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Unit of competency details

SFICPL308 - Monitor fish catches for legal compliance (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to SFICOMP308C - Monitor fish catches for legal complianceUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 20/Jun/2019

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 21/Jun/2019


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050799 Fisheries Studies, N.e.c.  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050799 Fisheries Studies, N.e.c.  21/Jun/2019 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with SFI Seafood Industry Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor fish catches and fisheries quotas for legal compliance, and record and report all compliance activities.

The unit applies to individuals who assess fish catches against standards for specific species that may include size, quantity and types of catching equipment used in the catching process.

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, according to state/territory health and safety, food safety, biosecurity and environmental regulations, legislation and standards that apply to the workplace.

Regulatory requirements apply to this unit. Users are required to check with the relevant jurisdiction for current requirements.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Unit Sector

Compliance (CPL)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements

Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Monitor fish catches for legal compliance

1.1 Monitor catches for compliance with regulated limits for species

1.2 Monitor fish catching devices for compliance with regulated limits, procedures, and registration and licence conditions

1.3 Identify and act upon breaches of legislation and regulations according to jurisdictional procedures

1.4 Carry out compliance monitoring activities according to industry hygiene and sanitation practices

1.5 Carry out all compliance monitoring activities in a manner that ensures the safety of personnel and equipment

1.6 Record and report legal compliance monitoring activities according to jurisdictional procedures

2. Monitor fisheries quota compliance

2.1 Monitor catch and catch disposal records for compliance with industry and regulated reporting procedures

2.2 Compare estimated and actual weights of catch and identify variations greater than acceptable industry standards

2.3 Compare recorded and actual quantities of fish in catch and identify variations greater than industry standards

2.4 Investigate non-compliant weight and quantity variations

2.5 Record and report fisheries quota compliance monitoring activities according to organisation procedures

3. Monitor market documentation for fish sales and purchases

3.1 Ensure market documentation matches purchase records, and identify discrepancies

3.2 Ensure sales documentation and business records comply with regulations

3.3 Record and report sales and purchase compliance monitoring activities according to jurisdictional procedures

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential for performance in this unit of competency but are not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill

Description

Numeracy

  • Measures and compares quantities and weights

Reading

  • Interprets and compares records and documents

Writing

  • Records compliance monitoring activities

Navigate the world of work

  • Interprets and follows regulatory requirements, and seeks clarification or other assistance when required

Interact with others

  • Uses appropriate vocabulary, conventions and protocols, including technical language relevant to role, to monitor and investigate compliance requirements and breaches
  • Cooperates and collaborates with others to monitor legal and quota compliance

Get the work done

  • Plans and organises own work activities and resources

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

SFICPL308 Monitor fish catches for legal compliance

SFICOMP308C Monitor fish catches for legal compliance

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=e31d8c6b-1608-4d77-9f71-9ee749456273

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with SFI Seafood Industry Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

An individual demonstrating competency must satisfy all of the elements and performance criteria in this unit.

There must be evidence that the individual has conducted compliance monitoring activities for fish catches and devices on at least one occasion, including:

  • monitoring size, weight and catch limits relevant to the fish species
  • monitoring the fishery records and documents
  • identifying variations and discrepancies in weights and quantities
  • following safety and hygiene and sanitation practices during monitoring activities
  • preparing accurate records and reports on compliance monitoring activities.

Knowledge Evidence

An individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge required to perform the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes knowledge of:

  • fishing methods and technologies used by fishers in the local region
  • regulations relating to fish catches, nets and other fish catching devices, fishing methods and other related equipment
  • legislation and regulations relating to the commercial and recreational fishing industry and existing land rights, including biosecurity, translocation and quarantine
  • regulations and industry standards applying to fish processors and fisheries quotas
  • jurisdictional and organisation procedures for recording and reporting compliance monitoring activities
  • industry hygiene and sanitation practices relevant to compliance monitoring activities.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment of skills must take place under the following conditions:

  • physical conditions:
  • skills must be demonstrated in a fish and fisheries compliance monitoring setting or an environment that accurately represents workplace conditions
  • resources, equipment and materials:
  • fish species likely to be monitored for compliance
  • measuring devices
  • nets and fish catching devices and other equipment related to fish catching likely to be monitored for compliance
  • specifications:
  • access to legislation and regulations relevant to traditional, commercial and recreational fishing and compliance monitoring activities
  • workplace procedures for monitoring fish catches, including advice on industry hygiene and sanitation practices.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=e31d8c6b-1608-4d77-9f71-9ee749456273