Certificate II in Fisheries Compliance Support - SFI20419

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work as fisheries officers, sea rangers or observers in a support role for an agency or organisation that has legislated responsibility for the management of fisheries, both wild catch and aquaculture. In this role, these individuals conduct field operations to ensure protection of resources and report on suspected non-compliance using only observable evidence that can be recorded. 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. Licences will be required if operating vessels or vehicles.The MAR units that appear 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 and Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requirements. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at this time of publication.


  • Communicate in the seafood industry
  • Transmit and receive information by marine VHF radio
  • Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  • Apply basic seafood handling and safety practices
  • Present evidence in a court setting
  • Transmit and receive information by marine radio
  • Meet work health and safety requirements
  • Operate four wheel drive vehicle
  • Board vessel at sea
  • Identify and report signs of aquatic disease or pests
  • Inspect and clean aquatic work equipment
  • Record information about Country
  • Maintain cultural places
  • Conduct field observations
  • Recognise fauna
  • Survive at sea using survival craft
  • Meet workplace health and safety requirements
  • Gather, collate and record information
  • Maintain wildlife habitat refuges
  • Work in a team
  • Undertake a local operation
  • Conduct visual inspection of park facilities
  • Drive and manoeuvre trailers
  • Work effectively in the seafood industry
  • Promote sustainable use of local marine and freshwater environments
  • Provide first aid
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Communicate effectively in cross-cultural environments
  • Apply chemicals under supervision
  • Observe and report plants or animals

Standard entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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