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 DEFDV001B, 'Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres' 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. Plan a decompression dive
1.1 Dive plan is constructed using decompression tables.
1.2 Dive plan is discussed and cleared, as necessary, by the supervisor.
2. Select, inspect and fit equipment
2.1 Equipment is selected, inspected for serviceability, fitted and tested if required.
2.2 Any unserviceable equipment is quarantined and defects are reported according to organisational procedures.
2.3 Independent check of fit and function of equipment by a diver's attendant or dive supervisor is ensured.
3. Enter and exit the water
3.1 Markers are positioned in the water to identify the presence of divers.
3.2 Water is entered from sea-borne and land-borne platforms.
3.3 An in-water leak test is conducted at the surface to ensure the integrity and functionality of the equipment.
3.4 In-water checks are conducted.
3.5 Buoyancy is adjusted to commence the dive and as required throughout the dive.
4. Descend to, and ascend from, a 30 m bottom
4.1 Measured and controlled breathing is maintained throughout the dive operation.
4.2 Measured and controlled finning is maintained throughout the dive operation.
4.3 Discomfort is prevented and safety is ensured by descending and ascending at an appropriate rate in accordance with dive plan, using appropriate decompression techniques.
4.4 Diving descent and ascent techniques are implemented.
4.5 Relevant factors are monitored throughout the dive.
4.6 Threats posed are avoided or managed to ensure personal safety.
4.7 Effects of open water environment are considered and managed during the dive to prevent impact against rocks, hulls or interference with other divers.
4.8 Spatial awareness is recovered when balance is lost under conditions of zero visibility.
4.9 When lost and/or separated, recovery is ensured.
4.10Adequate awareness of, and distance from, surface and sub-surface hazards is maintained.
4.11Minimal disturbance to bottom is ensured to enable maximum visibility and a safe work environment.
4.12Safe surfacing is ensured.
5. Identify and manage dive-specific medical problems
5.1 Signs and symptoms of compression related problems are recognised (in self and others) and immediate corrective procedures are taken.
5.2 Signs and symptoms of decompression related problems are recognised (in self and others) and immediate corrective procedures are taken.
5.3 Heat and cold related problems are recognised (in self and others) and immediate corrective procedures are taken.
6. Communicate through underwater radio devices
6.1 Electronic communications device and accessories are inspected for serviceability and fitted.
6.2 Messages are transmitted and received in accordance with radio telephone procedures (RTP).
6.3 Electronic communications device transmission safety requirements are adhered to when working around dangerous items.
6.4 Electronic communications device and accessories are de serviced and stowed.
7. Communicate non-verbally with other divers
7.1 Diver-to-diver hand signals are used appropriately throughout the dive operation.
7.2 Written and diagrammatic communications on underwater writing boards are used appropriately throughout the dive operation.
7.3 Standard single line signals are used appropriately throughout the dive operation.
8. Perform a simple navigation leg underwater
8.1 Compass bearing is maintained underwater using a compass.
8.2 Distance for a constant swim rate underwater is estimated and maintained.
8.3 Distance travelled is estimated using a watch.
9. React to individual and group contingencies/ emergencies
9.1 Flooded face mask is resolved by clearing and refitting.
9.2 Blocked mouthpiece is resolved by clearing and refitting.
9.3 Failed primary breathing system is resolved through switching to the alternate sources.
9.4 Irrecoverable malfunctions are managed through buddy breathing and/or emergency surfacing.
9.5 Lost/severed safety line/s are managed through surfacing.
9.6 Significant systemic failures are managed through the ditching drill and emergency surfacing drill.
9.7 Surfacing is accomplished with the optimum safe speed on hearing the emergency recall signal.
9.8 Other divers are assisted.
10. Maintain equipment
10.1 Equipment is maintained during the dive.
10.2 Post-dive, equipment is de-serviced, and tested (if required) and stowed.
10.3 Unserviceable equipment is quarantined and defects are reported in accordance with organisational procedures.