Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs

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 AHCIRG502, 'Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs'.
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. Design an irrigation system maintenance program

1.1 Specify the resources needed to perform maintenance tasks

1.2 Specify repairs, replacements and servicing requirements for all equipment and machinery

1.3 Specify activities required to maintain the irrigation site, system hardware and water quality

1.4 Analyse manufacturer's operating manuals and use as guidance to specify maintenance activities, schedule and skills required

1.5 Take into account water supply authority constraints and requirements for water and maintenance when scheduling system maintenance program activities

1.6 Determine labour and work health and safety requirements for each activity and record

1.7 Ensure weed control, water storage and treatment maintenance form an integral part of the system maintenance program

1.8 Specify strategies to ensure that negative impacts of irrigation, drainage and water treatment systems are minimised, and positive impacts are maximised

2. Design a monitoring and scheduling program

2.1 Integrate procedures for monitoring and recording system hardware use and performance into the monitoring and scheduling program

2.2 Integrate procedures for scheduling, monitoring and recording water use

2.3 Include procedures for monitoring and recording operating costs

2.4 Develop contingency plans in the event of water restrictions being imposed