Manage a low volume irrigation system

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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
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Competency Mapping Template
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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
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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 AHCIRG420A, 'Manage a low volume irrigation system'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1 Ensure the low volume irrigation systemis prepared for operation

1.1 Staff are trained in carrying out pre-start checks and routine servicing

1.2 The irrigation controller is programmed and/or adjusted to meet the required schedule

1.3 Procedures are established for adjusting valves and checking filters and emitters

2 Develop and implement start-up and shutdown procedures for a low volume irrigation system

2.1 Start-up procedures for a low volume irrigation system are developed according to system specifications and technical manuals

2.2 Shut down sequence and isolation procedures are developed according to system specifications and technical manuals

2.3 Safety/security lock off devices and signage is installed according to enterprise policy and procedures

2.4 Instructions are provided for flushing the system as required

3 Carry out trouble shooting for faults and blockages

3.1 Access to faulty components and blockages is arranged

3.2 Faulty components are removed from the system, according to system specifications and technical manuals, and repaired or disposed of in an environmentally responsible way

3.3 Replaceable components are selected from manufacturer catalogues and procured using enterprise procedures

3.4 Replacement components are installed to meet system specifications according to technical manuals

4 Measure performance of a low volume irrigation system

4.1 Variations in pressures are identified and recorded in accordance with enterprise policy and procedures

4.2 Water flow rates are measured and recorded in accordance with enterprise policy and procedures

4.3 Variations in water flow and distribution are identified and recorded in accordance with enterprise policy and procedures

4.4 Pump performance parameters are measured as necessary and recorded in accordance with enterprise policy and procedures

4.5 Variations in pump performance parameters are measured where relevant and recorded in accordance with enterprise policy and procedures

4.6 Distribution and delivery systems are inspected and malfunctions in system are identified, fixed and actions recorded in accordance with enterprise policy and procedures

4.7 Factors external to the system that may cause interference are identified and recorded in accordance with enterprise policy and procedures

5 Review system performance status

5.1 System pressures and variations are recorded in accordance with enterprise policy and procedures

5.2 System flow rates and variations are recorded in accordance with enterprise policy and procedures

5.3 Distribution uniformity and mean application rates are calculated and recorded in accordance with enterprise policy and procedures

5.4 Watering depth is determined and recorded in accordance with enterprise policy and procedures

5.5 Calculations are made for energy use and water efficiency and compared to industry benchmarks