Provide support for diving operations

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 SFIFISH211A, 'Provide support for diving operations'.
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. Complete pre-dive safety checks

1.1. Availability of all essential equipment is confirmed

1.2. Major components of diving equipment are checked to ensure they are working efficiently and safely

2. Identify occupational hazards

2.1. Watch keeping techniques are used to identify occupational hazards and divers requiring assistance

2.2. Occupationalhazards that may cause injury or harm are assessed and action is taken to remove or minimise hazards

2.3. Systems and procedures to reduce hazards are devised and implemented

3. Support diving operations

3.1. Pre-dive plan is devised in consultation with divers to identify hazards and contingencies

3.2. Diver is briefed to establish and confirm the procedures to be used during the diving operation

3.3. Equipment is used to supply the diver with a safe and suitable working environment

3.4. Checks are made as required in the pre-dive plan

3.5. Records describing checks made and events occurring above water are kept

3.6. Dive procedures used on the surface are followed according to the pre-dive plan

3.7. Assistance is provided to diver in monitoring dive times and dive frequency

4. Monitor the physical condition of the diver and provide assistance, as required

4.1. Signs and symptoms of injury and other information relevant to the situation are monitored on a continuous basis and used to assess the diver's physical condition

4.2. Assistance appropriate to the diver's physical condition is provided to minimise injury or harm

4.3. Decompression procedures are applied, as required, to minimise the risk of an adverse medical condition

5. Store and maintain diving equipment

5.1. Equipment is checked for serviceability, faulty equipment is marked and maintenance is arranged

5.2. Equipment is stowed

5.3. Records are completed in a legible manner and forwarded to supervisor or stored

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIFISH211A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI20211 - Certificate II in Fishing Operations
  • SFI20111 - Certificate II in Aquaculture