Prevent, assess and treat water problems in swimming pools and spas

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 CPPSPS4001, 'Prevent, assess and treat water problems in swimming pools and spas'.
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

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.


Prevent water problems.


Preventative measuresfor minimising water problems in swimming pools and spas are identified.


Preventative measures to maintain water quality are implemented and monitored.


Assess water quality.


Water quality parameters are identified.


Samples to be collected to determine water quality are identified.


Equipment required to sample and test water is identified and sourced.


Equipment is checked for availability and serviceability.


Water qualitytests are conducted and associated sampling is tested.


Samples for external analysis are prepared, packaged and sent to laboratory.


Testing equipment is cleaned, checked and stored.


Test results are obtained and reviewed to determine appropriate water treatment.


Treat water problems.


Water problems are identified and reported in line with regulatory and enterprise requirements.


Established treatment methods are used to address water problems in line with work health and safety (WHS), regulatory and enterprise requirements.


Unexpected situations are dealt with safely.


Measures for responding to water contamination are implemented.


Effectiveness of water treatment is monitored.


Complete and document water treatment activities.


Treated swimming pool or spa is reinstated to operational condition.


Work area is restored to original condition and checked for safety hazards, waste is disposed of, and tools and equipment are cleaned and stored in line with WHS and enterprise requirements.


Malfunctions, faults, wear or damage to swimming pool or spa are reported in line with enterprise procedures.


Notification of work completion is made in line with enterprise procedures.


Relevant documentation is completed and securely maintained.