Implement a program to operate, maintain or upgrade a system comprising high technology water treatment components

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 SFIAQUA410B, 'Implement a program to operate, maintain or upgrade a system comprising high technology water treatment components'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan for the operation and maintenance of high technology water treatment components of a RAS

1.1. Operations, maintenance or design or upgrade specifications for high technology water treatment components in the culture or holding system or facility are confirmed with senior personnel.

1.2. Work plans or schedules are drawn up, materials ordered, labour arranged, and contractors or tradespeople and appropriate equipment booked according to specifications and in consultation with senior personnel.

1.3. Raw and prefabricated materials are checked against delivery manifest or specifications.

1.4. Worksite is prepared according to specifications and secured, if necessary, for safety or loss prevention.

1.5. Potential risks are assessed, including environmental parameters and water quality parameters for the cultured or held stock, and contingency plans prepared accordingly.

1.6. Options for mechanisation or automation of process or activity are assessed, including the use of specialised contract services.

1.7. Staff members are briefed on work objectives relevant to the site, equipment being used and type of maintenance or upgrade activities.

1.8. Costs are identified, quantified and confirmed with senior personnel as within budget.

2. Implement operations, maintenance or upgrade program

2.1. Work plan is implemented and scheduled to minimise disruption to enterprise operations and stress to cultured or held stock.

2.2. Progress of maintenance or upgrade program is monitored against the work plan, and adjustments are made for delays and unforeseen circumstances.

2.3. Required materials, resource and supply provisions and labour, including contractors or tradespeople, are confirmed as available, and contingency plans implemented, where appropriate.

2.4. Workplace OHS hazards, environmental implications and other potential problems are anticipated and avoided or minimised through forward planning and contingency planning.

3. Monitor operations, maintenance or upgrade activities

3.1. Operations, maintenance or upgrade activities and component or system performances are monitored against maintenance or upgrade plan for efficiency and effectiveness.

3.2. Risk management strategies or treatments are applied and updated as required.

3.3. Costs and key performance indicators (KPIs) are monitored and controlled within enterprise budget requirements.

3.4. Staff members are given feedback on work progress and performance on a regular basis.

3.5. Regular records or reports are given to management on project progress.

3.6. Checking and commissioning are undertaken to ensure that the maintained or upgraded system or facility fits maintenance or design specifications and is effective and operable.

3.7. Budget for operations, maintenance or upgrade is checked and major discrepancies are reported to senior personnel.

4. Finalise and review operations, maintenance and upgrade activities

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

4.2. Relevant operations, maintenance and upgrade 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 operations, maintenance and upgrade, and recommendations made for improvements.

4.4. Staff are given feedback on their work performance.

4.5. New processes to improve performance are developed, as required, and trialled.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIAQUA410B appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI40111 - Certificate IV in Aquaculture