Operate and maintain moving irrigation system

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
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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 AHCIRG335, 'Operate and maintain moving irrigation system'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Install a moving sprinkler irrigation system

1.1 Select required materials, tools, equipment and machinery

1.2 Join span pipes with correctly tensioned bolts

1.3 Connect V-jack trusses in sequence to bow the span

1.4 Connect goose necks and hose connectors

1.5 Fit pre-cut drop hoses and connect sprinklers

2. Complete assembly of moving sprinkler components

2.1 Assemble sprinklers, pressure regulators and hose directors

2.2 Fit gear box and control panel

2.3 Fit and tension wheels

3. Assist in commissioning a moving sprinkler irrigation system

3.1 Connect and start pumping system and flush as required

3.2 Calibrate testing and monitoring equipment to manufacturer specifications

4. Operate the system

4.1 Prime pumps, open or close valves and controls and begin the start-up sequence

4.2 Check emitter spacing

4.3 Monitor and service the transport mechanism

4.4 Check the irrigation controller for programming and efficiency

4.5 Correct or repair all malfunctions, leaks and blockages

5. Monitor the irrigation operation

5.1 Implement the irrigation schedule and monitor soil profile for wetting

5.2 Measure sprinkler performance using catch cans

5.3 Measure flow rates using containers of known volume

5.4 Measure operating pressures using pressure gauges

5.5 Check the irrigated area for wheel ruts and other signs of waterlogging

6. Carry out system maintenance

6.1 Record damage and blockages with contaminants by damage type, location and the section of the system affected

6.2 Record and report damaged or faulty pumps, valves, sprinklers, electrical components and computer control systems and take action to effect repairs

6.3 Measure outlet pressure, flow rate and energy use and record on a regular basis

6.4 Inspect and maintain drive mechanism, frames and trusses

6.5 Implement end of season maintenance procedures

6.6 Implement routine and preventative maintenance procedures

6.7 Implement storage procedures for irrigation components

7. Shut down the system in response to irrigation indicators

7.1 Apply water for sufficient time to achieve required soil moisture levels and allowing for weather conditions

7.2 Shut down system components and drain

7.3 Check drainage and treatment systems

7.4 Record and report irrigation activities