AusRivAS Training and Accreditation - Course Outline, Structure and Content

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Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology
Monitoring River Health Initiative Technical Report Number 32
Environment Australia, 2002
ISSN 1447 1280

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Course Structure and Content (continued)

Module 2

Training - Field Work

  • Collection of field data (State/Territory specific)
    • water samples
    • phys/chem data
    • habitat dat
  • Macroinvertebrate sampling (State/Territory specific)
  • Sample processing - live-sorting (State/Territory specific)

Accreditation - Field Work

  • Collection of field data (State/Territory specific)
    • water samples
    • phys/chem data
    • habitat data
  • Macroinvertebrate sampling (State/Territory specific)
  • Sample processing - live-sorting (State/Territory specific)

Module 2 Course Materials

Course materials
PowerPoint presentation and notes
State/Territory Sampling and Processing Manuals
State/Territory Accreditation Manual
Other required resources
Select sites typical of the sites that will be assessed in your region. Several sites for training and two or three sites for accreditation.
Field equipment list (State/Territory specific)

Field Equipment List
TO DO WELL IN ADVANCE CHECK
Vehicle 4WD - Book in advance  
Hydrolab - book in advance & calibrate  
Hydrolab spare battery - (charge a day or two prior)  
Travel forms - to be completed before travel  
Book - flow metre, GPS, digital camera, phone, large esky, waders, backpack etc.  
Bottles - Wash in advance  
Formaldehyde - buffer and stain / Ethanol - community groups  
ITEM QUANTITY CHECK
Sampling and Processing Manual    
Kicknets 250 mm mesh    
Sieves, 250 mm mesh for "rapid" sampling    
Small plastic bucket    
Medium white tray    
Formaldehyde/Ethanol    
Gloves - for handling formalin    
Bug sampling containers    
Bottles - 250ml plastic for water quality samples    
Flow meter    
Float (if flow meter fails)    
Waders + spare    
Wader repair kit    
Hydrolab/ Field meters for DO, pH, EC and Temp.    
Alkalinity kit    
Backpacks for Hydrolab, equipment etc    
Spare batteries    
Spare DO membranes & O2 probe solution    
Calibration standards    
Calibration instructions    
Barometer    
GPS    
Digital camera    
Mobile phone    
Site information sheets    
Field sampling sheets    
Clipboard    
Maps    
Marker pens/ pencils    
Esky (large) & Ice    
First Aid Kit    
4WD recovery equipment    
Tape measure 100m    
Calculator    
Camera & film    
Sunscreen    
Toilet paper / shovel    
Rain Jackets    
Plastic bags for veg. samples    
Reference - "A Field Guide to Waterplants in Australia" Sainty & Jacobs 1994    
FOR LIVEPICKING    
Card table and chairs    
Forceps    
Ethanol 70%    
Squeeze bottles    
Large white plastic sorting trays    
Counters    
Vials