFIPROC602C Plan and manage seafood and related product concept development

SFIPROC603C Develop and manage seafood and related product production trials

SFIPROC604C Plan and develop formulations and or specifications for new seafood product

SFIPROC606C Develop and implement energy control systems in seafood processing environments

SFIPROC607C Prepare work instructions for new seafood processing tasks

SFIPROC608C Provide practical and or commercial advice to seafood users

SFIPROC609C Monitor the seafood business environment to determine threats and opportunities

SFIPROC610C Establish and manage effective external relationships

SFISHIP202C Contribute to safe navigation

SFISHIP205C Maintain marine plant

SFISHIP208C Operate low powered diesel engines

SFIAQUA102B Carry out basic aquaculture activities

SFIAQUA201C Collect broodstock and seedstock

SFIAQUA209C Manipulate stock culture environment

SFIAQUA211C Undertake routine maintenance of water supply and disposal systems and structures

SFIAQUA213C Monitor stock and environmental conditions

SFIAQUA214B Produce algal or live-feed cultures

SFIAQUA215B Carry out on-farm post-harvest operations

SFIAQUA217B Maintain stock culture, holding and other farm structures

SFIAQUA219B Operate and maintain high technology water treatment components

SFIAQUA220A Use waders

SFIAQUA221A Control predators and pests

SFIAQUA222A Control diseases

SFIAQUA301C Oversee and undertake effluent and waste treatment and disposal

SFIAQUA302C Construct or install stock culture, holding and farm structures

SFIAQUA303C Coordinate stock handling activities

SFIAQUA308C Maintain water quality and environmental monitoring

SFIAQUA309C Oversee harvest and post-harvest activities

SFIAQUA311B Oversee production and maintain algal or live-feed cultures

SFIAQUA313B Oversee operations of high technology water treatment components

SFIAQUA314A Support hatchery operations

SFIAQUA315A Oversee emergency procedures for on-land operations

SFIAQUA316A Oversee the control of predators and pests

SFIAQUA317A Oversee the control of diseases

SFIAQUA318A Coordinate feed activities

SFIAQUA407C Coordinate sustainable aquacultural practices

SFIAQUA408C Supervise harvest and post-harvest activities

SFIAQUA413A Develop emergency procedures for an aquaculture enterprise

SFIAQUA501C Develop a stock nutrition program

SFIAQUA502C Develop and implement an aquaculture breeding strategy

SFIAQUA503C Establish an aquacultural enterprise

SFIAQUA504C Plan environmentally sustainable aquacultural practices

SFIAQUA505C Plan stock health management

SFIAQUA507C Plan and design water supply and disposal systems

SFIAQUA508C Plan and design stock culture or holding systems and structures

SFIAQUA509B Develop stock production plan

 

Register your interest in the project

Subscribe to the Skills Impact newsletter to keep informed about project updates and opportunities to provide input and feedback. Make sure to select ‘Aquaculture & Wild Catch’ as your industry of interest on the subscription form.

 

Drafts Available

Thank you to all those who provided feedback on the revised qualifications, skill sets and units of competency. The drafts were made available on the Skills Impact website for broad stakeholder review from 20 July – 19 August 2018.

Feedback was sought on whether the draft documents reflect current industry skills standards, knowledge and practices and whether all job functions are accurately described. Feedback will inform the work on the final drafts which will be available for industry validation in September 2018.

They have been reviewed and updated to incorporate skills to address changes in technology, legislative and regulatory requirements and environmental sustainability and management. They have also been reviewed to address the increasing and imperative importance of biosecurity within the industry.

Summary of consultation

Feedback on the draft documents was collected via the online feedback hub, face-to-face consultation workshops and webinars. To view the draft documents, including comments that were made on them from people using the feedback hub, please click on the expandable document menus below.

The draft qualifications, skill sets and units have been drafted in consultation with Subject Matter Experts. They have considered feedback that was received out of Workforce Functional Analysis workshops in March and April. People working directly in the Seafood Industry participated and provided information on the skills and knowledge required for job roles and tasks. Site visits were undertaken to observe these job roles in workplaces. Thank you to those who provided feedback during these activities.

 

Qualifications

The total number of units for each qualification has been reduced by removing the same core units (or ‘nesting’ of units) that appeared across all qualifications.

The number of imported units from other training packages has increased to allow greater flexibility in qualifications, to enable application in different contexts and to meet the diversity of individuals and organisational needs.

SFI10118 Certificate I in Seafood Industry is proposed to be been merged with SFI10111 Certificate I in Aquaculture, SFI10211 Certificate I in Fishing Operations, SFI10511 Certificate I in Seafood Processing. Industry feedback was for a flexible Certificate I qualification, that allows for the development of basic routine skills across each of sectors of the Seafood Industry, would be sufficient in preparing individuals to work in the Seafood Industry.

Content from the Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management Support) is proposed to be covered under the following revised qualifications:

  • SFI30118 Certificate III in Aquaculture
  • SFI40118 Certificate III in Fishing Operations

The revised SFI30118 Certificate III qualifications also allow for specialisations in Diving Operations and Vessel Operations.

The SFI40118 Certificate IV in Aquaculture has been revised to incorporate content from the Certificate IV in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management Support).

