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311313 - Quarantine Officer

Description

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

Alternative Titles

    • Biosecurity Officer (Ministry for Primary Industry) (NZ)
    • Quarantine Inspector

Skills Assessment Authority

VETASSESS

Caveats

No caveats apply to this occupation.

Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

    • 3991-11 Primary Products Inspector

Group: 3113 Primary Products Inspectors

Description

inspect animals, plants and agricultural produce and facilities to ensure compliance with government and industry standards with respect to quality, health and licensing.

Tasks

    • 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

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.

Occupations in this Group

    • 311311 Fisheries Officer
    • 311312 Meat Inspector
    • 311313 Quarantine Officer
    • 311399 Primary Products Inspectors nec

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