Support hatchery operations

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 SFIAQUA314A, 'Support hatchery operations'.
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. Collect and care for broodstock

1.1. Hatchery production schedule is interpreted and confirmed with senior personnel.

1.2. Labour and resource requirements for hatchery production are confirmed with senior personnel and arranged.

1.3. Risk factors that could affect the quality of the end cultured or held stock progeny are identified and plans made to minimise risk.

1.4. Broodstock structure or system is prepared to provide clean, disinfected and functional conditions for broodstock activities.

1.5. Selected broodstock are introduced into broodstock structure or system with minimal stress.

1.6. Both male and female broodstock are conditioned to induce maturation or breeding/spawning behaviour.

1.7. Broodstock to be spawned are identified and moved to spawning tanks and undergo spawning induction treatment.

1.8. Appropriate water quality requirements of broodstock are monitored and maintained.

2. Breed and raise progeny

2.1. Signs of imminent spawning are monitored and the environment controlled to ensure successful spawning.

2.2. Spawn is collected, washed and counted and quality assessment of eggs and sperm is undertaken followed by fertilisation of the eggs, if appropriate.

2.3. Post-spawning broodstock husbandry practices are undertaken, as appropriate.

2.4. Fertilised eggs are hatched and cared for according to biological requirements.

2.5. Rearing of subsequent progeny is monitored to ensure water quality and relevant environment needs are met by appropriate post-hatch rearing procedures.

3. Harvest and distribute progeny

3.1. Progeny are selected through quality assessment with senior personnel and harvested.

3.2. Progeny for on-farm facility distribution are graded, sorted and/or transported to new culture or holding structures.

3.3. Order requirements for off-farm facility distribution are noted, harvested and packed for external transport.

4. Complete breeding clean up activities

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

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

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

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

4.5. Staff are given feedback on their work performance.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIAQUA314A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI40111 - Certificate IV in Aquaculture
  • SFI30111 - Certificate III in Aquaculture