Evaluate water supply for irrigation

Formats and tools

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
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 AHCIRG426A, 'Evaluate water supply for irrigation'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1 Determine water needs for irrigation

1.1 The water needs of plants to be irrigated are determined

1.2 The permeability of the soil and deep drainage losses are calculated

1.3 Evapotranspiration rates are calculated through the growing season

1.4 Soil water deficits throughout the season are calculated based on expected rainfall

1.5 The amount of irrigation water required through the growing season is calculated

2 Assess a water source for water quality

2.1 Water source is tested for electrical conductivity and results analysed

2.2 Water source is tested for ionic composition and results analysed

2.3 Water source is tested for biological composition and results analysed

3 Determine cost and availability of alternative water sources

3.1 Water availability and access requirements are evaluated for water sources

3.2 Capital expenditure requirements are costed for water sources

3.3 Operating expenditure requirements are costed for water sources

3.4 Regulatory requirements for purchasing irrigation water are investigated and incorporated into business planning

4 Complete water sourcing and/or acquisition arrangements

4.1 Contractual arrangements are made for purchase or sourcing of water

4.2 Planning is carried out for short term purchasing or selling of water depending on seasonal conditions if necessary