Certificate III in Fishing Operations - SFI30219

Professional Divers Group Pty Ltd

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals who work as senior deckhands or occupational divers on a commercial fishing vessel in the fishing sector of the seafood industry. In these roles, these individuals have responsibility for a range of fishing operations and may perform dives or vessel operations.The environments in which these individuals may work include:fishing vessels charter 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. Some SFI and imported units in the elective bank are subject to licencing, legislative or certification requirements, including:occupational diving is regulated independently by each state and territory workplace health and safety authority. Users are advised to check with the relevant authority to confirm current requirements.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 MAR Maritime Training Package and Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requirementsthe TLI licencing units must be implemented in line with the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package.


  • Communicate in the seafood industry
  • Monitor harvest and post-harvest activities
  • Undertake emergency procedures in SCUBA diving operations
  • Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres
  • Supervise storage of temperature controlled stock
  • Assemble and repair damaged netting
  • Transmit and receive information by marine VHF radio
  • Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)
  • Fillet fish and prepare portions
  • Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres
  • Monitor stock handling activities
  • Plan for minimal environmental impact
  • Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • Perform diving operations using SCUBA
  • Perform breath-hold diving operations
  • Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using SSBA
  • Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)
  • Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  • Apply basic seafood handling and safety practices
  • Operate inboard and outboard motors
  • Operate a forklift
  • Follow environmental work practices
  • Transmit and receive information by marine radio
  • Meet work health and safety requirements
  • Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
  • Complete deep dives to between 18 and 40 metres
  • SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres
  • Act to prevent interaction with protected species
  • Apply control measures for diseases
  • Identify and report signs of aquatic disease or pests
  • Adjust and position fishing gear
  • Shuck molluscs
  • Work with knives
  • Manage and control fishing operations
  • Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)
  • Locate fishing grounds and stocks of fish
  • Construct nets and customise design
  • Survive at sea using survival craft
  • Clean fish
  • Handle a vessel up to 12 metres
  • Perform underwater work in the wild catch sector
  • Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres
  • Work effectively as a diver in the seafood industry
  • Complete a dive using Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Work effectively in the seafood industry
  • Provide first aid
  • Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
  • Apply control measures for predators and pests
  • Perform diving operations using SSBA
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Maintain the temperature of seafood
  • Operate vessel deck machinery and lifting appliance
  • Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
  • Apply aquaculture biosecurity measures
  • Licence to operate a forklift truck

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