Schedule irrigations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AHCIRG408, 'Schedule irrigations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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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. Monitor crop and plant water use

1.1 Estimate or measure water use from one or more systems

1.2 Accumulate water as a soil water deficit in the root zone

2. Apply a measured amount of water

2.1 Predict a pre-determined deficit using a scheduling system

2.2 Apply irrigation to partly or fully replace the deficit

2.3 Increase water quantities where appropriate to ensure dilution and transport of toxic solutes below the root zone

3. Assess efficacy of irrigation and repeat cycles of irrigation

3.1 Measure the effectiveness of irrigation application with in-field equipment

3.2 Adjust the estimated soil moisture level in scheduling system to match that measured

3.3 Recalibrate the scheduling system where necessary

3.4 Repeat cycles of irrigation until schedule is correctly established

4. Record irrigation and scheduling parameters

4.1 Record each irrigation and significant rainfall event, plus other appropriate parameters used in scheduling system

4.2 Estimate and record drainage amount below root zone at each irrigation

4.3 Record system performance data

5. Plan for extremes of weather

5.1 Modify estimated deficits to cater for any prolonged saturation following heavy rainfall

5.2 Alter shift areas, and where applicable, application rates, to suit appropriate irrigation schedules that minimise frost damage

5.3 Implement strategies involving prioritising of plants and crops and intermittent irrigation at times of extreme heat