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 DEFWDV001, '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
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
Prepare for a decompression dive
Develop a dive plan using decompression tables and obtain supervisorâ€™s clearance in accordance with organisational procedures
Select, fit and test equipment in accordance with manufacturer specifications
Inspect equipment for serviceability, quarantine any unserviceable equipment and report defects to maximise diver safety
Ensure independent safety check of fit and function of equipment is carried out by a diverâ€™s attendant or dive supervisor
Enter and exit the water
Position markers in the water to identify presence of divers
Conduct in-water leak test at the surface to ensure the integrity and functionality of equipment
Adjust buoyancy to commence dive and as required throughout dive
Descend to, and ascend from, a 30 metres bottom
Maintain measured and controlled breathing and finning
Implement diving descent and ascent techniques, and decompression techniques in accordance with dive plan and safety procedures
Monitor relevant risk factors throughout dive to manage threats and personal safety, in accordance with organisational procedures
Recover spatial awareness when balance is lost under conditions of zero visibility
Recover any lost and/or separated diver
Maintain awareness of, and distance from, surface and sub surface hazards
Ensure minimal disturbance to bottom to enable maximum visibility and a safe work environment, in accordance with dive plan
Undertake checks to ensure safety to surface
Identify and manage dive-specific medical problems
Recognise signs and symptoms of compression and/or decompression related problems in self and others, and take immediate corrective action in accordance with dive plan and safety procedures
Recognise and manage heat and cold related problems in self or others and hazards, in accordance with dive plan and safety procedures
Inspect electronic communications device and accessories for serviceability and fit
Transmit and receive messages using electronic communications devices in accordance with dive plan
De-service and stow electronic communications device and accessories in accordance with manufacturer specifications
Communicate non-verbally with other divers using hand signals, writing boards and standard single line signals, in accordance with dive plan
Perform a simple navigation leg underwater
Maintain compass bearing underwater
Estimate and maintain distance for a constant swim rate underwater
Estimate distance travelled in dive
React to individual and group contingencies and/or emergencies
Resolve flooded face mask and/or blocked mouthpiece by clearing and refitting
Resolve failed primary breathing system and manage irrecoverable malfunctions in accordance with dive plan
Manage lost and/or severed safety line/s, as required
Manage significant systemic failures through ditching drill and emergency surfacing drill, in accordance with dive plan and safety procedures
Maintain equipment in accordance with manufacturer specifications
De-service, test and stow post dive equipment
Quarantine unserviceable equipment and report defects in accordance with organisational procedures