8992 Deck and Fishing Hands

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ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Deck and Fishing Hands
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
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