Work with crocodiles

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 SFIAQUA212C, 'Work with crocodiles'.
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



1. Prepare for working with crocodiles

1.1. Dangers in working with crocodiles are understood and verbally confirmed with supervisor and other handlers.

1.2. Behaviour of crocodiles in the wild and in captivity is understood and verbally confirmed with supervisor and other handlers.

1.3. All activities with crocodiles are undertaken according to industry codes, government requirements and enterprise procedures to reduce stress and injury to the animal, other crocodiles, handlers and the environment.

1.4. Instructions associated with the task are obtained from supervisor, harvest schedule or production schedule.

2. Capture crocodiles from wild or enclosures

2.1. Capture, holding and transport equipment appropriate for the task, location and enclosure is collected, checked and repaired, as required.

2.2. Crocodiles to be captured are confirmed with supervisor.

2.3. Assistance is provided in administering of sedatives to immobilise crocodile, if required.

2.4. Capture is undertaken according to preparations and work instructions.

3. Crocodiles are restrained and transported

3.1. Crocodiles are restrained and prepared for transport to post- harvest facilities or relocation sites.

3.2. Crocodiles are placed in transport container appropriate to the size of crocodile, mode of transport and length of journey.

3.3. Condition of crocodiles is monitored regularly and any abnormal behaviour or conditions reported to supervisor.

3.4. Transport environment is maintained to best suit the crocodile.

3.5. Crocodile is released into holding or culture structure.

4. Crocodiles are housed and maintained

4.1. Holding or culture environment is maintained to best suit crocodiles.

4.2. Crocodiles are fed according to enterprise feeding schedule and procedures.

4.3. Abnormal behaviour or other indications of health problems are observed and reported to supervisor.

4.4. Sick or unhealthy crocodiles are treated, under supervision.

4.5. Dead crocodiles are removed as soon as detected and disposed of.

5. Complete post-task activities

5.1. Clean up of work area, including repairs and storage of equipment, is supervised, and condition report prepared.

5.2. Relevant handling data, observations or information are recorded legibly and accurately, and any out of range or unusual records are checked.

5.3. Compliance and other required reports are prepared and conveyed to senior personnel advising of the effectiveness of the handling, and recommendations made for improvements.

5.4. Feedback on own work performance is sought from supervisor and opportunities to improve identified.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIAQUA212C appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI20111 - Certificate II in Aquaculture