Interpret and apply irrigation designs

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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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. Identify the key features on an irrigation design

1.1 Identify and apply commonly used symbols and abbreviations on plans

1.2 Identify and apply common irrigation terms used on plans

1.3 Identify key features of irrigation plans, elevations and sections

1.4 Identify scale, elevations and sections from drawings

2. Define the placement and function of the irrigation system

2.1 Interpret the plans, drawings and specifications for an irrigation design

2.2 Identify the proposed purpose and capacity of the irrigation system

2.3 Position the designed system in relation to the landscape of the site

2.4 Identify environmental impacts of the irrigation system, and its installation

2.5 Prepare ‘as constructed’ drawings

3. Mark out structures

3.1 Mark the boundaries of the site

3.2 Identify existing irrigation infrastructure on the site

3.3 Identify electricity and communications infrastructure on the site plan, mark out and develop safety procedures

3.4 Mark out remnant vegetation to be retained

3.5 Identify and peg out proposed pipelines

3.6 Identify and peg out proposed irrigation structures

4. Estimate earth moving requirements for construction

4.1 Interpret earthworks drawings and take levels

4.2 Estimate the amount of earth to be relocated or removed from the site

4.3 Confirm the sequence of earthworks and communicate to relevant staff

4.4 List and quantify materials required for irrigation structures

4.5 Verify construction requirements with designer

5. Select pumps and system components

5.1 Interpret design specifications for water volume, pressure and delivery pattern required

5.2 Select pumping system

5.3 Select irrigation system components

5.4 Verify component selection with designer

6. Mark out locations of all components

6.1 Define the sequence of operations for installation

6.2 Identify the delivery and storage area for components

6.3 Identify the placement of all components

7. Develop instructions for staff

7.1 Include environmental hazards and strategies in instructions

7.2 Document the sequence of activities and work duties

7.3 Discuss work health and safety hazards and risk controls with staff

7.4 Provide a construction schedule to staff