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 AHCLPW305A, '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



1. Plan diving operations

1.1. Objectives of dive are determined to enterprise guidelines, to diving standards and occupational health and safety guidelines.

1.2. Number and type of dives to complete objectives are assessed to develop a dive program.

1.3. Equipment and personnel required for dive operations are determined.

1.4. Appropriate people are consulted about the dive objectives and proposed program.

2. Prepare for diving operations

2.1. Equipment and personnel required for dive operations are obtained.

2.2. Appropriate notification and consents for dive plans are given and obtained.

2.3. Equipment condition is checked to legislative, manufacturers', enterprise and code of practice requirements.

2.4. Faulty equipment is sent for repair or discarded.

2.5. Consumables requirements are assessed and sourced.

2.6. Personnel are checked for competence and possession of a current medical clearance.

2.7. Safety and emergency procedures for the dive program are developed to enterprise requirements and codes of practice.

3. Conduct dive

3.1. Personnel and equipment are transported safely to dive site.

3.2. Communications procedures are established for dives in remote areas.

3.3. Pre-dive checks are performed to enterprise requirements and codes of practice.

3.4. Final assessment on environmental factors is completed before entering the water.

3.5. Dives are completed to procedures, safe working practices, defined objectives, enterprise requirements, codes of practice, legislation.

3.6. Dives are conducted within the parameters of the special dive plan, including entry, descent, working on dive objective and exit.

3.7. Dive procedures are amended within enterprise requirements, codes of practice and personal authority in light of dive conditions, and any changes to dive objectives.

3.8. Dives are suspended or cancelled where safety or equipment operation considerations warrant.

3.9. Dives are completed to objectives or suspended where personnel have completed allowed number of dives.

3.10. Equipment is removed from site at completion of dives.

3.11. Dives are logged to enterprise and legislative requirements and codes of practice.

4. Debrief diving team

4.1. Procedures applied during dive and outcomes of dive are reviewed by dive team promptly after dive.

4.2. Procedures and dive plans are amended to enterprise requirements or codes of practice to reduce dive risks including safety and diver health, and improve dive efficiency and effectiveness.

4.3. Dive debriefing is recorded to enterprise and legislative requirements and codes of practice.

5. Check and store equipment

5.1. Dive equipment is checked for condition and operation to manufacturer's instructions, enterprise requirements and codes of practice.

5.2. Faulty equipment is sent for repair or discarded to enterprise requirements.

5.3. Equipment is stored to manufacturers' and enterprise requirements.

5.4. Equipment use is recorded to enterprise, manufacturers' and legislative requirements.

5.5. All equipment is tested according to statutory requirements.

6. Review diving program

6.1. Dive plan is reviewed in light of debriefing, outcomes achieved, risk assessments and safety analysis, and future requirements.

6.2. Review conclusions are recorded and reported to enterprise requirements.

7. Respond to diving incidents

7.1. Dive operations are continually monitored to identify potential or actual maladies.

7.2. Dive operations are suspended or cancelled where potential or actual maladies have been identified.

7.3. A rescue approach is developed where required to enterprise requirements, or codes of practice.

7.4. Diver first aid is applied to injured or distressed personnel.

7.5. Emergency authorities are notified where assistance is required.

7.6. Procedures and dive plan are reviewed in light of risks identified and potential or actual malady.

7.7. All incidents are recorded on the enterprise/agency register.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCLPW305A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC31510 - Certificate III in Indigenous Land Management
  • AHC31610 - Certificate III in Lands, Parks and Wildlife
  • AHC31410 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management