Employ power tools in an underwater 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 DEFWDV010, 'Employ power tools in an underwater environment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Employ power tools in an underwater environment' 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 to use power tools under water


Determine specific requirements for power tools in accordance with work task, worksite and work object requirements


Develop a work plan consistent with dive plan


Select and inspect power tools, protective equipment and compressor to meet task requirements


Secure power tools, compressor, and associated leads and hoses for transport to/from dive site


Assess access obstructions and other hazards, and manage risks as required


Operate power tools under water


Secure power tools on self during dive for ease of accessibility, and lack of interference with mobility and dive equipment


Determine safe route for leads and hoses for dive activity


Determine work safe area and location and confirm safety of divers prior to commencing work task/s


Operate power tools underwater ensuring management of their associated hazards


Conduct operator maintenance at worksite on power tools, leads and hoses, as required


Disconnect power tools temporarily and render safe to evaluate work task in accordance with operational procedures


Operate compressor


Perform pre-start checks and connect hoses and leads in accordance with manufacturer instructions


Develop pressure gradually without surging and stabilise compressor to establish required output


Conduct routine operational checks, and diagnose and address any warning signs


Shut down compressor or conduct an emergency shut down procedure in accordance with dive plan


Conclude power tool operations


Minimise environmental impact arising from use of power tools and recover waste products in accordance with operational procedures


Undertake activity to de-service equipment and compressor after use


Complete equipment log book/s, as required