Plan environmentally sustainable aquacultural practices

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 SFIAQUA504C, 'Plan environmentally sustainable aquacultural practices'.
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. Prepare and implement environmental strategies

1.1. Environmental and aesthetic values are assessed for enterprise location, cultured or held stock, construction and operation.

1.2. Financial and other resources are identified and allocated for environmental management within the enterprise.

1.3. Environmental management strategies that ensure compliance with legislative requirements are incorporated into risk mitigation procedures.

1.4. Strategies are assessed for their effectiveness in reducing environmental impacts from the enterprise, including ongoing reduction of waste, adverse impacts with wildlife and other resource users/uses, as well as energy and water efficiency.

1.5. Newly available technologies are incorporated into environmental management strategies if found practicable and feasible.

1.6. Professional assistance is obtained appropriate to the complexity of the task and financial risk involved and appropriate bodies consulted.

1.7. Any community concerns are identified and addressed in the development of strategies.

1.8. Environmental management plan is designed based on risk identification and mitigation procedures.

1.9. Environmental management plan reflects the requirements of the business plan, production plan and other planning parameters and is achievable with the enterprise's resources and budget.

1.10. Water quality and ongoing environmental monitoring plans are developed and documented, and areas of responsibility communicated to staff.

1.11. Mechanisation or automation of process or activity, including the use of specialised contract services, is researched and introduced.

2. Design a waste management system

2.1. Wastes and outputs are identified for inclusion in the waste water management system.

2.2. Waste water management system ensures collection, treatment, storage and re-use of stock and other facility wastes in the most efficient manner.

2.3. Where appropriate, materials and consumables obtained by the enterprise are from recycled or re-useable materials and obtained in amounts that result in packaging and waste reduction.

2.4. Composting, shredding, re-using and recycling are used as and when appropriate.

2.5. Waste disposal contractors are identified, terms negotiated and business awarded according to the environmental management plan.

2.6. Performance of the contract is monitored and action taken where variance is identified.

3. Conserve energy resources

3.1. Machinery purchase, management and operation procedures reflect efficient use of machinery to reduce fuel usage and emissions or discharges.

3.2. Energy used for heating, cooling, lighting and operation of remote appliances is efficient and from alternative sources where appropriate and available.

3.3. Design of buildings and structures takes into consideration the use of passive energy for lighting, heating and shelter.

4. Conserve water resources

4.1. Water is managed to optimise its use.

4.2. Contamination of water effluent with chemicals or wastes is minimised through sound utilisation strategies.

4.3. Settlement ponds, effluent treatment works and waste reduction processes are used appropriately.

5. Minimise adverse interactions with wildlife and other resource users

5.1. Potential interactions with wildlife and other resource users are identified and regularly assessed for level of adverse impacts.

5.2. Strategies are developed to mitigate adverse interactions.

6. Undertake an environmental audit

6.1. Environmental audit takes into consideration relevant factors.

6.2. Reports are prepared according to enterprise, customer and legal requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIAQUA504C appears in the following qualifications: