Training to become a Fishcare Volunteer involves an 3 hour in class session at a nominated regional location in NSW. DPI staff and guests will present and undertake lessons relating to fisheries key messages, fish species identification, communication and DPI policies.
You'll then undertake a regional field induction and a 3 month mentoring period with your regional Education Officer and Fishcare leaders, whereby you'll be skilled into activities and events within the program, such as fishing workshops, try fishing sessions, field days, school incursions and excursions, research programs, habitat restoration and in some regions water advisory.
At the completion of the mentoring period you will receive your yearly accreditation for the program. This is renewed every 12 months based on participation, knowledge and leadership.