Determine seasonal irrigation scheduling tasks

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 AHCIRG403A, 'Determine seasonal irrigation scheduling tasks'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Determine seasonal irrigation scheduling tasks' 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. Determine irrigation shifts

1.1. The irrigated area is subdivided into the smallest units capable of individual irrigation and area, and irrigation equipment characteristics are noted for each.

1.2. Each unit is defined for its soil irrigation capability.

1.3. The crop/plant water requirement is defined for each unit.

1.4. Units requiring similar irrigation are combined to form a shift that does not exceed the water delivery capacity of the property irrigation infrastructure.

2. Check water supply and availability

2.1. Water volume required to meet irrigation needs over specified period is determined.

2.2. Water is ordered, if necessary, according to water management authority standards and procedures.

2.3. Sufficient notice of water order is given, if necessary, to ensure water is available when required.

3. Implement irrigation shifts

3.1. Resources are coordinated and personnel briefed to deliver requirements.

3.2. Agreed irrigation schedule is implemented.

4. Evaluate effectiveness of irrigation activities

4.1. Plant or crop environment is monitored according to enterprise policy and procedures.

4.2. Plants and crops are inspected for signs of stress.

5. Monitor irrigation system process as specified by enterprise policy and procedures

5.1. Frequency of irrigation is recorded.

5.2. Water usage is measured and recorded, and does not exceed water allocation for a given period.

5.3. Differences between estimated water use and actual water used are calculated.

5.4. Water quality is measured according to enterprise OHS policy and procedures.

5.5. Plant or crop growth and water use efficiency is assessed.

5.6. Soil chemical characteristics are measured and soil moisture is assessed.

5.7. Labour performance is measured.

5.8. Climate and weather conditions are recorded.

6. Record irrigation information and activities as specified by enterprise policy

6.1. Plant or crop environment data is recorded

6.2. Water orders and water usage is recorded.

6.3. Irrigation shifts are recorded.

6.4. System process data are recorded.