Supervise low volume irrigation maintenance

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 AHCIRG416A, 'Supervise low volume irrigation maintenance'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1 Develop a maintenance program for a low volume irrigation system

1.1 Maintenance requirements for irrigation components and structures are established

1.2 Maintenance requirements for the irrigation site are established

1.3 The frequency of maintenance activities required are determined and a schedule is developed

1.4 Maintenance activities are costed out in terms of required staff, materials and equipment

1.5 OHS risks associated with the maintenance program are assessed and suitable controls implemented

1.6 The environmental impacts of maintenance activities are minimised

1.7 A system for reporting maintenance activities is developed

2 Supervise maintenance of low volume irrigationcomponents

2.1 Maintenance checklists are developed for irrigation components

2.2 Component operation is systematically monitored and operating faults are identified and appropriate action taken

2.3 Abnormal operation or frequent and recurring breakdowns are identified, investigated and maintenance organised as required

2.4 Situations requiring expert advice are identified and specialist assistance sought in accordance with site procedures

2.5 Equipment condition is routinely reviewed to ensure and maintain efficient operations

3 Carry out maintenance of testing equipment

3.1 Preventative maintenance is performed

3.2 Equipment wear and faults are identified and reported

3.3 Minor repairs are performed within limits of authorisation

3.4 Defective parts are replaced and adjustments made

3.5 Expert help is sought where difficulties are encountered

3.6 Maintenance and calibration records are updated

4 Supervise pest and weed control in an irrigated area

4.1 Evidence of pests is assessed and integrated control measures appropriate to type and species of infestation are determined

4.2 Areas of weed infestation, which may be reduced or eradicated, are located and species identified

4.3 Integrated control methods are selected to control pests and weeds

4.4 Control methods are scheduled at the optimum time with minimal damage to the crop

4.5 Records of the severity of infestations and treatments are maintained

5 Complete records of irrigation system maintenance

5.1 Records of maintenance activities are maintained

5.2 Results of maintenance works are assessed against the maintenance program