Undertakes a wide range of fishery and maritime work on land and at sea, including communications, supply, seamanship hospitality and stores. They may also use equipment such as nets, linesand traps to catch, sort and store fish, crustaceans and molluscs. Deckhand is an entry level position within the coastal shipping industry.


Key Responsibilities

  • Relay information to crew, other ships and harbour authorities using radio and satellite equipment
  • Provide hospitality services such as table preparation, bar service and cabin care for patrons
  • Sort, clean, process, preserve and package catches
  • Attach runners, weights, buoys, anchors, poles, stakes, wood or metal beams to nets, traps or pots
  • Load, unload and stow supplies and equipment
  • Operate dinghies, dories, winches and other deck equipment
  • Perform routine maintenance and checks on deck equipment, cargo gear, rigging, and lifesaving and firefight appliances


Education Pathways: MAR10318 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)

MARSS00007 Safety Training Certification Skill Set

MARSS00008 Shipboard Safety Skill Set