Maintain water quality and environmental monitoring

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 SFIAQUA308C, 'Maintain water quality and environmental monitoring'.
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. Plan and organise for monitoring

1.1. Monitoring schedule is read or heard, and confirmed with senior personnel.

1.2. Stock behaviour, routine water quality and environmental parameters to be monitored are identified.

1.3. Non-routine water quality and environmental parameters to be measured are identified.

1.4. Equipment requirements for water quality and environmental monitoring are determined, checked for availability and serviceability, and readied for use.

1.5. Repairs and calibrations are made.

1.6. Options for mechanisation or automation of process or activity are determined, including the use of specialised contract services.

1.7. Staff undertaking routine monitoring are briefed on responsibilities according to monitoring schedule.

2. Carry out monitoring and sampling

2.1. Monitoring and sampling tests are undertaken.

2.2. Samples for external analysis are preserved, packaged and sent to laboratory according to laboratory requirements.

2.3. Specific and general observations are made.

3. Complete monitoring activities

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

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

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

3.4. Feedback is given or sought on effectiveness of the monitoring operations.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIAQUA308C appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI40111 - Certificate IV in Aquaculture
  • SFI30111 - Certificate III in Aquaculture
  • SFI30311 - Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management Support)