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


Course Structure and Content (continued)

Module 3

Training - Laboratory

  • Sample processing - laboratory sub-sample (State/Territory specific
  • Macroinvertebrate identification
  • Data entry
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control

Accreditation - Laboratory

  • Sample processing - laboratory sub-sample (State/Territory specific)
  • Macroinvertebrate identification

Module 3 Course Materials

Course materials
PowerPoint presentation and notes
State/Territory Sampling and Processing Manuals
State/Territory Accreditation Manual
Other required resources
Reference collection containing all families used in the creation of the State/Territory AusRivAS models
One macroinvertebrate sample
Key to Keys: A guide to keys and zoological information to identify invertebrates from Australian inland waters. Identification Guide No. 2, 2nd Edition.
(Hawking 2000)
Taxonomic keys
Interactive Guide to Australian Aquatic Invertebrates, Compact Disk. 2nd Edition. (Gunn et al. 1999)
Computer to run interactive identification CD.
Invertebrate data sheets
Staff with macroinvertebrate identification expertise
Laboratory with stereo microscopes
Channel trays or grided dishes
Sub-sampling box and vacuum pump
Large white plastic sorting tray (for scan)
Squeeze bottles (for water and ethanol)
Glycerol (dropper bottle)