Carry out on-farm post-harvest operations

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
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 SFIAQUA215B, 'Carry out on-farm post-harvest operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for on-farm post-harvest handling

1.1. Specifications of post-harvest stock are identified and confirmed with supervisor.

1.2. Stock is transported to handling facility using field-handling practices and equipment.

1.3. Automatic or mechanised equipment is operated and maintained according to workplace procedures.

2. Grade, label and treat stock

2.1. Correct handling practices aimed at minimising damage or stress to stock are used according to workplace procedures.

2.2. Stock that does not meet enterprise quality specifications are identified and discarded.

2.3. Stock are graded and labelled according to customer requirements and supervisor's instructions.

2.4. Basic post-harvest activities are conducted.

3. Pack produce

3.1. Packing requirements, including packaging materials and containers, are determined according to customer requirements and supervisor's instructions.

3.2. The required quantity of produce is arranged within containers.

3.3. Packaging meets industry and customer packaging specifications.

3.4. Correct filling techniques for specific containers are used.

3.5. Wraps and lids are applied to containers and correct label applied to meet industry and customer requirements.

4. Deliver produce to an on-farm storage facility and maintain hygiene levels

4.1. Containers are placed onto pallets to ensure stability and maximum air flow.

4.2. Pallets are transported to the storage facility and arranged appropriately.

4.3. Gauges monitoring environmental conditionsin thestoragefacility are read accurately and abnormal readings are reported to the supervisor.

4.4. Condition of stored produce is checked on a regular basis and abnormal conditions are reported to the supervisor.

4.5. Damaged produce and broken containers are removed from the storage facility.

4.6. Pests are controlled and containers cleaned.

5. Finalise and review basic post-harvest activities

5.1. Storage facility is cleaned without damaging the monitoring or environment controlling equipment.

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

5.3. Relevant basic post-harvest data, observations or information are recorded legibly and accurately, and any out of range or unusual records are checked.

5.4. Compliance and other required reports are prepared and conveyed to senior personnel advising of the effectiveness of basic post-harvest activities, and recommendations made for improvements.

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIAQUA215B appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI20111 - Certificate II in Aquaculture