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ANZSCO 311399 - Registered Migration Australia

This occupation group covers Primary Products Inspectors not elsewhere classified. A primary products inspector (nec) in Australia is a Skill Level 2 occupation.





  • Dairy Quality Assurance Officer
  • Fruit and Vegetable Inspector


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Group: 3113 Primary Products Inspectors


Job Description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of a primary products inspector (nec) is to inspect animals, plants and agricultural produce and facilities to ensure compliance with government and industry standards with respect to quality, health and licensing.




  • 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 the primary products inspectors (nec) unit group (Group 3113) 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 within the Primary Products Inspectors (nec) Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same primary products inspectors (nec) group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Primary Products Inspectors (nec) is currently assessed with VETASSESS - (Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services); more info regarding assessment bodies.


Visa Caveat


The following caveat applies for the Subclass 457 visa or ENS (Subclass 186) Direct Entry Stream application:


Caveat 10:

The position is not located in regional Australia


For Subclass 457 visa applications this occupation is restricted to regional areas on the RSMS postcode list


Average Income

The average salary for a Primary Products Inspectors (nec) in Australia is $ 84,063 for male employees and $ 44,580 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 50.1 Females: 45.4 Persons: 47.2

Source: (Group 3113) Primary products inspectors - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016


Please contact us if you would like assistance with your Primary Products Inspectors nec (not elsewhere classified) skilled visa application. Registered Migration Australia is a licensed migration company, we are proudly 100% Australian owned and operated.