Maintain and repair irrigation drainage systems

Formats and tools

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
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 AHCIRG320A, 'Maintain and repair irrigation drainage 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 Prepare to carry out irrigation drainage system maintenance

1.1 Equipment is selected and checked for safe operation

1.2 Appropriate personal protective equipment and tools are selected and used according to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements

1.3 Site is inspected and drainage is assessed

1.4 Necessity for repair is established and authorities/persons notified of the intention to commence work

1.5 Work requirements are determined from plans, drawings, specifications or instructions

1.6 Appropriate drainage and inflow diversion arrangements are made without damage to environment

1.7 Equipment and excavation methods are selected and checked to meet safety requirements of task and site

2 Determine access to drainage lines

2.1 Plan of irrigation system is determined and access points located

2.2 Access to drainage lines is obtained to allow blockage to be cleared

2.3 Digging is carried out without unnecessary damage to buildings, site, environment or existing fixtures/fittings

3 Carry out repairs on an irrigation drainage system

3.1 Routine inspections of designated work areas are conducted according to maintenance schedules

3.2 System faults are identified and corrective actions are taken according to structure type, location, specification and legislative and organisational requirements

3.3 Mechanical equipment is used to open and close drains

3.4 Components and associated fittings are repaired or replaced according to manufacturer specifications and organisational requirements

3.5 Cast in situ components are constructed according to specifications and organisational requirements

4 Clear blockages in an irrigation drainage system

4.1 Blockages are cleared

4.2 Drainage lines are tested to confirm blockages have been cleared from pipe system

4.3 Drainage lines are repaired/resealed to permit normal use

4.4 Work area is cleaned and aligned, with debris/waste disposed of according to enterprise, environmental and OHS procedures

5 Maintain drainage earthworks and equipment

5.1Earthworks and embankments are checked to meet system requirements

5.2 Drainage area vegetation is managed and maintained

5.3 Weeds are controlled on drainage areas

5.4 A maintenance program for drainage equipment is implemented and recorded