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Unit of competency details

SRCAQU001B - Monitor pool water quality (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to SISCAQU201A - Monitor pool water qualityE Updated and equivalent to SRCAQU001B Monitor pool water quality 06/Jun/2011
Supersedes and is equivalent to SRCAQU001A - Monitor pool water quality 10/Oct/2004

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 11/Oct/2004

Training packages that include this unit

Qualifications that include this unit

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PUA42610 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management)Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management)
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SIT40809 - Certificate IV in Holiday Parks and ResortsCertificate IV in Holiday Parks and Resorts
PSP30604 - Certificate III in Government (School Support Services)Certificate III in Government (School Support Services)1-2 
PSP30704 - Certificate III in School Support ServicesCertificate III in School Support Services1-2 
SIT31209 - Certificate III in Holiday Parks and ResortsCertificate III in Holiday Parks and Resorts
SIT50409 - Diploma of Holiday Parks and ResortsDiploma of Holiday Parks and Resorts
PSP30712 - Certificate III in School Support ServicesCertificate III in School Support Services
PSP30612 - Certificate III in Government (School Support Services)Certificate III in Government (School Support Services)
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 019909 Laboratory Technology  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 019909 Laboratory Technology  11/Oct/2004 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

This unit has been developed for the Community Recreation Industry Training Package and covers the skills and knowledge required to monitor the water quality of swimming pools/aquatic facilities according to health standards.  

Application of the Unit

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Pre-Requisites

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria 

Element 

Performance Criteria 

1

Conduct routine pool water tests according to regulations and respond to test irregularities 

1.1

Complete routine pool water tests  in compliance with public health regulatory requirements  and facility procedures

1.2

Compare pool water test results to public health regulatory requirements 

1.3

Report pool water test irregularities to the appropriate person for corrective action

2

Respond to contamination incidents 

2.1

Continually implement visual checks for pool water quality  and initiate corrective actions

3

Record routine pool water tests 

3.1

Record pool water test results to aquatic facility specifications and meet the public health regulatory requirements 

Required Skills and Knowledge

Not applicable.

Evidence Guide

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm competence for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competence and should be read in conjunction with the Range Statements

Critical aspects of evidence to be considered 

Assessment must confirm the ability integrated demonstration of all elements of competency and their performance criteria, in particular the ability to

conduct regular pool water tests in compliance with public health regulatory requirements and correctly identify irregularities

work within organisation policy and procedures and

follow water treatment testing procedures governed by public health regulations for the treatment of public swimming pool wate

Interdependent assessment of units 

This unit must be assessed after attainment of competency in the following unit(s)

Nil

This unit must be assessed in conjunction with the following unit(s)

Nil

For the purpose of integrated assessment, this unit may be assessed in conjunction with the following unit(s)

Nil

Required knowledge and skills 

Required knowledge

Organisation's objectives, policies and procedures

Procedures and processes for pool water testing

Basic pool water chemistry

Relevant occupational health and safety, government and industry regulations and legislative requirements

Required skills

Communication skills to record pool water test results and report irregularities

Use of pool water testing apparatus

Visual identification of pool water quality

Resource implications 

Physical resources - assessment of this competency requires access to

an aquatic facility

an effectively simulated work environment or industry approved training centre

Human resources - assessment of this unit of competency will require human resources consistent with those outlined in the Assessment Guidelines. That is, assessors (or persons within the assessment team) must

be competent in this unit but preferably be competent in the unit at the level above

be current in their knowledge and understanding of the industry through provision of evidence of professional activity in the relevant area

have attained the mandatory competency requirements for assessors under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) as specified in Standard 7.3 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 

Consistency in performance 

Competence in this unit must be assessed over a period of time in order to ensure consistency of performance over the Range Statements and contexts applicable to the work environment

Context for assessment 

This unit of competency must be assessed in the context of community recreation in Australia. For valid and reliable assessment the community recreation activity should closely replicate the work environment. The environment should be safe, with the hazards, circumstances and equipment likely to be encountered in a real workplace

This unit of competence should be assessed through the observation of processes and procedures, oral and/or written questioning on required knowledge and skills and consideration of required attitudes

Where performance is not directly observed and/or is required to be demonstrated over a "period of time" and/or in a "number of locations", any evidence should be authenticated by colleagues, supervisors, clients or other appropriate persons

KEY COMPETENCIES 

Collect, Analyse&Organise Information

Communicate Ideas&Information

Plan&Organise Activities

Work with Others&in Teams

Use Mathematical Ideas&Techniques

Solve Problems

Use Technology

2

1

1

1

1

2

2

These levels do not relate to the Australian Qualifications Framework. They relate to the seven areas of generic competency that underpin effective workplace practices.

The three levels of performance (1, 2 and 3) denote the level of competency required to perform the task:

Use routine approaches

Select from routine approaches

Establish new approaches

Collecting , analysing and organising information  -

Communicating ideas and information  -

Planning and organising activities  -

Working with teams and others  -

Using mathematical ideas and techniques  -

Solving problems  -

Using technology  -

Please refer to the Assessment Guidelines for advice on how to use the Key Competencies.

Range Statement

Range Statements 

The Range Statements provide advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competence, allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. The Range Statements relate to the unit as a whole and helps facilitate holistic assessment. In addition, the following variables may be present for this particular unit of competency

RANGE STATEMENT 

CATEGORIES 

Pool water quality 

refers to

pool water that is maintained within the limits set by public health regulations for microbiological, disinfectant, pH and clarity levels

Public health regulatory requirements 

may vary according to state/territory regulations but includes

Health Act 

infectious diseases regulations

Dangerous goods Act  and Regulations

Poisons Act 

metropolitan water supply, sewerage and drainage by-laws

Occupational health and safety Act  and Regulations

environment legislation

local government regulations

Routine pool water tests 

may include tests for

free chlorine

total bromine

total chlorine

combined chlorine

pH

alkalinity

cyanuric acid

calcium hardness

total hardness

temperature

Unit Sector(s)

Not applicable.