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Coral Propagation Trainer (Level 1) Course Outline

This Course Outline is based upon the official Ocean Quest Common Course Syllabus. The Course Outline is a detailed instructional plan of how the identified Learning Outcomes will be achieved, how the participants will be evaluated, and how the class is managed.


Who may teach: The Ocean Quest, Level 3 Trainer may teach the Coral Propagation Trainer Level 1 course.


Schedule: Schedule open for enrollment in the Coral Propagation Trainer Level 1 courses is published in the Ocean Quest annual training calendar. ( www.oceanquest.my/apps/calendar )


Course Title: The official name of the course, which is stated within the official Ocean Quest Course Syllabus, is CPP Trainer Level1 Course. Hereby the abbreviation CPP stands for Coral Propagation Program.


Pre-requisite(s): To enroll in the Ocean Quest CPP Trainer Level 1 course the candidate must meet the following requirements


  • Have participated in at least 1 Ocean Quest Coral Propagation Workshop.
  • A certified rescue diver or are training to become a certified rescue diver
  • A certified first aider (EFR) or equivalent


Capacity of CPP Level 1 Trainers: Upon completion of the course the CPP Level 1 Trainer is qualified to:

        • Conduct: Ocean Quest Coral propagation workshops. Ocean Quest Coral propagation workshops are limited to the outlines set forth in the Ocean Quest Trainer’s outline.
        • Assist: in team teaching of larger groups in the Ocean Quest coral propagation programs.

      Co-requisite(s): To increase their capacity and qualify to conduct Ocean Quest Coral Propagation Programs with larger groups and corporate program the Ocean Quest CPP Level 1 Trainer is recommended to enter the Ocean Quest CPP Trainer Level 2 course. 

      Durations: The Ocean Quest CPP Trainer Level 1 course shall take six (6) days to complete. In this duration the course is divided into two parts:


      Academic Part: There are six chapters in the Ocean Quest Coral Propagation Guidebook with Quizzes to complete. The Academic hours to complete the academic part is eight (8) hours inclusive of knowledge reviews. The academic part is divided into four sessions. Each session lasts two hours. The sessions are spread over the 2 days period with the remaining time spent on;

      Practical Part: There are two segments of the practical parts of the Ocean Quest CPP Trainer Level 1 course;

      Shore Segment: This part of the practical training involves the processes involved in coral propagation. This segment shall take four (4) hours to complete. The training is divided into two sessions of two hours each, spread over the third and fourth days of the course.

      Diving Segment: There are six (6) scheduled coral propagation training dives in the Ocean Quest CPP Trainer Level 1 Course. Each dive carries specific course objective. The Ocean Quest CPP Trainer candidate is required to meet all the course objectives.


      Course Syllabus: Ocean Quest CPP Trainer Level 1 Course contains:

        Introduction to Coral Propagation: This subject covers the general aspects of coral propagation, its benefits and preliminary steps.

        Corals: This subject covers the fundamental of coral anatomy, forms, feeding and reproduction behaviors.

        Coral Propagation Tools, Materials and Equipment: This subject outlines the equipment requirements of coral propagation.

        Broodstock Collection, Extraction and Handling: This subject explains the techniques of coral collection for propagation purposes.

        Substrate: This subject explains the techniques of substrate selection and preparation for purpose of coral propagation.

        Coral Propagation Techniques: This subject covers the process of coral propagation.

        Teaching Coral Propagation: This subject prepares the Ocean Quest CPP Trainer Level 1 for teaching coral propagation workshop and coral propagation course.


        Learning Outcomes: Performance objectives the be met by the Ocean Quest CPP Trainer Level 1 candidate are:

        Demonstrate: all techniques of the coral propagation methodology, including but not limited to:Shore Practice: Prepare, organize and conduct coral fragging and handling.

        In Water Practice: Nursery site survey and preparation, Broodstock handling and extraction, Coral Propagation methods and Monitoring 
        Class Section(s) Time & Location: detailed information regarding your course, which includes the span of dates that the class meets, the day(s) the class meets (i.e. M, T, W, R, F, S, U), start and ending class times which includes break times, and its location (building and room number) shall be announce and displayed on the course board at each location. Any amendments will be announce by the trainer during the course.

        Instructor: Instructor name shall be listed one week prior to the Train the Trainer course. List of all instructors is also announce when the section is team-taught.

        Telephone: List the telephone number(s) that you students are able to use to reach their instructor shall also be provided upon completion of your registration in the Ocean Quest online register.

        E-Mail address: Official registration email is [email protected] and alternative email is [email protected]

        Materials and Resources: Coral Propagation Trainer Course Material includes:

        Guide to Coral Propagation Textbook
        Coral Propagation Trainer Manual
        Coral Propagation Workshop Flip Chart
        Coral Propagation Workshop Promotional Kit

        Teaching Methods Include those teaching methods that you plan to utilize during the semester. These may include, but are not limited to, lecture, case study, group discussion, group project, outside speakers, or off-class visitations (libraries, events, etc.). Also include an amount of anticipated weekly preparation time on the part of the student for reading, homework, and other activities to be successful in this class.

        Evaluation Plan: The Ocean Quest evaluation plan includes course grades, individual assignment grades, underwater skill assessments, diving competency and knowledge of corals. If necessary, confer with Ocean Quest Instructor who has previously taught this course. The course evaluation plan includes quizzes, tests or major examinations as well as any additional evaluation items, such as papers, projects, classroom participation or attendance. You should plan on a minimum of three evaluations (quizzes, skill assessments and exams) with at least one evaluation occurring within the introductory session. The evaluation shall be computed through number of correct verses wrong answers in the examination. Grading shall be reflected in percentage. Minimum score for all Ocean Quest evaluations are 80%. Should the trainer decides to exceed Ocean Quest standard outlines, the organization (Ocean Quest) does not prescribe a certain number of passing or failing grades nor will it interfere generally with your trainers evaluation plan.

        Other Policies and Procedures: All Ocean Quest Trainer Course shall follow the standards and policy of the Ocean Quest Educational Standards and Policy as stated in the Trainer’s Manuals.

        Course Plan: Ocean Quest courses are comprehensive chronological course and the instructional plan is the heart of the Course Outline. This serves as the “road map” for your class. The information provided should clearly detail, on a class session, the what, when, and how. It should provide detail about the material that will be covered, student assignments, special activities, and major course evaluation activities (quizzes, tests, papers due, projects, etc.). Course Plan is released prior to the trainer course and are different from one location to the next.

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