The following qualifications a proposed for deletion, based on lack of job outcomes or no/low enrolments in the last three years or more:

  • SFI40211 Certificate IV in Fishing Operations
  • SFI50211 Diploma of Fishing Operations

 

SFI10118 Certificate I in Seafood Industry View qualification
SFI20118 Certificate II in Aquaculture View qualification
SFI20518 Certificate II in Fishing Operations View qualification
SFI30118 Certificate III in Aquaculture View qualification
SFI30218 Certificate III in Fishing Operations View qualification
SFI40118 Certificate IV in Aquaculture View qualification
SFI50118 Diploma of Aquaculture View qualification

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Skill Sets

A new Aquaculture Chemical Skill Set has been developed based on an industry need for safety in using chemicals in aquaculture.

A new Aquatic Biosecurity Skill Set has been developed to address the increasing and imperative importance of biosecurity within the industry.

SFISSOXXX Abalone Diver Environmental Management Skill Set View skill set
SFISSOXXX Aquaculture Chemical Skill Set *New* View skill set
SFISSOXXX Aquatic Biosecurity Skill Set *New* View skill set
SFISSOXXX Deckhand Induction Skill Set View skill set
SFISSOXXX Environment Management Systems Coordinator Skill Set View skill set
SFISSOXXX Fishing Operator Skill Set View skill set
SFISSOXXX Net Repair Skill Set View skill set

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Units of Competency

All units have been reviewed to ensure current practice and terminology, and that skill complexity is appropriately aligned to its qualification’s Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level.

All units have transitioned to comply with the Standards for Training Packages:

  • Simplified to only include what is essential and required
  • Delivery advice now appears in an implementation guide
  • Description of essential foundation skills
  • Assessments strengthened to state frequency, volume and type of evidence required
  • Language reviewed for clarity

All prerequisites have also been removed to support equitable access and progression for learners.

New units have been developed to address the following skills gaps:

  • Biosecurity control
  • Specialist skills addressing advanced aquaculture practices and technologies

SFIAQU102 Carry out basic aquaculture activities View unit
SFIAQU201 Collect broodstock and seedstock View unit
SFIAQU205 Feed stock View unit
SFIAQU206 Handle stock View unit
SFIAQU209 Manipulate stock culture environment View unit
SFIAQU211 Undertake routine maintenance of water supply and disposal systems and structures View unit
SFIAQU212 Monitor stock View unit
SFIAQU213 Monitor environmental conditions View unit
SFIAQU214 Produce algal or live-feed cultures View unit
SFIAQU215 Carry out on-farm post-harvest operations View unit
SFIAQU216 Harvest cultured or held stock View unit
SFIAQU217 Maintain stock culture, holding and other farm structures View unit
SFIAQU219 Operate and maintain high technology water treatment components View unit
SFIAQU220 Use waders safely in aquatic environments View unit
SFIAQU221 Control predators and pests View unit
SFIAQU222 Control diseases View unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

SFIAQU301 Undertake effluent and waste treatment and disposal View unit
SFIAQU302 Construct or install stock culture, holding and farm structures View unit
SFIAQU303 Monitor stock handling activities View unit
SFIAQU308 Maintain water quality and environmental monitoring View unit
SFIAQU309 Monitor harvest and post-harvest activities View unit
SFIAQU311 Monitor production and maintain algal or live-feed cultures View unit
SFIAQU313 Monitor operations of high technology water treatment components View unit
SFIAQU314 Support hatchery operations View unit
SFIAQU315 Carry out emergency procedures for on-land operations View unit
SFIAQU316 Apply control measures for predators and pests View unit
SFIAQU317 Apply control measures for diseases View unit
SFIAQU318 Monitor feed activities View unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

SFIAQU407 Coordinate sustainable aquacultural practices View unit
SFIAQU408 Supervise harvest and post-harvest activities View unit
SFIAQU413 Develop emergency procedures for an aquaculture enterprise View unit
SFIAQU414 Implement low water exchange microbial floc technologies *New* View unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

SFIAQU501 Develop a stock nutrition program View unit
SFIAQU502 Develop and implement an aquaculture breeding strategy View unit
SFIAQU503 Establish an aquaculture facility View unit
SFIAQU504 Plan and implement environmentally sustainable aquacultural practices View unit
SFIAQU505 Plan stock health management View unit
SFIAQU507 Plan and design water supply and disposal systems View unit
SFIAQU508 Plan and design stock culture or holding systems and structures View unit
SFIAQU509 Develop stock production plan View unit
SFIAQU511 Culture new aquaculture species *New* View unit
SFIAQU512 Develop and implement an aquaculture genetic breeding program *New* View unit
SFIAQU513 Manage a farm based aquaculture research trial *New* View unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

SFIBIO201 Inspect and clean aquatic field work equipment *New* View unit
SFIBIO301 Identify and report signs of aquatic diseases or pests *New* View unit
SFIBIO401 Apply aquaculture biosecurity measures *New* View unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

SFIXSI101 Apply basic seafood handling and safety practices View unit
SFIXSI205 Work effectively in the seafood industry View unit
SFIXSI209 Maintain the temperature of seafood View unit
SFIXSI402 Act to prevent interaction with protected species View unit
SFIXSI611 Participate in a media interview or presentation View unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

