Major Group: 8 – Labourers | Sub-Major Group: 89 – Other Labourers | Minor Group: 899 – Miscellaneous Labourers | Unit Group: 8992 – Deck and Fishing Hands
Description: Catches fish, crustacea and molluscs using nets, pots, lines and traps in ocean and inland waters.
Skill Level 4 : Occupations at Skill Level 4 have a level of skill commensurate with one of the following:
– NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification or
– AQF Certificate II or III.
At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Fishing Boat Mate
Alternative titles are any commonly used alternative title (or titles) for the occupation. These alternative titles have the same meaning as the principal title but may be less commonly used.
Cray Fishing Hand
Prawn Trawler Hand
Purse Seining Hand
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.
Description: Maintain ships’ equipment and structures, and catch fish, crustacea and molluscs.
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.
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
Other occupations in this Unit Group
899211 – Deck Hand