Monitor and control irrigation drainage systems

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 AHCIRG425A, 'Monitor and control irrigation drainage systems'.
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



1 Assess irrigation drainage and collection systems

1.1 Measurements are taken with appropriate equipment to determine drainage performance

1.2 Drainage/tail water quality is measured in accordance with OHS and enterprise policy and procedures

1.3 Water table depth is measured where required in accordance with OHS and enterprise policy and procedures

1.4 Soil salinity is measured where required in accordance with OHS and enterprise policy and procedures

1.5 Factors external to the system, which may cause interference, are identified and recorded in accordance with OHS and enterprise policy and procedures

1.6 Drainage system data is analysed and compared to the performance specified in the irrigation drainage plan

2 Regulate flows

2.1 Flow regulating systems are inspected and apply adjustments are applied necessary to achieve discharge requirements specified

2.2 Discharge flows are monitored and diversions applied to facilitate repair or emergency

3 Control and operate drainage system structures and processes

3.1 Processes are controlled to maintain performance specified in the irrigation drainage plan

3.2 Maintenance procedures for drainage system structures are developed and implemented

3.3 Operational conditions of the drainage system are identified, addressed and reported according to organisational requirements

3.4 Processes are integrated to improve drainage network performance

4 Troubleshoot drainage problems

4.1 A visual inspection is undertaken to determine damaged or broken components and results are recorded in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and enterprise policy and procedures

4.2 Areas being drained are inspected for signs of water pooling and problems are recorded in accordance with OHS and enterprise policy and procedures

4.3 Access to drainage lines is obtained to allow blockage to be cleared

4.4 Blockage is cleared or blocked section is replaced according to enterprise, environmental and OHS procedures

4.5 Drainage line is tested to confirm blockage is cleared from pipe system

4.6 Drainage line is repaired/resealed to permit normal use

4.7 The drainage site is rehabilitated

5 Record and report system performance status

5.1 Water quality is recorded in accordance with enterprise procedures

5.2 Water table depth, soil moisture and salinity are recorded in accordance with enterprise procedures

5.3 Strategies that minimise the negative environmental impacts and maximise the positive impacts of the drainage system, are documented