Audit irrigation systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 AHCIRG501, 'Audit irrigation systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Audit irrigation systems' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Collect and collate all available data

1.1 Collate data on system performance

1.2 Collate data on environmental and workplace health and safety issues

1.3 Collate data on equipment supply and usage

1.4 Collate data on crop production

1.5 Collate data on water use and quality

1.6 Collate data on climatic trends

1.7 Collate data on physical and chemical properties of soil

2. Assess actual data against benchmarks, specifications and predictions

2.1 Analyse system performance and compare with system specifications and performance predictions

2.2 Analyse supply and stock use and compare with previous and estimated usage and costs

2.3 Analyse crop production and compare with previous and predicted production

2.4 Analyse water usage and quality and compare with past and predicted usage and quality

2.5 Analyse climatic information and compare with predicted trends

2.6 Analyse soil properties and compare with previous and predicted properties

2.7 Analyse production costs related to irrigation system and compare with previous and predicted costs

2.8 Analyse net profits and compare with past and predicted profits

3. Compile a report of system evaluation

3.1 Examine indicators of good performance

3.2 Examine indicators of poor performance

3.3 Examine causes of deviations from performance specifications and requirements

3.4 Prepare a report that includes discussion of results of data analysis and conclusions reached on irrigation system performance in relation to crop production and business performance

4. Recommend alterations to achieve performance improvement

4.1 Make recommendations to modify or eliminate causes of poor performance, or to enhance current performance