Oversee production and maintain algal or live-feed cultures

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 SFIAQUA311B, 'Oversee production and maintain algal or live-feed cultures'.
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 for production

1.1. Production schedule is interpreted and confirmed with senior personnel.

1.2. Labour and resource requirements for production are confirmed.

1.3. Risk factors that could affect the quality of algal or live-feed cultures during production are identified and plans made to minimise risk.

1.4. Efficient culture systems are assembled and commissioned for use.

1.5. Operational guidelines to achieve desired production objectives are planned and communicated effectively to staff.

2. Prepare for initiation and maintenance of algal or live-feed cultures

2.1. Production vessels or structures and other equipment are checked for serviceability.

2.2. Culture water is treated to meet the physio-chemical requirements of the cultured organism.

2.3. Inoculation cultures to meet the required stocking density are readied for use.

2.4. Nutriment formulae or media are prepared.

3. Monitor and maintain culture production

3.1. Physio-chemical requirements of the culture organism are measured and maintained for the culture period.

3.2. Sterile conditions and equipment are maintained in parent and stock cultures.

3.3. Culture health is checked regularly by sampling the culture water and appropriate action taken to achieve the production schedule.

4. Harvest culture

4.1. Harvesting equipment is collected and checked for serviceability.

4.2. Sub-standard equipment is repaired or replaced.

4.3. Required quantity of culture is collected in harvest equipment.

4.4. Production vessel is refilled with preconditioned water and nutriments are added to return the culture to pre-harvest conditions.

4.5. Unused cultures and wastes are treated and disposed of.

5. Complete culture production activities

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

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

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

5.4. Options for improving efficiency through mechanisation or automation of process or activity, and use of specialised contract staff are researched and presented to senior personnel as potential improvements.

5.5. Staff are given feedback on their work performance.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIAQUA311B appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI30111 - Certificate III in Aquaculture