Operate hatchery

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 SFIAQUA404C, 'Operate hatchery'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate hatchery' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Select, condition and spawn broodstock

1.1. Breeding objectives, selection aims and strategies are confirmed with management.

1.2. Hatchery production schedule, labour and resource requirements and risk minimisation procedures are confirmed with production personnel.

1.3. Selection of broodstock ensures quality requirements are met.

1.4. Broodstock conditioning, spawning and recovery process are managed.

1.5. Broodstock to be spawned again at a later date are identified and moved to holding tanks or areas.

2. Select or cull progeny

2.1. Progeny husbandry is managed to ensure high survival and growth or other selection criteria.

2.2. Quality assessment of progeny is regularly undertaken and inferior progeny culled or removed.

2.3. Progeny health is monitored and any parasite and/or disease outbreaks quickly controlled with samples being sent to relevant authorities, where required.

2.4. Effects of feed and health treatments on progeny are monitored and actions taken to avoid or minimise health problems and negative effects on product quality.

2.5. Progeny growth/development is monitored using an appropriate performance recording system and harvesting is undertaken to meet marketing goals.

2.6. Breeding records are maintained according to industry standards and breeding program requirements.

3. Monitor, review and improve hatchery performance

3.1. The progress of hatchery production plan is reviewed regularly with management.

3.2. Physical and financial records are maintained for analysis and evaluation of hatchery performance.

3.3. Information on innovations is obtained and assessed to determine relevance and possible application.

3.4. Relevant innovations are tested to determine suitability and adaptability to individual circumstances, their benefit/cost assessed, and outcomes reported to the management team.

3.5. Changes or improvements to breeding objectives, selection aims and strategies are regularly discussed with management team.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIAQUA404C appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI40111 - Certificate IV in Aquaculture