Aquatic Practices provides opportunities for students to explore, experience and learn practical skills and knowledge valued in aquatic workplaces and other settings. Students gain insight into the management of aquatic regions and their ecological and environmental systems, helping them to position themselves within a long and sustainable tradition of custodianship.
Weekly workload in hours
Conservation and sustainability
|Recreational||Entering the aquatic environment||Aquatic activities|
|Commercial||Employment||Aquaculture, aquaponics and aquariums
Boat building and marine engineering
|Cultural||Cultural understandings||Historical understandings|
|Safety and management practices||Legislation, rules and regulations for aquatic environments
Equipment maintenance and operations
First aid and safety
For Aquatic Practices, assessment from Units 3 and 4 is used to determine the student’s exit result, and consists of four instruments, including no more than two assessment instruments from any one technique.
|A response to a single task, situation and/or scenario.||A response that includes locating and using information beyond students’ own knowledge and the data they have been given.||Technique that assesses the interpretation, analysis/examination and/or evaluation of ideas and information in provided stimulus materials.||A response that answers a number of provided questions, scenarios and/or problems.||A technique that assesses physical demonstrations as outcomes of applying a range of cognitive, technical and physical skills.