ANZSCO Code: 839313

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

Skill Level


  • Coal Sample Tester
  • Glassware Verifier
  • Iron Pellet Tester


ANZSCO Code: 8393

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

In Australia

AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand

NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

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