SFIDIV309 Work effectively as a diver in the seafood industry View unit
SFIDIV310 Perform diving operations using SSBA View unit
SFIDIV311 Perform diving operations using SCUBA View unit
SFIDIV312 Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using SSBA View unit
SFIDIV313 Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using SCUBA View unit
SFIDIV315 Perform underwater work in the aquaculture sector View unit
SFIDIV316 Perform underwater work in the wild catch sector View unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

SFIFSH202 Cook on board a vessel View unit
SFIFSH203 Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve trawls to land catch View unit
SFIFSH204 Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve pots and traps to land catch View unit
SFIFSH206 Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve hand operated lines to land catch View unit
SFIFSH207 Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve beach seines, mesh nets or gill nets to land catch View unit
SFIFSH210 Assemble and repair damaged netting View unit
SFIFSH215 Apply deckhand skills aboard a fishing vessel View unit
SFIFSH302 Collect reliable scientific data and samples View unit
SFIFSH310 Adjust and position fishing gear View unit
SFIFSH311 Operate vessel deck machinery and lifting appliance View unit
SFIFSH312 Perform breath-hold diving operations View unit
SFIFSH401 Locate fishing grounds and stocks of fish View unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

SFIVOP201 Comply with organisational and legislative requirements for vessel operations View unit
SFIVOP206 Operate a small vessel View unit
SFIVOP207 Operate and maintain outboard motors View unit
SFIVOP211 Prepare for vessel maintenance View unit

 

The draft documents can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format by clicking here.

Units proposed for deletion due to duplication

After review of the units, the following units of competency are being proposed for deletion due to duplication of content that can be delivered with existing units from other Training Packages.

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Unit proposed for deletion Proposed replacement unit
SFICORE103C Communicate in the seafood industry BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace
SFICORE106B Meet workplace OHS requirements BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
SFIOHS301C Implement OHS policies and guidelines BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
SFIEMS201B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SFIEMS301B Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
SFIEMS501B Develop workplace policy for sustainability BSBSUS501 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
SFIPROC404C Apply and monitor food safety requirements FBPFSY4001 Supervise and maintain a food safety plan (pending AISC endorsement as part of the Food Science and Technology Project)
SFIPROC405C Oversee the implementation of a food safety program in the workplace
SFIPROC407C Conduct internal food safety audits HLTFSE008 Conduct internal food safety audits

 

Units proposed for deletion due to low enrolments

The following units of competency are being proposed for deletion due to no or very low enrolments, over the past 3 years.

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Crocodiles

SFIAQUA212C Work with crocodiles

SFIPROC305B Slaughter and process crocodiles

Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution)

SFIDIST501C Export product

SFIDIST502C Import product

Seafood Processing

SFIPROC201C Head and peel crustaceans

SFIPROC202C Process squid cuttlefish and octopus

SFIPROC304B Boil and pack crustaceans

SFIPROC402C Maintain hygiene standards while servicing a food handling area

SFIPROC403C Follow basic food safety practices

SFIPROC406C Develop food safety programs

SFIPROC501C Manage seafood processing production units

SFIPROC502C Produce technical reports on seafood processing systems

SFIPROC503C Analyse seafood packaging requirements

SFIPROC601C Establish costs and or conditions for sale of seafood product

SFIPROC602C Plan and manage seafood and related product concept development

SFIPROC603C Develop and manage seafood and related product production trials

SFIPROC604C Plan and develop formulations and or specifications for new seafood product

SFIPROC606C Develop and implement energy control systems in seafood processing environments

SFIPROC607C Prepare work instructions for new seafood processing tasks

SFIPROC608C Provide practical and or commercial advice to seafood users

SFIPROC609C Monitor the seafood business environment to determine threats and opportunities

SFIPROC610C Establish and manage effective external relationships

Aquaculture Operations

SFIAQUA401C Develop and implement a stock health program

SFIAQUA402C Coordinate construction or installation of stock culture, holding and farm structures

SFIAQUA404C Operate hatchery

SFIAQUA406C Seed and harvest round pearls

SFIAQUA409B Implement, monitor and review stock production

SFIAQUA410B Implement a program to operate, maintain or upgrade a system comprising high technology water treatment components

SFIAQUA411A Manage water quality and environmental monitoring in enclosed systems

SFIAQUA510B Select, plan or design a system or facility utilising high technology water treatment components

Diving

SFIDIVE314A Perform compression chamber diving operations

Fishing Operations

SFIFISH205C Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve drop lines and long lines to land catch

SFIFISH208C Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve purse seines to land catch

SFIFISH211A Provide support for diving operations

SFIFISH214B Contribute to at-sea processing of seafood

SFIFISH309B Construct nets and customise design

SFIFISH402C Manage and control fishing operations

Vessel Operations

SFIFCHA301C Develop information and advice on fishing charter trips

SFIFCHA302C Operate an inshore day charter

SFIFCHA501C Plan and manage extended fishing charter trips

SFISHIP202C Contribute to safe navigation

SFISHIP205C Maintain marine plant

SFISHIP208C Operate low powered diesel engines

Management

SFIEMS401B Conduct an internal audit of an environmental management system

SFILEAD401B Develop and promote knowledge of the industry sector

SFILEAD402B Negotiate effectively for the sector

SFILEAD403B Demonstrate commitment and professionalism

SFILEAD407A Provide expert information to a resource management group

SFILEAD408A Analyse information to develop strategic seafood management options

SFILEAD409A Negotiate collective outcomes within the resource management group process

