Supervise irrigation system maintenance

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 AHCIRG432, 'Supervise irrigation system maintenance'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Develop a maintenance program for an irrigation system

1.1 Establish the maintenance requirements for irrigation components and structures

1.2 Establish the maintenance requirements for the irrigation site

1.3 Determine the frequency of maintenance activities required and develop a schedule

1.4 Calculate the costs of maintenance activities in terms of required staff, materials and equipment

1.5 Assess the work health and safety risks associated with the maintenance program and implement suitable controls

1.6 Minimise the environmental impacts of maintenance activities

1.7 Develop a system for reporting maintenance activities

2. Supervise maintenance of irrigation components

2.1 Develop maintenance checklists for irrigation components

2.2 Monitor component operation, identify operating faults and take appropriate action

2.3 Identify and investigate abnormal operation or frequent and recurring breakdowns and organise maintenance as required

2.4 Identify situations requiring expert advice seek and specialist assistance

2.5 Review equipment condition routinely to ensure and maintain efficient operations

3. Carry out maintenance of testing equipment

3.1 Perform preventative maintenance

3.2 Identify and report equipment wear and faults

3.3 Perform minor repairs within limits of authorisation

3.4 Replace defective parts and make adjustments

3.5 Seek expert help where difficulties are encountered

3.6 Update maintenance and calibration records

4. Supervise pest and weed control in an irrigated area

4.1 Assess evidence of pests and determine species of infestation

4.2 Locate areas of weed infestation, which may be reduced or eradicated and identify species

4.3 Select integrated control methods for pests and weeds

4.4 Schedule control methods at the optimum time that will have minimal damage to the crop

4.5 Maintain records of the severity of infestations and treatments

5. Complete records of irrigation system maintenance

5.1 Maintain records of maintenance activities

5.2 Assess the results of maintenance works against the maintenance program