Seed and harvest round pearls

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SFIAQUA406C, 'Seed and harvest round pearls'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan for round pearl seeding

1.1. Seedingschedule is read and confirmed with senior personnel.

1.2. Labour and resource requirements for handling are determined and arranged.

1.3. Factors which could place the health of stock at risk during seeding are identified and plans made to minimise risk.

1.4. Operational guidelines to achieve desired handling objectives are planned and communicated effectively to staff.

2. Organise for round pearl seeding

2.1. Equipment is collected and checked for serviceability.

2.2. Repairs and calibrations are made to sub-standard equipment according to manufacturer instructions.

2.3. Transport and holding arrangements are confirmed with contractors or internal staff as appropriate.

3. Carry out round pearl seeding

3.1. Equipment, tools and nuclei are positioned and operated.

3.2. Stock to be seeded are identified and retrieved as directed, and prepared with minimal stress and least risk of injury.

3.3. Stock behaviour is anticipated and controlled.

3.4. Pieces of mantle are prepared from sacrificial oyster.

3.5. Stock are seeded with round pearl in a reasonable time and according to instructions.

3.6. Stock are restocked in their intended culture structure in a reasonable time and allowed to recover and undergo a turning process.

4. Monitor round pearl growth and production and undertake harvesting

4.1. Stock are X-rayed for nuclei retention and returned to culture structure in a reasonable time.

4.2. Full pearls are removed from stock and stock re-seeded, if appropriate, before being returned to culture structure in a reasonable time.

4.3. Seeding activities are supervised and monitored to ensure consistency with harvest schedule and operation guidelines.

4.4. Work practices are monitored to ensure minimal stock stress and damage.

5. Review round pearl production

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

5.2. Relevant round pearl 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 prepared and conveyed to senior personnel advising of the effectiveness of round pearl production, and recommendations made for improvements.

5.4. Staff are given feedback on their work performance.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIAQUA406C appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI40111 - Certificate IV in Aquaculture