1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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SEAFARERS AND FISHING HANDS maintain ships' equipment and structures, and catch fish, crustaceans and molluscs.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • handling ropes and wires, and operating mooring equipment, when berthing and unberthing
  • standing lookout watches at sea and adjusting the ships' course as directed
  • assisting with cargo operations using on-board equipment and stowing or securing cargo
  • patrolling the ship to ensure safety of the vessel, cargo and passengers
  • attaching gear and fastening towing cables to nets
  • casting or lowering nets, pots, lines or traps into water
  • preparing lines, attaching running gear and bait, and setting lines into position
  • hauling in fishing gear and removing fish and other marine life


This section contains the following subsection :
              7994-11 Seafarer
              7994-13 Fishing Hand

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