Course details

National Certificate in Seafood Vessel Operations (At Sea Processing)
NZQF Level 2

About the course

The purpose of this qualification is to recognise the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the role of a seafood processor on a commercial fishing vessel.

The standards in this qualification cover:
. the Maritime Safety Authority's minimum safety requirements for seafood vessel operations including abandon ship procedures, safe suppression of fire; and sea survival techniques;
. knowledge and control of seafood spoilage;
. safe and hygienic work practices in the seafood industry;
. handling seafood to customer specifications;
. knowledge of protection of the marine environment during seafood vessel operations.

The elective in this qualification allows further credits to be selected to meet the candidate's work requirements.

This qualification provides a pathway to the level 3 National Certificate in Seafood Vessel Operations (Nautical Skills) (Level 3) [Ref: 1153].

About the provider

The Westport Deep Sea Fishing School is the leading provider of new entrants into the NZ fishing industry with around 85 of our students placed into full time employment in 2016 and several thousand over the 26 years the school has been operating.

Peter Maich and his team operate a residential program created around practical training that builds skills and experience aimed at getting our students into full time employment. These programs are based on industry created and NZQA approved qualifications and fully supported by our leading seafood companies.


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