Install hydroponic 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 AHCHYD302A, 'Install hydroponic systems'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for installation

1.1. Site plans and design specifications are interpreted and clarified with the supervisor.

1.2. Underground services are identified according to site plans.

1.3. Site is assessed to identify any potential problems.

1.4. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified, risks assessed and suitable controls implemented.

1.5. Environmental implications of installing the hydroponic system are identified.

1.6. The site is cleared for installation according to enterprise guidelines.

1.7. Equipment and materials required for installation are determined and arranged according to design and layout plans.

2. Install a hydroponic system

2.1. Site is prepared for the installation of drainage channels and water collection, and storage facilities according to design specifications.

2.2. Install drainage components and water collection, and storage facilities according to design specifications.

2.3. Hydroponic system infrastructure is assembled according to design specification.

2.4. Hydroponic system components are installed according to design and layout plans and manufacturers specifications.

2.5. Any problems associated with installation are communicated to the client and/or manager.

3. Test and calibrate the system

3.1. Hydroponic infrastructure and systems are checked to ensure they are in good working order and meet required specifications.

3.2. Hydroponic equipment is calibrated to ensure readings are accurate.

3.3. Media is installed according to enterprise guidelines.

3.4. The hydroponic system is test run ready for the planting of the crop.

3.5. Check list of all testing results is completed and approved by client/management.

4. Complete installation operations

4.1. All tools and equipment are cleaned and stored according to enterprise guidelines.

4.2. Site is tidied and waste is removed and disposed of in a manner that minimises risk of damage to the environment.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCHYD302A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC33210 - Certificate III in Floriculture
  • AHC30610 - Certificate III in Production Horticulture
  • AHC30110 - Certificate III in Agriculture
  • AHC31110 - Certificate III in Production Nursery