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
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.
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: