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Qualification details

SFI30211 - Certificate III in Fishing Operations (Release 5)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to SFI30219 - Certificate III in Fishing OperationsRevised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes and allow for specialisations. Total number of units reduced by 2 units. Core units revised and decreased by 1 unit. 20/Jun/2019
Supersedes and is equivalent to SFI31204 - Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Fishing Operations)Minimum number of units reduced from 21 to 18 Increased flexibility in unit selection 21/Jul/2011
Supersedes and is equivalent to SFI32204 - Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Fishing Operations - Marine Engine Driver II) 21/Jul/2011
Supersedes and is equivalent to SFI33204 - Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Fishing Operations - Master 5/Skipper 3)Minimum number of units reduced from 21 to 18 Increased flexibility in unit selection 21/Jul/2011

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
5 (this release) 06/Mar/2015
(View details for release 4) 18/Dec/2013
(View details for release 3) 20/Aug/2013
(View details for release 2) 29/Mar/2013
(View details for release 1) 22/Jul/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCLSK319A - Slaughter livestockSlaughter livestock Elective
BSBADM311A - Maintain business resourcesMaintain business resources Elective
BSBCUS301B - Deliver and monitor a service to customersDeliver and monitor a service to customers Elective
BSBFIA301A - Maintain financial recordsMaintain financial records Elective
BSBFIA302A - Process payrollProcess payroll Elective
BSBFIA303A - Process accounts payable and receivableProcess accounts payable and receivable Elective
BSBFIA401A - Prepare financial reportsPrepare financial reports Elective
BSBFLM303C - Contribute to effective workplace relationshipsContribute to effective workplace relationships Elective
BSBFLM306C - Provide workplace information and resourcing plansProvide workplace information and resourcing plans Elective
BSBFLM309C - Support continuous improvement systems and processesSupport continuous improvement systems and processes Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 899211 Deck Hand 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7994-13 Fishing Hand 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0317 Maritime Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Fishing Charter Operations,Maritime Operations,Fishing Operations 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Senior Deck Hand 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 899211 Deck Hand 07/Aug/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7994-13 Fishing Hand 07/Aug/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0317 Maritime Engineering And Technology 07/Aug/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 21/Jul/2011 
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Modification History

Release 

TP Version 

Comments 

5

SFI11v2.2

HLTFA311A Apply first aid replaced with HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Superseded units from SIT07 Tourism, Hospitality and Events Training Package replaced with new units from SIT12 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package

Superseded units from SRO03 Outdoor Recreation Industry Training Package replaced with new units from SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package

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

4

SFI11v2

SFIDIVE301B Work effectively as a diver in the seafood industry replaced with SFIDIVE309A Work effectively as a diver in the seafood industry

SFIDIVE302B Perform diving operations using surface-supplied breathing apparatus replaced with SFIDIVE310A Perform diving operations using SSBA

SFIDIVE303B Perform diving operations using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus replaced with SFIDIVE311A Perform diving operations using SCUBA

SFIDIVE304B Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using surface-supplied breathing apparatus replaced with SFIDIVE312A Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using SSBA

SFIDIVE305B Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus replaced with SFIDIVE313A Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using SCUBA

SFIDIVE306B Perform compression chamber diving operations replaced with SFIDIVE314A Perform compression chamber diving operations

SFIDIVE307B Perform underwater work in the aquaculture sector replaced with SFIDIVE315A Perform underwater work in the aquaculture sector

SFIDIVE308B Perform underwater work in the wild catch sector replaced with SFIDIVE316A Perform underwater work in the wild catch sector

3

SFI11v1.3

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

2

SFI11v1.1

TLID3033A Operate a vehicle-mounted loading crane replaced with TLILIC0012A Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)

Equivalent imported units updated

Included prerequisites in Packaging Rules

1

SFI11

Initial release

Description

This qualification contains the competencies required by an experienced deckhand undertaking a wide range of fishing operation tasks.

Maritime certifications, such as a Coxswain, cannot be achieved through this qualification. Refer to the TDM07 Maritime Training Package for relevant qualifications.

Skill Sets are available through the SFI11 Seafood Industry Training Package as an alternative for fishers using the TDM07 Maritime Training Package to gain a maritime certification. These include:

  • Environmental Management Skill Set
  • Fishing Operations Skill Set.

The qualification will have application for people working:

  • for aquaculture farms using wild caught broodstock or seedstock
  • on charter vessels
  • on fishing vessels.

