Interpret and apply irrigation designs

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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
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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 AHCIRG415A, 'Interpret and apply irrigation designs'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1 Identify the key features on an irrigation design

1.1 Commonly used symbols and abbreviations on plans are identified, understood and applied

1.2 Common irrigation terms used on plans are identified, understood and applied

1.3 Key features of irrigation plans, elevations and sections are identified

1.4 Scale, elevations and sections are identified from drawings

2 Define the placement and function of the irrigation system

2.1 The proposed purpose and capacity of the irrigation system is identified

2.2 The designed system is positioned in relation to the landscape of the site

2.3 Environmental impacts of the irrigation system, and its installation, are identified from the design

2.4 The plans, drawings and specifications for an irrigation design are interpreted

2.5 ‘As constructed’ drawings are prepared

3 Mark out structures

3.1 Boundaries of the site are marked

3.2 Existing irrigation infrastructure on the site is identified

3.3 Electricity and communications infrastructure is identified on the site plan, marked out and safety procedures developed

3.4 Remnant vegetation to be retained is marked out

3.5 Proposed pipelines identified on the plan are pegged out

3.6 Proposed irrigation structures identified on the plan are pegged out

4 Estimate earth moving requirements for construction

4.1 Levels are taken and earthworks drawings are interpreted

4.2 Earth to be relocated or removed from the site is estimated

4.3 Sequence of earthworks is established and communicated

4.4 Materials required for irrigation structures are listed and quantified

4.5 Construction requirements are verified with designer

5 Select pumps and system components

5.1 Design specifications are interpreted for water volume, pressure and delivery pattern required

5.2 Pumping system is selected to meet design specifications and site requirements

5.3 Irrigation system components are selected to meet design specifications and site requirements

5.4 Component selection is verified with designer

6 Mark out locations of all components

6.1 The sequence of operations for installation is established

6.2 The delivery and storage area for components is identified

6.3 Placement of all components is identified from the design and markings made on the site

7 Develop instructions for staff

7.1 Environmental hazards and strategies are included in instructions

7.2 Sequence of activities and work duties is documented

7.3 OHS hazards and risk controls are communicated

7.4 Construction schedule is provided to staff