Qualification details

SFI20411 - Certificate II in Fisheries Compliance Support (Release 4)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes SFI20404 - Certificate II in Seafood Industry (Fisheries Compliance Support) 21/Jul/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to SFI20419 - Certificate II in Fisheries Compliance SupportUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. Revised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes. Total number of units reduced by 3 units. Core units revised and increased by 1 unit 20/Jun/2019

ReleaseRelease date
4 (this release) 06/Mar/2015
(View details for release 3) 20/Aug/2013
(View details for release 2) 29/Mar/2013
(View details for release 1) 22/Jul/2011

Units of competency

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AHCILM202A - Observe and report plants and/or animalsObserve and report plants and/or animalsSupersededElective
AHCNAR202A - Maintain wildlife habitat refugesMaintain wildlife habitat refugesSupersededElective
SFICOMP205B - Communicate effectively in cross-cultural environmentsCommunicate effectively in cross-cultural environmentsSupersededElective
SFICORE105B - Work effectively in the seafood industryWork effectively in the seafood industrySupersededCore
SFICOMP201B - Undertake a local operationUndertake a local operationSupersededElective
SFISHIP211C - Prepare for maintenancePrepare for maintenanceSupersededElective
AHCINF202A - Install, maintain and repair fencingInstall, maintain and repair fencingSupersededElective
MARF004 - Meet work health and safety requirementsMeet work health and safety requirementsSupersededElective
AHCPMG201A - Treat weedsTreat weedsSupersededElective
SFICOMP310C - Operate off-road vehiclesOperate off-road vehiclesDeletedElective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 599599 Inspectors And Regulatory Officers Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6194-79 Intermediate Inspectors And Examiners Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0507 Fisheries Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Fisheries Compliance 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Fisheries Compliance Support Worker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 599599 Inspectors And Regulatory Officers Nec 07/Aug/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6194-79 Intermediate Inspectors And Examiners Nec 07/Aug/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0507 Fisheries Studies 07/Aug/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 21/Jul/2011 
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Modification History


TP Version 




HLTFA311A Apply first aid replaced with HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Superseded units from TDM07 Maritime Training Package replaced with new units from MAR Maritime Training Package



HLTFA301B Apply first aid replaced with HLTFA311A Apply first aid in response to regulatory changes



Corrected formatting issues



Initial release


This qualification specifies the competencies relevant to people working at a local level in a support role to an agency or organisation that has legislated responsibility for the management of fisheries, both wild catch and aquaculture.

Job role 

Typically, the qualification will have application for people in Indigenous Australian communities who strive for environmentally sustainable usage of the fisheries, and marine and freshwater environments in their regions.

The Certificate II in Fisheries Compliance Support has been developed for observers who can report on change and suspected non-compliance using only observable evidence as can be recorded, such as photographs and global positioning system (GPS) readings. People working in this role follow strict procedures and have no authority to approach or confront anyone acting suspiciously or suspected of non-compliance.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Entry into this qualification may be:

  • as an Indigenous sea ranger
  • by direct entry without prior skills
  • in conservation and land management activities
  • in Indigenous fishing activities
  • in vessel operations.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake:

  • SFI30411 Certificate III in Fisheries Compliance.

This qualification is usually offered by training providers in conjunction with an agency responsible for fisheries management.

Some competencies are transferrable to other industries, such as conservation and land management, maritime, aquaculture and fishing.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing , legislative , regulatory or certification considerations 

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

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary


SFI20411 Certificate II in Fisheries Compliance Support 

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 :


  • reading and interpreting workplace instructions and notices
  • clarifying workplace instructions and procedures
  • expressing own opinions
  • listening to others without interruption
  • responding to questions
  • communicating with the public in courteous, non-confrontational and culturally respectful manner
  • using verbal and non-verbal communication in a culturally sensitive way
  • using speed and distance calculations to estimate fuel usage and time
  • completing work-related forms accurately and legibly
  • recording workplace data.


  • sharing relevant information with co-workers.

Problem solving

  • rectifying errors in recording information on forms/documents
  • resolving or reporting workplace issues
  • reviewing operational plan and outcomes
  • making recommendations for improvement.

Initiative and enterprise

  • identifying errors in recording information on forms/documents
  • identifying and reporting environmental hazards
  • identifying and reporting OHS hazards
  • applying principles of sustainability.

Planning and organising

  • assessing own work and prioritising within allocated timeframes
  • making appropriate preparations for observation field trips.


  • seeking additional support to improve performance
  • seeking feedback on presentations from audience
  • undertaking responsibilities and duties in a positive manner.


  • identifying career options and training opportunities within the enterprise and seafood industry
  • identifying own learning needs for future work requirements and career aspirations
  • willing to learn new skills and procedures.


  • using business computer applications to prepare reports and record work information
  • using email for communications
  • using GPS.

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

A total of fifteen (15) units of competency must be achieved.

  • four (4) core units plus 
  • six (6) fisheries compliance specialist elective units (Group A) plus 
  • five (5) elective units that may be selected from a combination of:
  • Group A fisheries compliance specialist units not yet selected for this qualification
  • Group B elective units
  • 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 II or III level. Units must be relevant to fisheries compliance operations and not duplicate skills already selected.

Core units of competency 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Apply basic food handling and safety practices


Communicate in the seafood industry


Work effectively in the seafood industry


Meet workplace OHS requirements

Elective units of competency 

Group A : Fisheries compliance specialist units 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Undertake a local operation


Conduct field observations


Promote sustainable use of local marine and freshwater environments


Present evidence in a court setting


Communicate effectively in cross-cultural environments


Operate off-road vehicles


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Provide first aid


Work in a team

Group B : Other elective units 

Conservation and environment 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Apply chemicals under supervision


Recognise fauna


Maintain cultural places


Observe and report plants and/or animals


Record information about country


Install, maintain and repair fencing


Maintain properties and structures


Maintain wildlife habitat refuges


Conduct visual inspection of park facilities


Treat weeds


Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders


Conduct erosion and sediment control activities

Maritime operations 

These competencies can contribute towards a MAR20313 Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal).

The competencies below are equivalent to the former Elements of Shipboard Safety.

Unit code 

Unit title 


Transmit and receive information by marine radio


Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment


Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel


Meet work health and safety requirements


Survive at sea using survival craft

Vessel operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Comply with organisational and legislative requirements


Contribute to safe navigation


Operate a small vessel


Operate and maintain outboard motors


Operate low powered diesel engines


Prepare for maintenance