Project plans for the two projects described below are available on the Skills Impact website. Visit the project webpages to view the project scope, key deliverable, timeline, stakeholder consultation process and the list of qualifications, skill sets and units of competency that will be reviewed.
These projects will review qualifications, skill sets and 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.
Opportunity to Provide Input
We invite you to provide your input on the current and existing qualifications, skill set and units that will be reviewed as part of each project. 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. Please visit the project webpages to view the components and provide your feedback.
Aquaculture, Fishing Operations & Biosecurity Project
A focus of this project will be to incorporate skills to address changes in technology, legislative and regulatory requirements and environmental sustainability and management. The project will also include a review of qualifications and units of competency directly related to biosecurity.
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Seafood Post Harvest Project
A focus of this project will be to incorporate skills to address changes in distribution, processing, storage, fishing and environmental management.
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Industry Site Visits
Our team have been visiting key organisations over the past few weeks to discuss the skills, operations and functions of job roles in the seafood and aquaculture industry. This information will help to shape the revised qualifications, skill sets and units of competency.
Recent site visits have included Gazander Oysters, Western Abalone, Southern Ocean Express and Odyssey Fisheries.
Skills Impact staff, Michelle Ingley-Smith, Rosalie Staggard and Wayne Jones, visiting Steve Thomson, Owner of Gazander Oysters and Member of the Aquaculture and Wild Catch IRC, and Mark Enright at their workplace in Douglas Bay via Coffin Bay.