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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.

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Primary Products Inspectors
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
2,700
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1200
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Low
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Strong growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying 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

Job Titles

  • Fisheries Officer
  • Meat Inspector
  • Quarantine Officer
  • Primary Products Inspectors

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate III in Meat Processing (Meat Safety)
  • Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Quality Assurance), Certificate IV in Fisheries Compliance, Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  • Diploma of Fisheries Compliance, Diploma of Meat Processing

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  • Mon 13 Sep , 2021
  • Rockingham, Western Australia
  • Warehousing/ Logistics Traineeship

  • WPC Group
  • Have an interest in Warehousing? Are you a driven individual who excels in customer service? Would you like to take advantage of earning whilst you gain practical, on the job experience? Entry-level candidates who are interested in doing a Warehouse & Business Traineeship will be involved in store sales, stocking, warehousing and operations all while completing a Certificate III in Business. As an ideal applicant you will have management potential, genuine interpersonal and communicative skills - with a true willingness and aptitude to learn. The are several positions which are located both north and south of the river as well as in Albany, Esperance and Broome. What's in it for YOU? You'll enjoy earning while you learn and receive a nationally recognised qualification on completion. There is opportunity to progress within this business, who treats trainees as employees and values exceptional training.
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  • Mon 13 Sep , 2021
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