1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    DECK AND FISHING HANDS maintain ships' equipment and structures, and catch fish, crustacea and molluscs.

    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:

    • handling ropes and wires, and operating mooring equipment when berthing and unberthing
    • standing lookout watches at sea and adjusting the ship's course as directed
    • assisting with cargo operations using on-board equipment and stowing and securing cargo
    • patrolling ships to ensure safety of the vessel, cargo and passengers
    • performing routine maintenance and checks on deck equipment, cargo gear, rigging, and lifesaving and firefighting appliances
    • attaching gear and fastening towing cables to nets
    • casting and lowering nets, pots, lines and 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
    • sorting, cleaning, preserving, stowing and refrigerating catch

      899211 Deck Hand
      899212 Fishing Hand

899211 DECK HAND

    Alternative Title:

    Performs maintenance and lookout tasks aboard a ship.

    Skill Level: 4


      Barge Hand
      Ferry Hand
      Tug Hand


    Alternative Title:
      Fishing Boat Mate

    Catches fish, crustacea and molluscs using nets, pots, lines and traps in ocean and inland waters.

    Skill Level: 4


      Cray Fishing Hand
      Prawn Trawler Hand
      Purse Seining Hand

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