Oversee the control of predators and pests

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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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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 SFIAQUA316A, 'Oversee the control of predators and pests'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Diagnose predator and pest infestations or problems

1.1. Hazard identification, assessment and risk control procedures for the workplace are implemented and monitored.

1.2. Appropriate PPE is provided, used and maintained.

1.3. Stock are monitored for a range of health problems.

1.4. Where appropriate, injured or unhealthy stock are diagnosed and checked against specialist advice where doubt exists.

1.5. Professional advice is obtained where the complexity of the problem or the severity of infestation dictates.

1.6. Predator or pest infestations or problems are investigated and stock deaths reported.

1.7. Observations are made which support a systematic and comprehensive analysis of available symptoms.

1.8. Samples are collected for laboratory diagnosis, where necessary, according to laboratory specifications.

1.9. Conclusions drawn from relevant information are based on appropriate evidence and reasoned decisions.

2. Select control measures for the treatment of predators or pests

2.1. Predator or pest control methods suited to environmental conditions and severity of infestation or problem are selected.

2.2. Preventative measures are selected and implemented, where appropriate, to minimise spread of infestation or problem.

3. Treat affected stock

3.1. Feedback from external analysis of samples is understood.

3.2. Action is taken or medication given according to veterinary guidelines, including obtaining appropriate approval for use of restricted medication.

3.3. Withholding periods of medications are complied with as required.

3.4. Infestations or outbreaks are monitored and progress compared with manufacturer specifications and enterprise industry records.

3.5. Treatment programs are modified, where necessary, and records maintained.

3.6. Senior personnel are notified promptly of significant changes to treatments.

4. Monitor and review post-predator or pest treatment or control activities and operations

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

4.2. Relevant predator or pest treatment or control data, observations or information are recorded legibly and accurately, and any out of range or unusual records are checked.

4.3. Compliance and other required reports are prepared and conveyed to senior personnel advising of the effectiveness of predator or pest treatment or control, and recommendations made for improvements.

4.4. Staff are given feedback on their work performance.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIAQUA316A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI30211 - Certificate III in Fishing Operations
  • SFI40111 - Certificate IV in Aquaculture
  • SFI30111 - Certificate III in Aquaculture