Produce algal or live-feed cultures

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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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 SFIAQUA214B, 'Produce algal or live-feed cultures'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for production

1.1. Requirements of the algae or live-feed cultureproduction schedule are noted and confirmed with supervisor.

1.2. Production vessel or structure and other equipment are collected and checked for serviceability.

1.3. Sub-standard equipment is repaired or replaced according to manufacturer guidelines.

1.4. Hygiene precautions and axenic culture techniques are undertaken.

2. Initiate and maintain cultures

2.1. Production vessel is filled with treated water.

2.2. Inoculation cultures and nutriments are added.

2.3. Physio-chemical requirements of the culture organism are maintained for the culture period.

2.4. Indicators of culture health are monitored and irregularities are reported to the supervisor.

2.5. Wastes are removed and water levels are maintained.

2.6. Hygienic growing conditions are provided, minimising the risk of contamination.

2.7. Automatic or mechanised equipment are operated and maintained according to work procedures.

3. Harvest culture

3.1. Harvesting equipment is collected and checked for serviceability.

3.2. Required quantity is harvested and transferred to be fed to predator species.

3.3. Collection vessels are cleaned and sanitised before and after use.

4. Complete post-culture production activities

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

4.2. Relevant culture production data, observations or information are recorded legibly and accurately, and any out of range or unusual records checked.

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

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIAQUA214B appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI20111 - Certificate II in Aquaculture