Instruct water safety and survival skills

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 SISCAQU009, 'Instruct water safety and survival skills'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Develop lesson plans.

1.1 Consider participant group characteristics and identify water safety and survival skills to be developed.

1.2 Assess participant readiness to acquire the relevant skills.

1.3 Determine instructional methods appropriate to the participant group.

1.4 Determine appropriate drills, activities or games for the participant group.

1.5 Develop and document lesson plans that incorporate key instructional information.

2. Conduct lessons.

2.1 Allocate sufficient space, assemble resources and check equipment for safety and maintenance requirements.

2.2 Provide clear and accurate instruction in drills, activities and/or games and confirm understanding.

2.3 Introduce participants to the water in an appropriate manner.

2.4 Demonstrate skills and techniques to participant group.

2.5 Observe and monitor participation and performance of each participant according to principles of movement in water and adjust as required.

2.6 Select and use communication techniques that encourage and support participants.

2.7 Modify lesson as required, according to participant needs and factors that affect skill development.

2.8 Respond to participants experiencing difficulties, and answer questions as required.

2.9 Use techniques to maintain group control.

2.10 Monitor time and complete drills, activities and games within allocated time.

2.11 Complete lesson documentation and progress notes.

3. Review and adapt instruction.

3.1 Request and respond to feedback from participants.

3.2 Identify aspects needing further emphasis or attention in future sessions.

3.3 Review own performance and identify areas needing improvement.

3.4 Implement modifications to future instruction in response to feedback and review of participant progress.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISCAQU009 appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS31015 - Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation
  • SIS40115 - Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation

And the skillsets: