Certificate II in Fishing Operations - SFI20219

Central Regional TAFE, TAFE WA

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00020G

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who support fishing operations in the fishing sector of the seafood industry. In this role, these individuals undertake a range of routine tasks such as using fishing equipment to land catch, maintaining the temperature of seafood catch, assembling and repairing netting and undertaking deckhand duties aboard a vessel under the direction of a supervisor.The environments in which these individuals work include:fishing vesselscharter vesselsaquaculture farms using wild caught broodstock or seedstock.All work is 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. The MAR units in the elective bank are subject to licencing and regulatory requirements. These units must be implemented in line with the requirements of the MAR Maritime Training Package. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Communicate in the seafood industry
  • Prepare, pack and dispatch non-live product
  • Assemble and repair damaged netting
  • Fillet fish and prepare portions
  • Comply with organisational and legislative requirements for vessel operations
  • Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • Perform breath-hold diving operations
  • Operate a small vessel
  • Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  • Apply basic seafood handling and safety practices
  • Meet work health and safety requirements
  • Inspect and clean aquatic work equipment
  • Work with knives
  • Prepare, pack and dispatch stock for live transport
  • Use hand operated lines to land catch
  • Survive at sea using survival craft
  • Clean fish
  • Meet workplace health and safety requirements
  • Operate and maintain outboard motors
  • Apply deckhand skills aboard a fishing vessel
  • Work effectively in the seafood industry
  • Provide first aid
  • Use pots and traps to land catch
  • Prepare for vessel maintenance
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Maintain the temperature of seafood
  • Cook on board a vessel
  • Operate vessel deck machinery and lifting appliance
  • Use trawls to land catch
  • Contribute to safe navigation
  • Use beach seines, mesh nets or gill nets to land catch

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
BCMI, Geraldton No
Geraldton No

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