Use waders

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 SFIAQUA220A, 'Use waders'.
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 safe use of waders

1.1. Types of waders with suitable characteristics for the type of work to be undertaken are selected and checked for condition, fit and adjustment.

1.2. Potential environmental hazards and factors contributing to aquatic emergencies are identified.

1.3. Risks associated with sudden immersion in cold water are identified and minimised in the preparations for use of waders.

1.4. The types of aquatic emergencies that might arise when working in waders are identified and risks minimised.

1.5. Water temperatures are identified and in-water survival times calculated, taking into account factors that influence cold water survival.

1.6. Appropriate clothing and safety equipment are donned.

2. Use safe wading techniques

2.1. Selection of entry technique accounts for potential environmental hazards.

2.2. Wading techniques are appropriate for water and environmental conditions.

3. Apply simple survival skills on sudden immersion and loss of footing

3.1. Wader safety tuck position is adopted when footing is lost and on sudden entry to water.

3.2. Survival techniques are appropriate to water conditions.

3.3. Techniques to extend survival time are applied in deep water.

3.4. Survival strokes are used to swim to exit point.

3.5. Independent exits from the water, with and without waders, are performed.

4. Perform a simple water rescue

4.1. A person in need of assistance is identified.

4.2. The situation is assessed and a rescue plan is developed according to best practice principles of water safety.

4.3. Simple search techniques are demonstrated in shallow water.

4.4. A simple rescue is performed and the person assisted to exit the water.

4.5. Appropriate first aid and after-care is provided.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIAQUA220A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI20211 - Certificate II in Fishing Operations
  • SFI10211 - Certificate I in Fishing Operations
  • SFI20111 - Certificate II in Aquaculture
  • SFI10111 - Certificate I in Aquaculture
  • SFI30111 - Certificate III in Aquaculture
  • SFI30311 - Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management Support)