Manage water quality and environmental monitoring in enclosed systems

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 SFIAQUA411A, 'Manage water quality and environmental monitoring in enclosed systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Develop a water quality management program

1.1. Monitoring schedule is developed to identify routine water quality and environmental parameters to be measured, their frequency and the monitoring method.

1.2. Workplace procedures are developed for routine water quality, environmental monitoring and routine management of culture or holding water.

1.3. Data collection and record management activities are organised.

2. Oversee non-routine water quality monitoring, sampling and manipulation

2.1. Potential problematic non-routine parameters are identified and measurement methods developed.

2.2. Monitoring and sampling are carried out, and external analysis arranged.

2.3. Effects of health treatments on the quality of the culture or holding water are identified and managed.

3. Analyse and present data in tables and graphs

3.1. Water quality and environmental data is checked to identify transcription errors or atypical entries.

3.2. Data is accurately presented in tables and graphs.

3.3. Data is analysed; recognise and report on features and trends in data.

4. Assess and adjust water for cultured or held stock

4.1. The suitability of supply water for cultured or held stock is assessed.

4.2. Husbandry practices which impact adversely on water quality are identified and modifications made to practices to minimise impacts.

4.3. Water chemistry is manipulated to improve water quality.

4.4. Management strategies based on data collected are identified.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIAQUA411A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI40111 - Certificate IV in Aquaculture