Operate and maintain irrigation pumping 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 AHCIRG310, 'Operate and maintain irrigation pumping systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate and maintain irrigation pumping systems' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

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 maintain pumps

1.1 Obtain and interpret work requirements for the satisfactory completion of operations

1.2 Select and use materials, tools, equipment and machinery as required by the work activity

1.3 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks and implement suitable controls

1.4 Select, use and maintain suitable safety and personal protective equipment

1.5 Identify and arrange support required for the safe completion of the servicing and maintenance tasks

1.6 Carry out isolation and lock-out of all equipment necessary for the safe execution of tasks

2. Carry out pump maintenance

2.1 Inspect pumps and report any faults

2.2 Service and maintain pumps

2.3 Dispose of used oil, lubricant and other waste

2.4 Maintain servicing and maintenance records

3. Prepare the pumping system

3.1 Check operation and function of pump and driver

3.2 Conduct pre-start-up checks on the pumping system to ensure valves are correctly sequenced and filters are clear before commencing pumping operations, and that all safety requirements are met

4. Start up and shutdown pumping system

4.1 Operate ancillary equipment

4.2 Start up and shut down pump

4.3 Implement emergency shutdown procedures when required

5. Operate and monitor pumping and ancillary systems

5.1 Check and maintain flanges, gaskets and seals within stated operational tolerances and to avoid environmental damage

5.2 Monitor pump pressures and flows for conformance

5.3 Use amperage testing equipment to monitor and identify variations in the operating conditions of the pumping systems and equipment

5.4 Monitor pumping systems and equipment performance as well as all components to identify any signs of excessive wear and a reduction of performance

5.5 Check operational valves and valve assemblies for possible leakages

5.6 Check filter systems periodically and clean to remove any potential blockages or impurities entering the pumping system and equipment which may cause it to cavitate or malfunction during operation

5.7 Inspect and sample lubrication oil to check that operating levels are correct and to determine if any contamination has taken place which may affect the operational capacity of the pumping system and equipment

5.8 Take appropriate action resulting from checks and monitoring

6. Shut down the pumping system

6.1 Shut down injection equipment and pump

6.2 Clean pumping equipment

6.3 Collect, treat and dispose of or recycle waste generated by both the pumping process and cleaning procedures