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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Organise resources for installation of moving sprinkler irrigation systems
  2. Set out and prepare site
  3. Assemble spans
  4. Complete assembly of moving sprinkler components
  5. Complete installation work
  6. Assist in commissioning a moving sprinkler irrigation system

Required Skills

Required skills include

Ability to

identify hazards and implement safe work procedures

organise resources for installation work

set out and prepare site

install movable sprinkler irrigation components

tension span pipes with Vjack trusses

fit control panel and wheels

complete installation work

perform system commissioning tasks

implement and follow relevant enterprise OHS and environmental policies and procedures

use literacy skills to read interpret and follow organisational policies and procedures follow sequenced written instructions record information collected accurately and legibly and select and apply procedures for a range of tasks

use oral communication skillslanguage competence to fulfil the job role as specified by the organisation including questioning techniques active listening clarifying information and consulting with supervisors as required

use numeracy skills to estimate calculate and record routine workplace measures

use interpersonal skills to work with and relate to people from a range of cultural social and religious backgrounds and with a range of physical and mental abilities

Required knowledge includes

Knowledge of

methods and techniques of moving sprinkler irrigation

components of a moving sprinkler irrigation system

characteristics and operation of each component

operation of pumps and water flow rates

soil characteristics

behaviour of water on varying terrain and soil types

soil water retention testing techniques

water quality and water filtration techniques

calculations for installing irrigation systems

environmental impacts of installing irrigation systems

OHS legislation and enterprise OHS procedures

Evidence Required

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria required skills and knowledge range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this Unit

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this Unit must be relevant to workplace operations and satisfy holistically all of the requirements of the performance criteria and required skills and knowledge and include achievement of the following

organise resources for installation work

set out and prepare site

install spans and tension correctly

assemble water distribution pumping and locomotion components

complete installation work

commission a moving sprinkler irrigation system

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Competency requires the application of work practices under work conditions Selection and use of resources for some worksites may differ due to the regional or enterprise circumstances

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the Unit of Competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Moving sprinkler irrigation systems may include:

any systems that use specifically hard and soft reel self-travelling irrigators, lateral move systems and centre pivots. Moving sprinkler systems do not include movable sprinkler systems such as K-Line.

Moving sprinkler system components may include:





Vjack trusses

span pipes

pressure regulators

hose directors

gear box

control panel