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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    PRODUCT QUALITY CONTROLLERS examine manufactured products and primary produce to ensure conformity to specifications and standards of presentation and quality.

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

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Tasks Include:

    • studying product specifications and taking measurements to determine conformity to specifications
    • examining and marking output for visible defects such as cracks, holes and breakages
    • making minor repairs and adjustments to products
    • compiling quality assurance reports, maintaining documentation and reporting findings
    • examining products for defects and grading produce
    • designating grading of produce and recording details of assessments according to classification system
    • collecting and labelling samples for inspection
    • recording details of sampling procedures and sources of samples
    • preparing samples and carrying out prescribed tests

      839311 Product Examiner
      839312 Product Grader
      839313 Product Tester


    Alternative Titles:
      Quality Assurance Assessor
      Quality Control Assessor

    Examines products to ensure conformity to specifications and standards of presentation and quality.

    Skill Level: 4


      Film Examiner
      Metal Products Viewer
      Textile Examiner
      Tyre Finisher and Examiner
      Vehicle Assembly Inspector


    Grades primary produce by evaluating individual items or batches against established standards and records results.

    Skill Level: 4


      Fruit and Vegetable Classer
      Meat Grader
      Milk and Cream Grader
      Timber Grader


    Collects product samples, conducts tests to determine quality of produce and maintains records of results.

    Skill Level: 4


      Coal Sample Tester
      Glassware Verifier
      Iron Pellet Tester

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