SFILEAD501C Develop and promote industry knowledge

SFILEAD502C Shape strategic thinking

SFILEAD503C Cultivate productive working relationships

SFILEAD504C Plan and achieve change and results

SFILEAD505C Communicate with influence

SFILEAD506C Demonstrate personal drive and integrity

SFILEAD507C Provide corporate leadership

Observation

SFIOBSV301B Monitor and record fishing operations

SFIOBSV303B Collect routine fishery management data

SFIOBSV304B Analyse and report onboard observations

Health and safety

SFIOHS501C Establish and maintain the enterprise OHS program

 

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Validation

Thank you to those who participated in the validation process for the final draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency. The final drafts were made available on the Skills Impact website from 27 September – 30 November 2018, after the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) granted an extension to the initial 10 October deadline. The final drafts will shortly progress through to the Finalisation stage of the project which includes quality assurance of the documents and review and feedback from the State/Territory Training Authorities. They will then be forwarded to the Aquaculture & Wild Catch Industry Reference Committee (IRC) for consideration and sign off, before being submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) to consider and approve for publication on training.gov.au.

Validation  means checking and confirming that the documents are logical and factually accurate. They have been improved so that the final draft qualifications, skill sets and units accurately reflect the current industry skills standards and practices and so that all job functions are accurately described.

Summary of consultation to date

Prior to the Validation period, the draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency were made available on the Skills Impact website under the ‘Drafts Available’ stage from 20 July – 19 August 2018. At this time, three qualifications, two skill sets and 28 units were revised. As part of the process six new units were also developed to address skill gaps in biosecurity control and advanced aquaculture and technologies. In addition, industry supported the deletion of 19 units, in order to streamline the qualifications and remove duplications. Some units have also had a code and title change to reflect current industry terminology. Due to the crossover of many of the skills being reviewed, consultation activities for this project have taken place concurrently with the Seafood Post Harvest Project. A description of how feedback has been considered and applied in the “drafts available” stage can be downloaded below.

 

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Based on industry consultation and stakeholder feedback, six new Post Harvest units have been developed.

SFIBIO201 Inspect and clean aquatic field work equipment Download final draft unit
SFIBIO301 Identify and report signs of aquatic diseases or pests Download final draft unit
SFIBIO401 Apply aquaculture biosecurity measures Download final draft unit
SFIBIO501 Plan and implement an aquaculture farm biosecurity plan Download final draft unit
SFIAQU414 Implement low water exchange microbial floc technologies Download final draft unit
SFIAQU511 Culture new aquaculture species Download final draft unit
SFIAQU512 Develop and implement an aquaculture genetic breeding program Download final draft unit
SFIAQU513 Manage a farm based aquaculture research trial Download final draft unit
SFIWHS301 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes Download final draft unit

 

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These units were originally proposed for deletion (due to low or no enrolments over the past three years according to NCVER data), but stakeholder feedback has indicated some support to keep them. The units have been redeveloped and include:

SFIAQU2X1 Work with crocodiles (previously SFIAQUA212C) Download final draft unit
SFIAQU401 Develop and implement a stock health program (previously SFIAQUA401C) Download final draft unit
SFIAQU402 Coordinate construction or installation of stock culture, holding and farm structures (previously SFIAQUA402C) Download final draft unit
SFIAQU404 Operate hatchery (previously SFIAQUA404C) Download final draft unit
SFIAQU409 Implement, monitor and review stock production (previously SFIAQUA409B) Download final draft unit
SFIAQU410 Implement a program to operate, maintain or upgrade a recirculating aquaculture system (previously SFIAQUA410B Implement a program to operate, maintain or upgrade a system comprising high technology water treatment components) Download final draft unit
SFIAQU411 Manage water quality and environmental monitoring in enclosed systems (previously SFIAQUA411A) Download final draft unit
SFIAQU510 Design a recirculating aquaculture system (previously SFIAQUA510B Select, plan or design a system or facility utilising high technology water treatment components) Download final draft unit
SFIFSH309 Construct nets and customise design (previously SFIFISH309B) Download final draft unit
SFIFSH402 Manage and control fishing operations (previously SFIFISH402C) Download final draft unit
SFIVOP202 Contribute to safe navigation (previously SFISHIP202C) Download final draft unit
SFIEMS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices (previously SFIEMS201B) Download final draft unit
SFIEMS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices (previously SFIEMS301B) Download final draft unit

 

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Cross sector units have been reviewed and redeveloped to meet skill and knowledge requirements relevant to all industry sectors.

SFIXSI101 Apply basic seafood handling and safety practices Download final draft unit
SFIXSI205 Work effectively in the seafood industry Download final draft unit
SFIXSI209 Maintain the temperature of seafood Download final draft unit
SFIXSI402 Act to prevent interaction with protected species Download final draft unit
SFIXSI611 Participate in a media interview or presentation Download final draft unit
SFIXSI103 Communicate in the seafood industry Download final draft unit
SFIWHS201 Meet workplace health and safety requirements Download final draft unit

Stakeholder feedback has supported the deletion of the following units.

