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Product Quality Controllers
Unit Group

Product Quality Controllers examine manufactured products and primary produce to ensure conformity to specifications and standards of presentation and quality.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year 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.

Tasks Include:

  • studying product specifications and taking measurements to determine conformity to specifications
  • examining and marking output for visible defects such as cracks, holes and breakages
  • making minor repairs and adjustments to products
  • compiling quality assurance reports, maintaining documentation and reporting findings
  • examining products for defects and grading produce
  • designating grading of produce and recording details of assessments according to classification system
  • collecting and labelling samples for inspection
  • recording details of sampling procedures and sources of samples
  • preparing samples and carrying out prescribed tests

Occupations in this unit group

  • 839311 - Product Examiner

    Alternative Titles:

    • Quality Assurance Assessor
    • Quality Control Assessor

    Examines products to ensure conformity to specifications and standards of presentation and quality.

    Skill Level: 4


    • Film Examiner
    • Metal Products Viewer
    • Textile Examiner
    • Tyre Finisher and Examiner
    • Vehicle Assembly Inspector
  • 839312 - Product Grader

    Grades primary produce by evaluating individual items or batches against established standards and records results.

    Skill Level: 4


    • Fruit and Vegetable Classer
    • Grain Quality Technician

    • Meat Grader
    • Milk and Cream Grader
    • Timber Grader
  • 839313 - Product Tester

    Collects product samples, conducts tests to determine quality of produce and maintains records of results.

    Skill Level: 4


    • Coal Sample Tester
    • Glassware Verifier
    • Iron Pellet Tester

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