Plan and design stock culture or holding systems and structures

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 SFIAQUA508C, 'Plan and design stock culture or holding systems and structures'.
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. Determine appropriate location or orientation

1.1. Type of culture or holding structure or system is determined to ensure appropriate environment is provided for cultured or held stock.

1.2. Numbers of structures are determined to ensure stock is available in sufficient quantity at harvest.

1.3. Water use and culture or holding structure or system are designed, located or orientated to make the best use of water resources.

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

1.5. Design calculations and decisions are documented and construction specifications define the work required to make suitable culture or holding structures available.

1.6. Environmentally sensitive areas are identified and protected according to local, state, territory and national legislation and land degradation issues identified.

2. Design culture or holding structures and systems

2.1. Individual culture or holding structures are designed to provide optimal conditions for the cultured or held stock and to be combined into reliable, functional, serviceable and flexible systems for the intended operations.

2.2. All production inputs and culture or holding activities are considered in the design of the systems.

2.3. Construction materials are selected to suit the design specifications and design calculations and decisions are documented.

2.4. Relationship between capital and operational costs is optimised, including a comparison of energy sources.

2.5. Power supply design specifications are checked with power authorities.

2.6. Structures, valves, accessories and performance indicators are selected and integrated into functional systems that can be monitored and maintained.

2.7. Construction specifications define work required to achieve the required standards of uniformity and efficiency of culture or holding operations according to industry standards.

3. Determine capital expense budget

3.1. Design calculations and decisions are documented and relevant information is communicated clearly through plans, specifications and manuals.

3.2. Design output is checked by a competent designer against enterprise objectives.

3.3. Materials requirements are determined and documented from plans and specifications.

3.4. Labour requirements are estimated, based upon documented work schedule with reasonable allowance for variances in work schedules.

3.5. External labour and hire equipment contracts are negotiated and confirmed with management.

3.6. Costing attributed to each component is based upon quoted information from suppliers or sound analysis of individual elements.

4. Determine operating expense budget

4.1. Operating expense budget confirms all expenses are applied to the completed stock culture or holding system.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIAQUA508C appears in the following qualifications: