Install irrigation systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 AHCIRG302A, 'Install irrigation systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Organise resources for installation work

1.1. Materials, tools, equipment and machinery are selected according to the irrigation system design requirements and enterprise work procedures.

1.2. The construction site for the irrigation system and construction method is identified according to the site and irrigation system plans and enterprise work procedures.

1.3. Parts and equipment delivered to site are checked according to system drawings and specifications.

1.4. Pre-operational and safety checks are carried out on tools, equipment and machinery according to manufacturer specifications and enterprise work procedures.

1.5. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified, risks assessed, controls implemented and reported to the supervisor.

1.6. Suitable safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) are selected, used and maintained.

1.7. Water supply is checked to ensure that it is compatible with system specifications.

2. Set out and prepare site

2.1. Measurement and marking out of irrigation lines are consistent with the plan.

2.2. Trenches, where constructed, are at the specified depth without damage to services, facilities, features and established plants.

2.3. Equipment operation and work practices conform to enterprise and legislative OHS requirements.

2.4. Regulations and legislation relevant to the situation are observed.

2.5. Work practices reflect sustainable horticulture principles and respond to local community requirements.

3. Install irrigation components

3.1. Plan is interpreted and, where applicable, contractors are supervised and work is monitored to conform to the plan.

3.2. Components are assembled and connected according to the plan, and joints are completed and tested according to manufacturer specifications.

3.3. Fittings and valves are fitted and adjusted to the requirements of the installation plan, and all joints are secured according to enterprise guidelines.

3.4. A clean and safe work area is maintained while installation work is carried out.

3.5. Tools appropriate to the task being undertaken are chosen and used according to guidelines and safe working practices are employed.

4. Complete installation work

4.1. Earthworks are finished off to plan specifications and enterprise work procedures.

4.2. The system configuration and capacity matches the installation plan.

4.3. The site is restored and waste material is removed from the site and disposed of in an environmentally aware and safe manner according to enterprise work procedures.

4.4. Tools, equipment and machinery are cleaned, maintained and stored according to enterprise work procedures.

5. Commission irrigation system

5.1. Start-up sequence is in accordance with operations manual.

5.2. System is flushed as required.

5.3. Operating faults are identified and corrective actions taken according to the operations manual.

5.4. Testing and monitoring equipment are calibrated to manufacturer specifications.

5.5. Work outcomes are recorded or reported to the supervisor according to enterprise work procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCIRG302A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC33210 - Certificate III in Floriculture
  • AHC32410 - Certificate III in Irrigation
  • AHC30610 - Certificate III in Production Horticulture
  • AHC30710 - Certificate III in Horticulture
  • AHC31110 - Certificate III in Production Nursery
  • AHC31310 - Certificate III in Sports Turf Management
  • AHC31010 - Certificate III in Parks and Gardens

And the skillsets: