Implement an irrigation schedule

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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
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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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 AHCIRG327, 'Implement an irrigation schedule'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Interpret the irrigation schedule

1.1 Determine work requirements and identify hazards, assess risks and implement control measures

1.2 Select required tools and equipment and check for safe operation

1.3 Select and use suitable personal protective equipment

1.4 Access information on plant growing requirements

1.5 Interpret moisture requirement throughout the growing season

1.6 Read the predicted seasonal moisture deficit and watering requirements and check with management

1.7 Record parameters for the irrigation system

2. Determine irrigation shifts

2.1 Subdivide the irrigated area into the smallest units capable of individual irrigation and note area and irrigation equipment characteristics for each

2.2 Define each unit for its soil irrigation capability

2.3 Define the crop and plant water requirement for each unit

2.4 Combine units requiring similar irrigation to form a shift that does not exceed the water delivery capacity of the property irrigation infrastructure

2.5 Determine the water volume required to meet irrigation needs over specified period

3. Implement irrigation schedule

3.1 Coordinate resources and brief personnel to deliver requirements

3.2 Implement watering program

4. Monitor irrigation

4.1 Inspect plants and crops for growth rate and signs of stress

4.2 Record frequency of irrigation

4.3 Measure and record water usage and confirm water allocation is not exceeded for a given period

4.4 Calculate the differences between estimated water use and actual water used

4.5 Measure water quality

4.6 Assess plant and crop growth and water use efficiency

4.7 Measure soil for readily available water

4.8 Record climate and weather conditions

4.9 Adjust watering program in response to rainfall events and changes to evapotranspiration rates

5. Record irrigation information and activities

5.1 Record plant or crop environment data

5.2 Record water usage

5.3 Record irrigation shifts

5.4 Record system process data