Coordinate feed activities

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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
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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 SFIAQUA318A, 'Coordinate feed activities'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and organise feed for cultured or held stock

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

1.2. Feed types, quantities and sizes are checked against feeding schedule.

1.3. Basic quality of feed is checked and, if instructed, samples taken and sent to external laboratory for advanced quality analyses.

1.4. Feeding equipment is selected and checked for availability and serviceability.

1.5. Staff are briefed on feeding schedule and their responsibilities.

2. Coordinate feeding

2.1. Feeding equipment is positioned, calibrated and operated to maximise efficiency.

2.2. Conditions affecting feeding activity and operations are documented.

2.3. Feeding operations are stopped once feeding requirements of stock are fulfilled.

2.4. Feeding operation is monitored to ensure feeding schedule is being followed.

3. Optimise feed uptake

3.1. Advanced observations and required samplings are undertaken and factors that can be varied to improve feed uptake identified.

3.2. Effectiveness of feeding activities is monitored and steps taken to improve feed update and reduce wastage.

3.3. Feeding schedule is altered to compensate for factors limiting feed uptake.

4. Finalise and review feeding operations

4.1. Work areas are cleaned, maintenance and repair checks undertaken and feeding equipment stored.

4.2. Feed is stored in a manner that minimises degradation or contamination.

4.3. Relevant feeding data, observations or information are recorded legibly and accurately, and any out of range or unusual records are checked and non-compliances reported to senior personnel.

4.4. 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.

4.5. Staff are given feedback on their work performance.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIAQUA318A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI30211 - Certificate III in Fishing Operations
  • SFI40111 - Certificate IV in Aquaculture
  • SFI30111 - Certificate III in Aquaculture