Aquaculture Operations

SFIAQUA406C Seed and harvest round pearls

Diving

SFIDIVE314A Perform compression chamber diving operations

Fishing Operations

SFIFISH205C Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve drop lines and long lines to land catch

SFIFISH208C Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve purse seines to land catch

SFIFISH211A Provide support for diving operations

SFIFISH214B Contribute to at-sea processing of seafood

Management

SFIEMS401B Conduct an internal audit of an environmental management system

SFILEAD401B Develop and promote knowledge of the industry sector

SFILEAD402B Negotiate effectively for the sector

SFILEAD403B Demonstrate commitment and professionalism

SFILEAD407A Provide expert information to a resource management group

SFILEAD408A Analyse information to develop strategic seafood management options

SFILEAD409A Negotiate collective outcomes within the resource management group process

SFILEAD501C Develop and promote industry knowledge

SFILEAD502C Shape strategic thinking

SFILEAD503C Cultivate productive working relationships

SFILEAD504C Plan and achieve change and results

SFILEAD505C Communicate with influence

SFILEAD506C Demonstrate personal drive and integrity

SFILEAD507C Provide corporate leadership

Health and safety

SFIOHS501C Establish and maintain the enterprise OHS program

SFIOHS301C Implement OHS policies and guidelines

Vessel Operations

SFIFCHA301C Develop information and advice on fishing charter trips

SFIFCHA302C Operate an inshore day charter

SFIFCHA501C Plan and manage extended fishing charter trips

SFISHIP205C Maintain marine plant

SFISHIP208C Operate low powered diesel engines

Units proposed for deletion due to duplication

The following unit is proposed for deletion due to duplication of content that can be delivered with an existing unit from another training package.

SFIEMS501B Develop workplace policy for sustainability to be replaced with BSBSUS501 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

 

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SFIAQU102 Carry out basic aquaculture activities Download final draft unit
SFIAQU201 Collect broodstock and seedstock Download final draft unit
SFIAQU205 Feed stock Download final draft unit
SFIAQU206 Handle stock Download final draft unit
SFIAQU209 Manipulate stock culture environment Download final draft unit
SFIAQU211 Undertake routine maintenance of water supply and disposal systems and structures Download final draft unit
SFIAQU212 Monitor water quality Download final draft unit
SFIAQU213 Monitor stock and environmental conditions Download final draft unit
SFIAQU214 Produce algal or live-feed cultures Download final draft unit
SFIAQU215 Carry out on-farm post-harvest operations Download final draft unit
SFIAQU216 Harvest cultured or held stock Download final draft unit
SFIAQU217 Maintain stock culture, holding and other farm structures Download final draft unit
SFIAQU219 Operate and maintain a re-circulation aquaculture system Download final draft unit
SFIAQU220 Use waders safely in aquatic environments Download final draft unit
SFIAQU221 Control predators and pests Download final draft unit
SFIAQU222 Control diseases Download final draft unit

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SFIAQU301 Undertake effluent treatment and waste disposal Download final draft unit
SFIAQU302 Construct or install stock culture, holding and farm structures Download final draft unit
SFIAQU303 Monitor stock handling activities Download final draft unit
SFIAQU308 Maintain water quality and environmental monitoring Download final draft unit
SFIAQU309 Monitor harvest and post-harvest activities Download final draft unit
SFIAQU311 Monitor production and maintain algal or live-feed cultures Download final draft unit
SFIAQU313 Monitor the operations of a recirculating aquaculture system Download final draft unit
SFIAQU314 Support hatchery operations Download final draft unit
SFIAQU315 Carry out emergency procedures for on-land operations Download final draft unit
SFIAQU316 Apply control measures for predators and pests Download final draft unit
SFIAQU317 Apply control measures for diseases Download final draft unit
SFIAQU318 Monitor feed activities Download final draft unit
SFIAQU407 Coordinate sustainable aquacultural practices Download final draft unit
SFIAQU408 Supervise harvest and post-harvest activities Download final draft unit
SFIAQU413 Develop emergency procedures for an aquaculture enterprise Download final draft unit

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SFIAQU501 Develop a stock nutrition program Download final draft unit
SFIAQU502 Develop and implement an aquaculture breeding strategy Download final draft unit
SFIAQU503 Establish an aquaculture facility Download final draft unit
SFIAQU504 Plan and implement environmentally sustainable aquacultural practices Download final draft unit
SFIAQU505 Plan stock health management Download final draft unit
SFIAQU507 Plan and design water supply and disposal systems Download final draft unit
SFIAQU508 Plan and design stock culture or holding systems and structures Download final draft unit
SFIAQU509 Develop stock production plan Download final draft unit

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SFIDIV309 Work effectively as a diver in the seafood industry Download final draft unit
SFIDIV310 Perform diving operations using SSBA Download final draft unit
SFIDIV311 Perform diving operations using SCUBA Download final draft unit
SFIDIV312 Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using SSBA Download final draft unit
SFIDIV313 Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using SCUBA Download final draft unit
SFIDIV315 Perform underwater work in the aquaculture sector Download final draft unit
SFIDIV316 Perform underwater work in the wild catch sector Download final draft unit

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SFIFSH202 Cook on board a vessel Download final draft unit
SFIFSH203 Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve trawls to land catch Download final draft unit
SFIFSH204 Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve pots and traps to land catch Download final draft unit
SFIFSH206 Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve hand operated lines to land catch Download final draft unit
SFIFSH207 Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve beach seines, mesh nets or gill nets to land catch Download final draft unit
SFIFSH210 Assemble and repair damaged netting Download final draft unit
SFIFSH215 Apply deckhand skills aboard a fishing vessel Download final draft unit
SFIFSH302 Collect reliable scientific data and samples Download final draft unit
SFIFSH310 Adjust and position fishing gear Download final draft unit
SFIFSH311 Operate vessel deck machinery and lifting appliance Download final draft unit
SFIFSH312 Perform breath-hold diving operations Download final draft unit
SFIFSH401 Locate fishing grounds and stocks of fish Download final draft unit

