Operate surface 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 AHCIRG324A, 'Operate surface irrigation systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Operate surface irrigation 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

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 gates and controls are open or closed in accordance with enterprise procedures

1.3 Pipes, system equipment and outlets are positioned and set up in accordance with enterprise standards and OHS requirements

2 Operate and monitor the surface irrigation system

2.1 Syphons and other delivery mechanisms are primed and started in accordance with enterprise procedures

2.2 Start up sequence is implemented in accordance with operations manual and water levels, and pressure built up slowly as directed

2.3 Pressure at the headworks and control valves is checked

2.4 Water is distributed evenly to the targeted areas with minimal wastage and run-off

2.5 Area is irrigated in accordance with enterprise procedures, and time lag between shut down and end of watering is observed to minimise run-off and deep percolation

2.6 All malfunctions, leaks, damage to water courses and blockages are corrected or repaired immediately and reported in accordance with enterprise procedures

3 Measure and interpret water levels, flow rates and volume of water used

3.1 Head water levels are monitored and maintained

3.2 All water outlets are operating in accordance with operating procedures

3.3 Blocked inlets and outlets are replaced or cleared

3.4 Flow rates and water usage are measured and recorded

3.5 Irrigation changes are implemented in accordance with enterprise procedures

4 Monitor drainage and tailwater systems

4.1 Water intake, conveyance and distribution, drainage and tailwater is monitored

4.2 Water reuse systems are checked for clearance and freedom from weeds

4.3 If used, pumps are monitored during operation, rubbish is cleared from outlets, and pump is backflushed in accordance with enterprise procedures

5 Shut down surface irrigation in response to irrigation indicators

5.1 System components are shut down in sequence in accordance with manufacturer’s and enterprise procedures

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