Job roles 

Individuals operating at this level undertake a broad range of routine processes and procedures which may include:

  • maintaining food safety and quality control procedures and policies
  • overseeing cleaning and maintenance of equipment and vessel
  • overseeing the handling, harvesting and sorting of by-catch
  • selecting, deploying and operating fishing gear and equipment
  • supervising or leading work teams.

Work may vary between enterprises.

Job role titles may include:

  • senior deckhand
  • Coxswain.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • direct entry and with or without prior fishing operations skills or knowledge
  • through a school vocational studies program combined with work experience
  • prior vocational qualifications related to maritime certifications, fishing, seafood processing or aquaculture operations.

This qualification is suited to Australian Apprenticeship pathways.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake a:

  • SFI40211 Certificate IV in Fishing Operations
  • SFI40311 Certificate IV in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management)
  • SFI50211 Diploma of Fishing Operations.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing , legislative , regulatory or certification considerations 

Licences for operating motor vehicles, tractors, forklifts, vessels and other plant apply for some competencies.

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

SFI30211 Certificate III in Fishing Operations 

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the fishing operations 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 workplace to another.

Employability Skill 

Industry for this qualification include :

Communication

  • completing forms/records accurately and legibly
  • estimating time to position fishing devices based on echo sounder
  • expressing own opinion clearly and listening to others without interrupting
  • giving clear instructions about tasks and methods to work teams
  • interpreting gear plans
  • interpreting work-related instructions, notices and documents
  • requesting assistance from appropriate personnel) as needed
  • reading and recording data from electronic detection equipment
  • reading tide tables.

Teamwork

  • contributing to participative OHS and emergency arrangements
  • overseeing or coordinating work of other team members
  • respecting people from diverse backgrounds
  • sharing information relevant to work with co-workers
  • undertaking duties in a positive manner that promotes cooperation in the workplace.

Problem solving

  • developing effective solutions to control level of risk associated with work tasks
  • identifying and rectifying unsafe and inefficient aspects of a work area
  • reconditioning or adjusting sub-optimal fishing gear
  • solving problems by asking questions and seeking advice.

Initiative and enterprise

  • adapting to new situations
  • analysing fish catches to determine effectiveness and performance of fishing device
  • identifying, assessing and controlling environmental, OHS and food safety hazards within area of responsibility
  • monitoring and responding to changing weather conditions
  • recognising and reporting faulty equipment
  • using criteria to assess effectiveness of sub-optimal fishing gear.

Planning and organising

  • coordinating labour, equipment and other resources to ensure that fishing operation is carried out according to strategy
  • developing a fishing strategy that takes into account all relevant factors
  • establishing and communicating clear directions and expectations to crew or on-land staff
  • following environmental management procedures
  • having appropriate techniques, tools and equipment for maintaining and readying fish devices for deployment
  • identifying hazards prior to commencing and during the fishing operation or task
  • maintaining catch at required temperature
  • planning for self and work team to complete operation within an allocated timeframe.

Self-management

  • maintaining own knowledge of the job role, reviewing own performance and actively seeking and acting upon advice and guidance
  • prioritising work and completing delegated tasks
  • taking responsibility for self and work outcomes of others at the appropriate level.

Learning

  • being open to learning, new ideas and techniques
  • identifying own learning needs for future work requirements and career aspirations
  • undertaking learning as required for work.

Technology

  • examining options mechanisation or other technology to reduce risks and improve efficiencies
  • monitoring position, concentration and movement of target species electronically
  • monitoring positions of vessel and fishing
  • using computer technology for recording information.

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

A total of eighteen (18) units of competency must be achieved.

  • four (4) core units plus 
  • four (4) fishing specialist elective units (Group A) plus 
  • ten (10) elective units that may be selected from a combination of:
  • Group A fishing 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 four (4) units can be imported and at least two (2) of those units must be aligned to Certificate III or IV level. Units must be relevant to workplace needs.

Core units of competency 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFICORE101C

Apply basic food handling and safety practices

SFICORE103C

Communicate in the seafood industry

SFICORE105B

Work effectively in the seafood industry

SFICORE106B

Meet workplace OHS requirements

Elective units of competency 

Group A : Fishing specialist units 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIEMS301B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

SFIEMS302B

Act to prevent interaction with protected species

SFIFISH209C

Maintain the temperature of seafood

SFIFISH210C

Assemble and repair damaged netting

SFIFISH309B

Construct nets and customise design*

SFIFISH210C Assemble and repair damaged netting

SFIFISH310A

Adjust and position fishing gear

SFIFISH311A

Operate vessel deck machinery and lifting appliance

SFIFISH401C

Locate fishing grounds and stocks of fish

SFIFISH402C

Manage and control fishing operations

SFIOHS301C

Implement OHS policies and guidelines

AHCLSK319A

Slaughter livestock

BSBRSK401A

Identify risk and apply risk management processes

Diving operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIDIVE309A

Work effectively as a diver in the seafood industry*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