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SFIVOP201 Comply with organisational and legislative requirements for vessel operations Download final draft unit
SFIVOP206 Operate a small vessel Download final draft unit
SFIVOP207 Operate and maintain outboard motors Download final draft unit
SFIVOP211 Prepare for vessel maintenance Download final draft unit

Skills sets

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Four new Skill sets have been developed to meet potential future skills needs.

SFISSOXXX Aquatic Biosecurity Skill Set Download final draft skill set
SFISSOXXX Aquaculture Chemical Skill Set Download final draft skill set
SFISSOXXX Crocodile Handling and Processing Skill Set Download final draft skill set
SFISSOXXX Basic – Aquatic Biosecurity Skill Set Download final draft skill set

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SFISSOXXX Abalone Diver Environmental Management Skill Set Download final draft skill set
SFISSOXXX Deckhand Induction Skill Set Download final draft skill set
SFISSOXXX Environment Management Systems Coordinator Skill Set Download final draft skill set
SFISSOXXX Fishing Operator Skill Set Download final draft skill set
SFISSOXXX Net Construction and Repair Skill Set Download final draft skill set

Qualifications

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SFI10118 Certificate I in Seafood Industry Download final draft qualification
SFI20118 Certificate II in Aquaculture Download final draft qualification
SFI20518 Certificate II in Fishing Operations Download final draft qualification
SFI30118 Certificate III in Aquaculture Download final draft qualification
SFI30218 Certificate III in Fishing Operations Download final draft qualification
SFI40118 Certificate IV in Aquaculture Download final draft qualification
SFI50118 Diploma of Aquaculture Download final draft qualification

 

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Finalisation

To protect their industry against diseases and pests, the aquaculture, fishing and seafood industry in Australia works under strict environmental and biosecurity guidelines, and is subject to multiple legislative and regulatory requirements.

At the same time, their operating environment is constantly evolving due to new technologies and market requirements.

“There is a huge expansion of aquaculture and a need for people with high skills for example in Barramundi farms – we do have people with Higher Education qualifications but they still need the work/practical skills for hatcheries”. John Manson, NSW Fishing Industry Training Committee and Oyster farmer

Skills Impact has worked with the Australian seafood industry in the recent review of the aquaculture and fishing vocational qualifications, providing an important opportunity to ensure all units of competency, skill sets and qualifications are fit for purpose and able to take the industry where it needs to go.


“I want every single person on my site to understand biosecurity as part of site induction and they need to know why they need to do it. I want biosecurity to be as common as putting a life jacket on.” Abby Irish, Fish Health Manager, Tassal

As this project shares similar skill needs with the Seafood Post Harvest Project and many of the units are applicable to both, the two projects have taken place concurrently. As such all details and documents for both projects have been provided here.

The review took 16 months, including more than 30 consultation events across the country. Thank you to the 183 industry members who provided detailed feedback. The result has been a streamlining of the training package to remove redundant qualifications, skill sets and units, and to develop new and existing ones, particularly in the areas of biosecurity and specialist skills addressing advanced aquaculture and technologies. This has been approved by the Seafood Industry Reference Committee (IRC). This information has been captured in a Case for Endorsement which has been submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration at their meeting on 5 June 2019.

Once approved by the AISC the new materials will be published on the training.gov.au website making them available for use by registered training organisations (RTOs). RTOs can find information to help them adopt to the new changes in the Companion Volume, which provides additional information about the impacts of regulation and licensing implications and workplace health and safety on their training.

Key changes

Qualifications:

  • Merging of three qualifications (Certificate I in Aquaculture, Certificate I in Fishing Operations and Certificate I in Seafood Processing) to create one qualification – Certificate I in Seafood Industry.
  • Include skills standards for environmental management in the Certificate III in Aquaculture, Certificate III in Fishing Operations and Certificate IV in Aquaculture, removing the need for separate Certificate III and IV in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management Support).
  • The Certificate IV in Fishing Operations, Diploma of Fishing Operations and Diploma of Seafood Processing have been deleted, based on advice from industry that there are no job outcomes for these qualifications. Training required by managers can be adequately met by the BSB Business Services Training Package.
  • Skills standards for sales and distribution have been incorporated into the Certificate II, III and IV in Seafood Post Harvest Operations, removing the need for separate Certificate II, III and IV in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution).
  • New units developed to incorporate skills related to biosecurity.

Units:
Skills standards for addressing biosecurity concerns have been strengthened across all relevant units. New units have been developed for inspecting and cleaning aquatic work equipment, identifying and reporting signs of aquatic diseases and pests, applying aquaculture biosecurity measures and planning and implementing an aquaculture biosecurity plan. These new units have been listed as core units within Aquaculture and Fishing Operations qualifications.

Skill sets:
New skill sets were developed to allow for different entry and exit points between sector-specific qualifications. New skills sets have been developed for basic aquatic biosecurity and aquatic biosecurity, aquaculture chemicals, crocodile handling and processing, sector representation and fisheries compliance.

