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 SFIAQUA510B, 'Select, plan or design a system or facility utilising high technology water treatment components'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Select, plan or design a system or facility utilising high technology water treatment components' 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. Determine the system or facility requirements
1.1. Specific water quality and environmental parameters required by the cultured or held stock are defined, including final product and market characteristics.
1.2. Types of high technology water treatment components of a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) that would provide the appropriate environment for cultured or held stock are identified.
1.3. The optimum number and sizes of the culture or holding systems required to achieve stocking are determined and harvest objectives that are within the calculated operational budget are set.
1.4. Mechanisation or automation of process or activity, including the use of specialised contract services, is researched and introduced.
1.5. Information sources are checked for relevant information, advice and guidelines.
2. Define system or facility inputs and outputs
2.1. Design or upgrade specifications and decisions are documented and relevant information communicated clearly through plans, specifications, procedure manuals and records or reports.
2.2. Work plans or schedules are drawn up in consultation with senior personnel, taking budgeting, planning and operational requirements into consideration.
2.3. Culture or holding structures or systems are designed, located and orientated to conserve natural resources, including water and energy.
2.4. Design output is verified against enterprise objectives by a competent designer or specialist.
2.5. A construction plan is developed according to accepted design principles, enterprise requirements and commissioning or start-up work procedures.
2.6. Own and work team's knowledge and skills are evaluated against the construction plan and work schedules, and the requirement for external expertise or assistance is determined and obtained, where appropriate.
3. Determine capital expense budget
3.1. Materials, resource and supply provision requirements, including contingency options, are determined and documented from work plans, schedules and design or upgrade specifications.
3.2. Labour requirements are estimated based upon documented work plans or schedules, and allowances are provided for variances that may occur.
3.3. External labour and hire equipment contracts are negotiated and confirmed with management.
3.4. Costing attributed to each component is based upon quoted information from suppliers.
3.5. Contingencies for problems with supply of materials, equipment and services are included in budget.
4. Determine operating expense budget
4.1. Operating expense budget is determined, indicating all input and output expenses applicable to the proposed system or facility, including commissioning or start-up costs.
4.2. A break-even analysis and a sensitivity analysis of effects of changes in input and output costs are included in budget, which also identifies critical economic inputs or costs.
4.3. Contingencies for low or lost production are included in budget.
5. Select, plan or design system or facility
5.1. Individual components are selected, planned or designed to provide optimal conditions for the cultured or held stock.
5.2. Combined components that provide reliable, functional, serviceable and flexible systems for the intended production inputs and other culture or holding activities are selected.
5.3. Construction and commissioning or start-up specifications are developed that define tasks necessary to achieve the required uniformity and efficiency of culture or holding operations according to industry standards.
6. Review and finalise system or facility design and budgets
6.1. Work plans or schedules, design specifications, construction plan or commissioning or start-up procedure are reviewed and revised to meet changing circumstances.
6.2. Budgets for capital and operating expenses are reviewed and revised to meet changing circumstances.
6.3. Relationship between capital and operating costs is examined, including a review of alternative water and energy sources.
6.4. Work plans or schedules, design specifications and system or facility inputs/outputs are benchmarked against appropriate existing operations.
6.5. Overall operation and output of the proposed system or facility is reviewed to ensure that it meets the long-term directions and purposes of the business and is economically sustainable.