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 AHCIRG501A, '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 fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Collect and collate all available data
1.1. Data on system performance is collated.
1.2. Data on environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) issues is collated.
1.3. Data on equipment supply and usage is collated.
1.4. Data on crop production is collated.
1.5. Data on water use and quality is collated.
1.6. Data on climatic trends is collated.
1.7. Data on physical and chemical properties of soil is collated.
2. Assess actual data against benchmarks, specifications and predictions
2.1. System performance is compared to system specifications and performance predictions.
2.2. Supply and stock use is compared to previous and estimated usage and costs.
2.3. Crop production is compared to previous and predicted production.
2.4. Water usage and quality is compared to past and predicted usage and quality.
2.5. Climatic information is compared to predicted trends.
2.6. Soil properties are compared to previous and predicted properties.
2.7. Production costs related to irrigation system are compared to previous and predicted costs.
2.8. Net profits are compared to past and predicted profits.
3. Compile a report of system evaluation
3.1. Report includes discussion of results of data analysis.
3.2. Indicators of good performance are isolated and discussed.
3.3. Indicators of poor performance are isolated and discussed.
3.4. Causes of deviations from performance specifications and requirements are examined.
3.5. Conclusions about irrigation system performance in relation to crop production and business performance are clearly stated.
3.6. Conclusions are supported by the data.
4. Recommend alterations to irrigation system to achieve performance improvement
4.1. Recommendations are made to modify or eliminate causes of poor performance, or to enhance current performance.