Formats and tools
- Unit Description
- Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
- Assessment Tool
- an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
- Assessment Template
- generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
- Assessment Matrix
- a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
- Wiki Markup
- mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
- Evidence Guide
- create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
- Competency Mapping Template
- Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
- Observation Checklist
- create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)
- Self Assessment Survey
- A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
- Moodle Outcomes
- Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
- Registered Training Organisations
- Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ACMCAS305A, 'Maintain aquascapes and aquatic animals'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Maintain aquascapes and aquatic animals' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Follow effective personal health management practices
1.1. Personal hygiene and cleanliness standards are maintained in accordance with occupational health and safety (OHS) and organisational policies and procedures.
1.2. Disease agents and their impact on aquatic animals are identified.
1.3. Work practices are implemented to protect oneself from, and minimise spread of, zoonotic diseases.
2. Identify unhealthy aquatic animals
2.1. Unhealthy aquatic animals are identified and information is recorded in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
2.2. Injured aquatic animals are recognised and reported to supervisors.
2.3. Aquatic animal abnormal behaviour and condition are recognised and reported to supervisors.
2.4. Records for unhealthy aquatic animals are maintained in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
3. Sample, analyse and adjust aquascape water quality
3.1. Water samples are collected using correct equipment, in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
3.2. Samples are tested using appropriate equipment in accordance with manufacturers' directions.
3.3. Sampling results are recorded in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
3.4. Water quality is adjusted to better suit the requirements of the aquascape and species.
3.5. Optimum water quality records for the aquascape and species are maintained in accordance with industry requirements.
4. Administer aquatic animal treatments
4.1. Broad categories of parasitic infestations and/or viral, fungal and bacterial diseases are identified.
4.2. Appropriate and authorised aquatic animal treatments are administered in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
4.3. Preventative medicine programs for internal and external parasites are implemented in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
4.4. Treatments and medicines are correctly stored in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements.
4.5. Records for treatments and medicine programs are maintained in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements.