Assist with surface irrigation operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
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 AHCIRG216, 'Assist with surface irrigation operations'.
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. Plan and prepare for work

1.1 Read and confirm work instructions

1.2 Prepare tools and equipment

1.3 Select personal protective equipment and clothing and ensure correct fit

1.4 Identify manual handling and other work health and safety hazards

2. Set up field for surface irrigation systems

2.1 Check rotobuck area for irrigation set up

2.2 Check pumps, bores and other water delivery mechanisms for irrigation set up

2.3 Position and secure tarpaulins or other water control devices as directed

3. Carry out routine maintenance activities on irrigation delivery systems

3.1 Service mechanical equipment

3.2 Flush and clean supply and distribution system

3.3 Maintain system inlets, outlets, structures and fittings

3.4 Check system is running smoothly and is free of damage, leaks and blockages in channels, drains and outlets

3.5 Clean irrigation system and ensure there is no disruption to the system

4. Undertake surface irrigation work as directed

4.1 Open and shut gates and valves

4.2 Ensure required head and water levels in head ditch are achieved and maintained to ensure sufficient water flow and availability to crops

4.3 Start or open the required number of siphons

4.4 Monitor progress of water flow in furrows

4.5 Lift siphons where irrigation is complete

4.6 Carry out irrigation change and mark

4.7 Move irrigation equipment

5. Record and report maintenance activities

5.1 Record damage and blockage caused by pests and vermin by damage type, location and the section of the system affected

5.2 Record and report damage or faulty pumps, valves, electrical components and computer systems and carry out necessary repairs

5.3 Record and report routine maintenance activities