Summary of consultation

Consultation with industry has taken place across Australia. The qualifications, skill sets and units were drafted in consultation with 21 Subject Matter Experts. The broader industry was consulted on the draft documents at two different stages – the ‘Drafts Available’ and ‘Validation’ stages. A summary of feedback and how it has been considered and applied at each stage can be downloaded below.

A third project within the Seafood Industry Training Package was undertaken to improve training opportunities for fisheries officers. To view the outcomes of this project see the Fisheries Compliance Project page.

Please find below copies of the final draft documents that were submitted to the AISC.

 

Qualifications

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This qualification was developed by merging the existing SFI10111 Certificate I in Aquaculture, SFI10211 Certificate I in Fishing Operations and SFI10511 Certificate I in Seafood Processing. The Core units and packaging rules were revised, and total number of units reduced by 2. This new, rationalised Certificate is a preparatory qualification suitable for all sectors. It has no real job outcomes but is suitable for delivery as a VETiS program for secondary school students.

SFI10119 Certificate I in Seafood Industry

SFI20118 Certificate II in Aquaculture
SFI20518 Certificate II in Fishing Operations
SFI20518 Certificate II in Seafood Post Harvest Operations
SFI30118 Certificate III in Aquaculture
SFI30218 Certificate III in Fishing Operations
SFI30518 Certificate III in Seafood Post Harvest Operations
SFI40118 Certificate IV in Aquaculture
SFI40518 Certificate IV in Seafood Post Harvest Operations
SFI50118 Diploma of Aquaculture

Skill Sets

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SFISS00016 Aquaculture Chemical Skill Set
SFISS00017 Basic Aquatic Biosecurity Skill Set
SFISS00018 Aquatic Biosecurity Skill Set
SFISS00019 Crocodile Handling and Processing Skill Set
SFISS00023 Fisheries Compliance for Industry Skill Set
SFISS00028 Sector Representation Skill Set

SFISS00015 Abalone Diver Environmental Management Skill Set
SFISS00020 Deckhand Induction Skill Set
SFISS00021 Environment Sustainability Management Skill Set
SFISS00022 Fish Processor Induction Skill Set
 SFISS00027 Net Construction and Repair Skill Set
SFISS00026 Fishing Operator Skill Set

 

Units of Competency

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New units

SFIAQU406 Implement low water exchange microbial floc technologies
SFIAQU506 Manage an aquaculture research trial
SFIAQU511 Culture new aquaculture species

Revised units – level 1 & 2

SFIAQU101 Carry out basic aquaculture activities
SFIAQU201 Collect broodstock and seedstock
SFIAQU202 Handle stock
SFIAQU203 Manipulate stock culture environment
SFIAQU204 Undertake routine maintenance of water supply and disposal systems and structures
SFIAQU205 Monitor water quality
SFIAQU206 Feed stock
SFIAQU207 Monitor stock and environmental conditions
SFIAQU208 Produce algal or live-feed cultures
SFIAQU209 Carry out on-farm post-harvest operations
SFIAQU210 Harvest cultured or held stock
SFIAQU211 Maintain stock culture, holding and other farm structures
SFIAQU212 Operate and maintain a recirculating aquaculture system
SFIAQU213 Use waders safely in aquatic environments
SFIAQU214 Control predators and pests
SFIAQU215 Control diseases
SFIAQU216 Work with crocodiles

Revised units – level 3

SFIAQU301 Undertake effluent treatment and waste disposal
SFIAQU302 Construct or install stock culture, holding and farm structures
SFIAQU303 Monitor stock handling activities
SFIAQU304 Maintain water quality and environmental monitoring
SFIAQU305 Monitor harvest and post-harvest activities
SFIAQU306 Monitor production and maintain algal or live-feed cultures
SFIAQU307 Monitor the operations of a recirculating aquaculture system
SFIAQU308 Support hatchery operations
SFIAQU309 Carry out emergency procedures
SFIAQU310 Apply control measures for predators and pests
SFIAQU311 Apply control measures for diseases
SFIAQU312 Monitor feed activities

Revised units – level 4

SFIAQU401 Develop and implement a stock health program
SFIAQU402 Coordinate construction or installation of stock culture, holding and farm structures
SFIAQU403 Manage water quality and environmental monitoring in enclosed systems
SFIAQU404 Operate hatchery
SFIAQU405 Develop emergency procedures for an aquaculture enterprise
SFIAQU407 Coordinate sustainable aquacultural practices
SFIAQU408 Supervise harvest and post-harvest activities
SFIAQU409 Implement, monitor and review stock production
SFIAQU410 Implement a program to operate, maintain or upgrade a recirculating aquaculture system

Revised units – level 5

SFIAQU501 Develop a stock nutrition program
SFIAQU502 Develop and implement an aquaculture breeding strategy
SFIAQU503 Establish an aquaculture facility
SFIAQU504 Plan and implement environmentally sustainable aquacultural practices
SFIAQU505 Plan stock health management
SFIAQU507 Plan and design water supply and disposal systems
SFIAQU508 Plan and design stock culture or holding systems and structures
SFIAQU509 Develop stock production plan
SFIAQU510 Design a recirculating aquaculture system

