Maintain and repair irrigation drainage systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCDRG304, 'Maintain and repair irrigation drainage systems'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to carry out irrigation drainage system maintenance

1.1 Inspect site and assess drainage

1.2 Confirm the necessity for repair and notify appropriate people of the intention to commence work

1.3 Determine work requirements from plans, drawings, specifications or instructions and identify hazards, assess risks and implement control measures

1.4 Select required tools and equipment and check for safe operation

1.5 Select and use suitable personal protective equipment

1.6 Confirm that excavation methods meet the safety requirements of the task and site

1.7 Make appropriate drainage and inflow diversion arrangements without damage to environment

2. Access to drainage lines

2.1 Access plan of irrigation system and locate access points

2.2 Gain access to drainage lines to allow blockage to be cleared

2.3 Carry out digging without unnecessary damage to buildings, site, environment or existing fixtures and fittings

3. Carry out repairs on an irrigation drainage system

3.1 Conduct routine inspections of designated work areas

3.2 Identify system faults and take corrective actions with consideration of structure type, location and specifications

3.3 Use mechanical equipment to open and close drains

3.4 Repair or replace components and associated fittings as required

3.5 Construct cast in situ components

4. Clear blockages in an irrigation drainage system

4.1 Clear blockages

4.2 Test drainage lines to confirm blockages have been cleared from pipe system

4.3 Repair and reseal drainage lines to permit normal use

4.4 Clean and align work area and dispose of debris and waste

5. Maintain drainage earthworks and equipment

5.1 Confirm that earthworks and embankments meet system requirements

5.2 Manage and maintain drainage area vegetation

5.3 Control weeds are controlled

5.4 Implement and record a maintenance program for drainage equipment