311313 Quarantine Officer

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
311313
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Quarantine Officer
Skill Assessing Authority: 
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 
Yes
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

311313 QUARANTINE OFFICER

Alternative Titles:
Biosecurity Officer (Ministry for Primary Industry) (NZ)
Quarantine Inspector

Inspects incoming animals, plants, and animal and plant products to ensure compliance with laws and regulations to prevent the spread of exotic pests and diseases.
Skill Level: 2

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
2

3113 Primary Products Inspectors

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
3113
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Primary Products Inspectors
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

3113 PRIMARY PRODUCTS INSPECTORS

PRIMARY PRODUCTS INSPECTORS inspect animals, plants and agricultural produce and facilities to ensure compliance with government and industry standards with respect to quality, health and licensing.
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 Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years 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:

inspecting animals, plants and agricultural produce to identify product quality issues, and providing advice to producers
auditing and monitoring quality procedures at farms and food handling and processing facilities to ensure compliance with required standards
testing samples of produce for quality, size and purity
ensuring that required standards of hygiene are observed at storage, processing and packing facilities and in transport vehicles
advising primary producers on economic aspects of disease eradication and informing producers and the general public of the health implications of diseases and impurities
advising on the identification of pests and diseases and on regulations pertaining to grading, packing and loading of products
examining imported plants and animals, and products, such as timber, seeds and dried fruits, and making quarantine arrangements
patrolling and investigating waterways for unlawful fishing activities and the removal of protected marine life
educating, advising and providing information on a wide range of topics relating to fish and their protection
may initiate or assist in legal action to enforce regulations

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
0.00
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
0.00
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 249.00