Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AHCPGD306, 'Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment'.
Google Links
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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. Prepare for maintenance activities

1.1 Identify, interpret and apply requirements for the maintenance of the aquatic environment

1.2 Select and prepare tools, equipment and machinery for use

1.3 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks and implement controls

1.4 Select and use appropriate personal protective equipment

1.5 Identify environmental implications associated with maintenance activities and report to supervisor

2. Maintain aquatic organisms

2.1 Identify indigenous, exotic and pest aquatic animals and plants for the specific aquatic environment

2.2 Monitor aquatic plants and animals and record and maintain relevant data and apply to aquatic plant maintenance activities

2.3 Report issues to supervisor, with recommendations for action

2.4 Implement control methods for excess aquatic animals and plants, and identified pest animals and plants

2.5 Process waste plant and animal material with regards to environmental issues

3. Maintain water quality

3.1 Monitor water quality where appropriate for the aquatic environment and the input water resource

3.2 Record monitoring data, maintain and apply to water quality maintenance activities

3.3 Remove debris and process using appropriate equipment

3.4 Report water quality issues to supervisor, with suggestions for remedial action

3.5 Discharge water, clean environment, and recharge water from the designated storage area or other input water resource