SFIDIVE310A

Perform diving operations using SSBA*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

SFIDIVE311A

Perform diving operations using SCUBA*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

SFIDIVE312A

Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using SSBA*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

SFIDIVE313A

Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using SCUBA*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

SFIDIVE314A

Perform compression chamber diving operations*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

SFIDIVE315A

Perform underwater work in the aquaculture sector*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

SFIDIVE316A

Perform underwater work in the wild catch sector*

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

SISOOPS304A

Plan for minimal environmental impact

SISOODR302A

Plan outdoor recreation activities

SISOSCB301A

SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

Group B : Other elective units 

Aquaculture operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIAQUA206C

Handle stock

SFIAQUA213C

Monitor stock and environmental conditions

SFIAQUA217B

Maintain stock culture, holding and other farm structures

SFIAQUA303C

Coordinate stock handling activities

SFIAQUA309C

Oversee harvest and post-harvest activities

SFIAQUA316A

Oversee the control of predators and pests

SFIAQUA317A

Oversee the control of diseases

SFIAQUA318A

Coordinate feed activities

Fishing charter operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIFCHA301C

Develop information and advice on fishing charter trips

SFIFCHA302C

Operate an inshore day charter

Crane operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

TLILIC0012A

Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)

TLILIC3006A

Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)

TLILIC3008A

Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)

Maritime operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

MARB001

Assist with routine maintenance of a vessel

MARB002

Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems

MARB009

Manage refuelling

MARC003

Operate and maintain extra low and low voltage electrical systems and equipment

MARC005

Operate inboard and outboard motors

MARC006

Operate main propulsion and auxiliary systems

MARC020

Transmit and receive information by marine radio

MARF001

Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment

MARF002

Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel

MARF004

Meet work health and safety requirements

MARF005

Survive at sea using survival craft

MARG002

Manage a small crew

MARH001

Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres

MARI001

Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres

MARI002

Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 80 metres

MARJ001

Follow environmental work practices

MARK001

Handle a vessel up to 12 metres

MARN002

Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres

MARN003

Perform seamanship operations on board a vessel up to 24 metres

Observer operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIOBSV301B

Monitor and record fishing operations

SFIOBSV302B

Collect reliable scientific data and samples

SFIOBSV303B

Collect routine fishery management data

SFIOBSV304B

Analyse and report onboard observations

Quality assurance , food safety and environmental management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIEMS401B

Conduct an internal audit of an environmental management system

FDFFS2001A

Implement the food safety program and procedures

FDFFS3001A

Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs*

FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

FDFTEC3001A

Participate in a HACCP team*

FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

Seafood processing 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFIPROC302C

Handle and pack sashimi-grade fish

Seafood transport and storage 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SITXINV201

Receive and store stock

SITXINV202

Maintain the quality of perishable items

SITXINV401

Control stock

FDFOP2010A

Work with temperature controlled stock

Vessel operations 

Unit code 

Unit title 

SFISHIP201C

Comply with organisational and legislative requirements

SFISHIP202C

Contribute to safe navigation

SFISHIP206C

Operate a small vessel

SFISHIP207C

Operate and maintain outboard motors

SFISHIP211C

Prepare for maintenance

Business services 

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBADM311A

Maintain business resources

BSBCUS301B

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBFIA301A

Maintain financial records

BSBFIA302A

Process payroll

BSBFIA303A

Process accounts payable and receivable

BSBFIA401A

Prepare financial reports

BSBINM301A

Organise workplace information

BSBITU306A

Design and produce business documents

BSBITU307A

Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

BSBITU309A

Produce desktop published documents

BSBRKG304B

Maintain business records

BSBSUS201A

Participate in environmentally sustainable practices

Corporate management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBFLM303C

Contribute to effective workplace relationships

BSBFLM306C

Provide workplace information and resourcing plans

BSBFLM309C

Support continuous improvement systems and processes

BSBFLM311C

Support a workplace learning environment

BSBFLM312C

Contribute to team effectiveness

BSBINN301A

Promote innovation in a team environment

BSBWOR301B

Organise personal work priorities and development

E-business 

Unit code 

Unit title 

BSBITU305A

Conduct online transactions

BSBRES401A

Analyse and present research information

BSBRKG402B

Provide information from and about records

Training and assessment 

Unit code 

Unit title 

TAEASS301B

Contribute to assessment

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction