Unit Group

8393 Product Quality Controllers

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ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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8393 Product Quality Controllers

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:

  • NZQF 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

839311 Product Examiner

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

839312 Product Grader

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

Skill Level: 4


  • Fruit and Vegetable Classer
  • Grain Quality Technician

  • Meat Grader
  • Milk and Cream Grader
  • Timber Grader

839313 Product Tester

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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