Perform diving for scientific purposes

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 AHCLPW305, 'Perform diving for scientific purposes'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Plan diving operations

1.1 Determine dive objectives

1.2 Assess number and type of dives to develop a dive program that will meet objectives

1.3 Determine equipment and personnel required for dive operations

1.4 Consult appropriate people about the dive objectives and proposed program

2. Prepare for diving operations

2.1 Obtain equipment and personnel required for dive operations

2.2 Obtain appropriate notification and consents for dive plans

2.3 Check equipment condition

2.4 Send faulty equipment for repair or replacement

2.5 Assess requirements for and source consumables

2.6 Check personnel for competence and possession of a current medical clearance

2.7 Develop safety and emergency procedures for the dive program

2.8 Conduct a safety hazard analysis and risk assessment

3. Conduct dive

3.1 Establish communications procedures for all dives

3.2 Perform pre-dive checks

3.3 Complete assessment of environmental factors before entering the water

3.4 Conduct dives within the parameters of the special dive plan, including entry, descent, working on dive objective and exit

3.5 Amend dive procedures within enterprise requirements, codes of practice and personal authority in light of dive conditions, and any changes to dive objectives

3.6 Monitor dive conditions and suspend or cancel dives where safety or equipment operation considerations warrant

3.7 Suspend dives where personnel have completed allowed number of dives according to no-decompression limit tables

3.8 Remove equipment from site at completion of dives

3.9 Log dives

Carry out dives according to Australian Standard

4. Debrief diving team

4.1 Review procedures and outcomes after dive

4.2 Amend procedures and dive plans

4.3 Record dive debriefing

5. Check and store equipment

5.1 Check dive equipment for condition and operation

5.2 Send faulty equipment for repair or replacement

5.3 Test and store equipment

5.4 Record equipment use

6. Review diving program

6.1 Review dive plan in light of debriefing, outcomes achieved, risk assessments and safety analysis and future requirements

6.2 Record and report review conclusions

7. Respond to diving incidents

7.1 Monitor dive operations to identify potential or actual incidents

7.2 Suspend or cancel dive operations where potential or actual maladies have been identified

7.3 Ensure a rescue plan has been developed for all dives and that the plan has been communicated to the dive team as part of the pre-dive briefing

7.4 Apply diver first aid to injured or distressed personnel

7.5 Notify emergency authorities where assistance is required

7.6 Review procedures and dive plan in light of risks identified and potential or actual malady

7.7 Record all incidents on the enterprise register