Operate moving sprinkler irrigation systems

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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.
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCIRG323A, 'Operate moving sprinkler irrigation systems'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1 Carry out pre-start checks

1.1 Checks of water, power, fuel and lubricants ensure that all are available and the control system is operational

1.2 Pumps are primed, if necessary, and valves and controls are open or closed as directed

1.3 Pressure and flow testing equipment are calibrated and available as required

1.4 Regular maintenance is carried out

1.5 Other pre-start system checks are carried out in accordance with manufacturer’s requirements and enterprise procedures

2 Inspect and operate the system

2.1 Start up sequence is implemented in accordance with operations manual

2.2 Emitter spacing is checked against the irrigation plan

2.3 The transport mechanism is monitored and serviced

2.4 The irrigation controller is checked for programming and efficiency

2.5 All malfunctions, leaks and blockages are corrected or repaired immediately and reported in accordance with enterprise procedures

3 Monitor the irrigation operation

3.1 The irrigation schedule is applied and soil profile monitored for wetting

3.2 Sprinkler performance is measured using catch cans

3.3 Flow rates are measured using containers of known volume

3.4 Operating pressures are measured using pressure gauges

3.5 The irrigated area is checked for wheel ruts and other signs of waterlogging

4 Shut down the system in response to irrigation indicators

4.1 Water is applied for sufficient time to achieve required soil moisture levels in accordance with irrigation schedule, environmental considerations and allowing for weather conditions

4.2 System components are shut down and drained in sequence in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and enterprise procedures

4.3 Drainage and treatment systems are checked in accordance with enterprise procedures

4.4 Irrigation activities are recorded and reported in accordance with regulatory requirements and enterprise procedures