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 SFIAQUA407C, 'Coordinate sustainable aquacultural practices'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Coordinate sustainable aquacultural practices' 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. Coordinate water quality and environmental monitoring programs
1.1. Strategies for meeting legislative and environmental obligations and allocations of labour and financial resources are confirmed with management.
1.2. Water quality variables and environmental criteria to be monitored are selected according to monitoring plans, and monitoring schedules are prepared and conveyed to staff.
1.3. External contractors are briefed on management policies and priorities.
1.4. Monitoring systems are developed to ensure that the quality of the water supply system meets the requirements of the cultured or held stock.
1.5. Options for mechanisation or automation of process or activity are assessed, including the use of specialised contract services, and recommendations made to senior personnel.
2. Develop effluent and waste treatment and disposal programs
2.1. Environmental risks are determined and effluent and waste treatment and disposalprograms are developed to minimise emissions and discharges according to legislative requirements.
2.2. Options for on-site or off-site disposal of wastes are evaluated against environmental management plan.
2.3. Adverse environmental impacts due to effluent and waste treatments and disposal are minimised.
3. Manage water use for facility
3.1. Water is sourced from locations other than mains water, where possible and where appropriate.
3.2. On-land run-off or overflow water is managed to optimise its use and minimise pollutants entering river and drainage systems, settlement ponds or effluent treatment works are used appropriately according to management policies.
3.3. Culture or holding structures are positioned to achieve appropriate water flow and quality.
3.4. Stock production strategies are developed to efficiently use available water supply.
3.5. Water utilisation strategies are developed to minimise evaporation, run-off and seepage of water.
3.6. Contamination of water effluent with chemicals is minimised through sound utilisation strategies.
4. Finalise environmental protection activities
4.1. Clean up of work area, including repairs and storage of equipment, is supervised and condition report prepared.
4.2. Relevant environmental protection data, observations or information are recorded legibly and accurately, and any out of range or unusual records checked.
4.3. Compliance and other required reports are prepared and conveyed to senior personnel advising of the effectiveness of environmental protection, and recommendations made for improvements.
4.4. Staff are given feedback on their work performance.
4.5. Innovations in environmental protection are examined and implemented, when appropriate.
4.6. All environmental protection activities are confirmed as complying with government regulations and requirements.
4.7. Administrative planning takes into account the evaluation of environmental assets for insurance purposes.