1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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7992-13 Product Grader

Grades primary produce by evaluating individual items or batches in terms of established standards and records results.

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

Tasks Include:

  • inspects all products or selects samples for inspection
  • examines products for defects such as disease in food items
  • takes measurements to determine quality and quantity of products
  • designates grading of produce and records details of assessments according to classification system
  • prepares reports and records assessments by labelling items such as carcasses
  • grades batches of produce such as crates of fruit and vegetables
  • arranges storage and distribution of produce after grading
  • may visit suppliers to give advice and information and to make preliminary assessments
  • may recommend removal of unsatisfactory produce

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

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