The objective of the consultancy was to assess learner, employer and trainer feedback of the Certificate IV Fisheries Enforcement and Compliance (CEFC) course and the affect this learning has had on learners and their workplaces. Results from responses were then to be analysed and a final report developed including recommendations for improvement. The final report will guide FFA in making improvements to the CEFC course to ensure relevance and continual support of the training program.
As a background to the consultancy, in October 2012 a training needs analysis identified the demand for an accredited foundation course for all monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) personnel that provided an introductory overview to MCS activities and the general skills and underpinning knowledge required to undertake a career in MCS. In 2014 the MCS Fisheries Enforcement and Compliance course was developed, accredited and the first cohort trained in October of that year. This was conducted by the University of South Pacific’s Technical and Further Education.