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SFIBIO201 Inspect and clean aquatic work equipment
SFIBIO301 Identify and report signs of aquatic diseases or pests
SFIBIO401 Apply aquaculture biosecurity measures
SFIBIO501 Plan and implement an aquaculture biosecurity plan

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SFIDIV301 Work effectively as a diver in the seafood industry
SFIDIV302 Perform diving operations using SSBA
SFIDIV303 Perform diving operations using SCUBA
SFIDIV304 Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using SSBA
SFIDIV305 Undertake emergency procedures in SCUBA diving operations
SFIDIV306 Perform underwater work in the aquaculture sector
SFIDIV307 Perform underwater work in the wild catch sector

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SFIEMS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SFIEMS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

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SFIFSH201 Assemble and repair damaged netting
SFIFSH202 Cook on board a vessel
SFIFSH203 Use trawls to land catch
SFIFSH204 Use pots and traps to land catch
SFIFSH205 Apply deckhand skills aboard a fishing vessel
SFIFSH206 Use hand operated lines to land catch
SFIFSH207 Use beach seines, mesh nets or gill nets to land catch
SFIFSH301 Operate vessel deck machinery and lifting appliance
SFIFSH302 Perform breath-hold diving operations
SFIFSH303 Construct nets and customise design
SFIFSH304 Adjust and position fishing gear
SFIFSH305 Locate fishing grounds and stocks of fish
SFIFSH306 Manage and control fishing operations

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New

SFIPRO301 Monitor hygiene and sanitation requirements
SFIPRO403 Develop and implement a seafood waste utilisation strategy

Revised

SFIPRO101 Clean fish
SFIPRO102 Clean work area
SFIPRO103 Fillet fish and prepare portions
SFIPRO104 Work with knives
SFIPRO201 Head and peel crustaceans
SFIPRO202 Process squid, cuttlefish and octopus
SFIPRO203 Shuck molluscs
SFIPRO302 Handle and pack sashimi-grade fish
SFIPRO303 Slaughter and process crocodiles
SFIPRO304 Boil and pack crustaceans
SFIPRO401 Evaluate a batch of seafood
SFIPRO402 Manage a product recall
SFIPRO404 Plan and develop formulations and specifications for new seafood product

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New

SFISAD402 Analyse domestic seafood market opportunities
SFISAD403 Analyse international seafood market opportunities
SFISAD404 Develop and provide information about seafood product

Revised

SFISAD201 Prepare, cook and retail seafood products
SFISAD202 Retail seafood
SFISAD301 Wholesale product
SFISAD401 Buy seafood product

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New

SFISTR302 Supervise storage of temperature controlled stock

Revised

SFISTR201 Prepare, pack and dispatch non-live product
SFISTR202 Receive and distribute product
SFISTR203 Assemble and load refrigerated product
SFISTR204 Prepare, pack and dispatch stock for live transport
SFISTR301 Operate refrigerated storerooms

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SFIVOP201 Comply with organisational and legislative requirements for vessel operations
SFIVOP202 Contribute to safe navigation
SFIVOP203 Operate a small vessel
SFIVOP204 Operate and maintain outboard motors
SFIVOP205 Prepare for vessel maintenance

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New

SFIWHS301 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes

Revised

SFIWHS201 Meet workplace health and safety requirements

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SFIXSI101 Apply basic seafood handling and safety practices
SFIXSI102 Communicate in the seafood industry
SFIXSI201 Work effectively in the seafood industry
SFIXSI202 Maintain the temperature of seafood
SFIXSI401 Participate in a media interview or presentation
SFIXSI402 Act to prevent interaction with protected species

Aquaculture Operations

SFIAQUA406C Seed and harvest round pearls

Diving

SFIDIVE314A Perform compression chamber diving operations

Fishing Operations

SFIFISH205C Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve drop lines and long lines to land catch

SFIFISH208C Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve purse seines to land catch

SFIFISH211A Provide support for diving operations

SFIFISH214B Contribute to at-sea processing of seafood

Management

SFIEMS401B Conduct an internal audit of an environmental management system

SFILEAD401B Develop and promote knowledge of the industry sector

SFILEAD402B Negotiate effectively for the sector

SFILEAD403B Demonstrate commitment and professionalism

SFILEAD407A Provide expert information to a resource management group

SFILEAD408A Analyse information to develop strategic seafood management options

SFILEAD409A Negotiate collective outcomes within the resource management group process

SFILEAD501C Develop and promote industry knowledge

SFILEAD502C Shape strategic thinking

SFILEAD503C Cultivate productive working relationships

SFILEAD504C Plan and achieve change and results

SFILEAD505C Communicate with influence

SFILEAD506C Demonstrate personal drive and integrity

SFILEAD507C Provide corporate leadership

Health and safety

SFIOHS501C Establish and maintain the enterprise OHS program

SFIOHS301C Implement OHS policies and guidelines

Vessel Operations

SFIFCHA301C Develop information and advice on fishing charter trips

SFIFCHA302C Operate an inshore day charter

SFIFCHA501C Plan and manage extended fishing charter trips

SFISHIP205C Maintain marine plant

SFISHIP208C Operate low powered diesel engines

Units proposed for deletion due to duplication

The following unit is proposed for deletion due to duplication of content that can be delivered with an existing unit from another training package.

SFIEMS501B Develop workplace policy for sustainability to be replaced with BSBSUS501 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

 

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