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Unit of competency details

SFIAQU206 - Feed stock (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to SFIAQUA205C - Feed stockUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 20/Jun/2019

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 21/Jun/2019


Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050701 Aquaculture  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050701 Aquaculture  21/Jun/2019 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with SFI Seafood Industry Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out a range of stock feeding activities for aquaculture, including undertaking observations that relate to the feeding of stock.

The unit applies to individuals who undertake routine tasks in feeding stock by hand and/or with mechanical feeding equipment in an aquaculture setting under the direction of a supervisor.

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, according to state/territory health and safety, food safety, biosecurity and environmental regulations, legislation and standards that apply to the workplace. Licences may be required if operating load-shifting equipment, vehicles or vessels.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Unit Sector

Aquaculture (AQU)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements

Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Prepare for feeding

1.1 Read the feeding schedule and confirm quantity and feed type with supervisor

1.2 Collect feeding equipment and personal protective equipment, check for serviceability and calibrate feeding equipment if required

1.3 Collect and load required feed into feeding equipment

2. Carry out feeding

2.1 Follow feeding schedule to distribute feed either by hand or mechanical means using safe work practices

2.2 Feed required amount or until response slows down for satiation feed

2.3 Observe and record stock behaviour and environmental conditions

3. Complete post-feeding activities

3.1 Clean work area and dispose of waste materials safely according to workplace procedures

3.2 Check and store equipment, reporting any identified repair requirements to supervisor

3.3 Record relevant data and observations and report any abnormal records to supervisor

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential for performance in this unit of competency but are not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill

Description

Reading

  • Interprets text in feeding schedules and feed labels

Writing

  • Completes workplace records legibly and accurately

Numeracy

  • Interprets numbers in feeding schedules
  • Measures quantities of feed
  • Estimates percentage of feed consumed or distributed

Oral communication

  • Asks questions to clarify job requirements
  • Describes abnormal records or stock behaviour using correct terminology

Get the work done

  • Seeks guidance when plans are interrupted, circumstances change or resources are not available

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

SFIAQU206 Feed stock

SFIAQUA205C Feed stock

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=e31d8c6b-1608-4d77-9f71-9ee749456273

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with SFI Seafood Industry Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

An individual demonstrating competency must satisfy all of the elements and performance criteria in this unit.

There must be evidence that the individual has conducted stock feeding activities for aquaculture on at least one occasion, including:

  • communicating and reporting on feeding activities with supervisor
  • using personal protective equipment
  • preparing and loading feeding equipment with correct quantity of feed
  • using the appropriate feeding techniques for stock
  • completing accurate records on stock and feeding observations
  • cleaning up work area and storing tools and equipment post-feeding.

Knowledge Evidence

An individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge required to perform the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes knowledge of:

  • basic characteristics of normal and abnormal stock feeding behaviour
  • effects of water and environmental conditions on stock feeding behaviour
  • feeding equipment types, handling requirements and operating methods
  • storage requirements to maintain quality of feed
  • types and quantities of feed required for workplace stock
  • health and safety practices and biosecurity measures used when feeding stock.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment of skills must take place under the following conditions:

  • physical conditions:
  • skills must be demonstrated in an aquaculture workplace setting or an environment that accurately represents workplace conditions
  • resources, equipment and materials:
  • feeding equipment appropriate for stock and workplace
  • personal protective equipment
  • stock to feed
  • feed for stock
  • data or recording sheets
  • specifications:
  • feeding schedule and workplace procedures for feeding stock
  • relationships:
  • evidence of interactions with supervisor.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=e31d8c6b-1608-4d77-9f71-9ee749456273