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 AHCIRG310A, '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



1 Prepare to maintain pumps

1.1 Work requirements for the satisfactory completion of operations are obtained and interpreted

1.2 Site, manufacturer's and legislative requirements and procedures necessary to complete the allocated work are accessed and interpreted

1.3 Items and tools required for the safe, effective and efficient conduct of servicing and maintenance tasks are identified

1.4 Support required for the safe completion of the servicing and maintenance tasks are identified and arranged

1.5 Isolation and lock-out of all equipment necessary for the safe execution of tasks is carried out in accordance with site requirements and procedures

2 Carry out pump maintenance

2.1 Pumps are inspected and any faults reported in accordance with site and manufacturer's requirements and procedure

2.2 Maintenance tools and equipment are selected and used safely

2.3Servicing and maintenance of pumps is carried out in accordance with the work requirements, manufacturer's current specifications and site requirement

2.4Hazardous and emergency situations are recognised and responded to in accordance with legislative, site and manufacturer's requirements and procedures

2.5 Used oil, lubricant and other waste is disposed of in accordance with legislative and site requirements

2.6 Servicing and maintenance records are maintained in accordance with site requirements

3 Prepare the pumping system

3.1 Operation and function of pump and driver is checked by applying principles of operation and procedures

3.2 The operational area is checked to ensure that any potential hazards which may affect the operation of the equipment are removed

3.3 Pre-start-up checks are conducted on the pumping systemto 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 Ancillary equipment is operated in accordance with procedures.

4.2 Pump is started up and shutdown in line with procedures

4.3 Emergency shutdown procedures are implemented when required

5 Operate and monitor pumping and ancillary systems

5.1 Flanges, gaskets and seals are checked and maintained within stated operational tolerances and to avoid any environmental damage

5.2 Pump pressures and flows are monitored for conformance

5.3 Amperage testing equipment is used to monitor and identify variations in the operating conditions of the pumping systems/equipment

5.4 Pumping systems/equipment performance and all components are monitored and regularly checked to identify any signs of excessive wear and diminution of performance

5.5 Operational valves and valve assemblies are checked for possible leakages

5.6 Filter systems are periodically checked and cleaned to remove any potential blockages or impurities entering the pumping system/equipment and causing it to cavitate or malfunction during operation

5.7 Lubrication oil is inspected and sampled 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/equipment

5.8 Appropriate action is taken resulting from checks and monitoring

6 Shut down the pumping system

6.1 Injection equipment is shut down according to workplace procedures

6.2 The pump is shut down according to workplace procedures

6.3 Pumping equipment is cleaned according to workplace procedures

6.4 Waste generated by both the pumping process and cleaning procedures is collected, treated, disposed of or recycled according to workplace procedures