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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    AQUACULTURE WORKERS perform routine tasks in breeding and raising fish and other aquatic stock.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

    For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

    Tasks Include:

    • feeding and grading fish, and monitoring their growth
    • assisting with farm layout and constructing nets, long-lines and cages
    • checking and looking after equipment and fish housing
    • operating pumps and other equipment
    • testing and checking on water quality
    • removing dead and dying fish
    • operating lifting equipment such as forklifts and small cranes
    • harvesting fish, and sorting and packing for transportation
    • restocking pens, pools, tanks, ponds, rivers and dams with juvenile fish
    • collecting and recording growth, production and water quality data

      841111 Aquaculture Worker


    Performs routine tasks in breeding and raising fish and other aquatic stock.

    Skill Level: 5

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