Assist with surface irrigation operations

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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
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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 AHCIRG213A, 'Assist with surface irrigation operations'.
Google Links
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Books
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1 Set up field for surface irrigation systems

1.1 Irrigation equipment is handled safely in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) practices

1.2 Irrigation equipment is positioned in accordance with enterprise requirements

1.3 Rotobuck area is checked for irrigation set up and action taken as required in accordance with enterprise procedures

1.4 Pumps, bores and other water delivery mechanisms are checked for irrigation set up and action taken as required in accordance with enterprise procedures

1.5 Tarpaulins or other water control devices are positioned and secured as required in accordance with enterprise procedures

2 Undertake surface irrigation work as directed

2.1 Gates and/or valves are opened and shut as necessary in accordance with enterprise procedures

2.2 Required head and water levels in head ditch are achieved and maintained to ensure sufficient water flow and availability to crops

2.3 Required number of siphons are started/opened in accordance with enterprise procedures

2.4 Progress of water flow in furrows is monitored in accordance with enterprise procedures

2.5 Siphons are lifted where irrigation is complete in accordance with enterprise procedures

2.6 Irrigation change is carried out and marked as required

2.7 Irrigation equipment is shifted, as required, for irrigation changes in accordance with OHS guidelines

2.8Basic maintenance tasks are carried out as directed

3 Monitor soil moisture and drainage

3.1 Soil moisture levels are assessed to determine watering requirement

3.2 Soil drainage and recycling of tailwater is observed and problems reported

3.3 Environmental hazards from surface irrigation are identified and reported where necessary

4 Observe and report on plant response

4.1 Plant moisture requirements and signs of stress are established

4.2 Plant growth and condition is monitored to indicate over or under watering

4.3 Inadequate plant response to watering is recorded and reported

5 Clean and store surface irrigation equipment

5.1 Equipment is cleaned and prepared for storage, as necessary, in accordance with enterprise policy and procedures

5.2 Equipment is loaded for transport safely, if necessary, in accordance with OHS practices

5.3 Equipment is stored as required, in accordance with enterprise policy and procedures