Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs

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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
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Wiki Markup
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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 AHCIRG502A, 'Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Design an irrigation system maintenance program

1.1. Resources needed to perform maintenance tasks are specified in the program outline.

1.2. Repairs, replacements and servicing requirements for all equipment and machinery are specified in the program outline.

1.3. Activities required to maintain the irrigation site, system hardware and water quality are specified according to enterprise needs.

1.4. Manufacturer's operating manuals are obtained and used as guidance to specify maintenance activities, schedule and skills required.

1.5. Timing and frequency of maintenance activities are scheduled to co-ordinate with other enterprise activities.

1.6. System maintenance program activities relate to water supply authority constraints and requirements for water and maintenance.

1.7. Labour and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements for each activity are determined and recorded in the system maintenance program.

1.8. Weed control, water storage and treatment maintenance form an integral part of the system maintenance program.

1.9. Strategies are specified in the program 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. Procedures for monitoring and recording system hardware use and performance are included in the monitoring and scheduling program.

2.2. Procedures for scheduling, monitoring and recording water use form an integral part of the monitoring and scheduling program.

2.3. Procedures for monitoring and recording operating costs are included in the program.

2.4. Contingency plans in the event of water restrictions being imposed are developed for inclusion in the monitoring and scheduling program.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCIRG502A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC51010 - Diploma of Sports Turf Management
  • AHC50710 - Diploma of Parks and Gardens Management
  • AHC51610 - Diploma of Irrigation Management
  • AHC50410 - Diploma of Horticulture
  • AHC50910 - Diploma of Retail Nursery Management
  • AHC50310 - Diploma of Production Horticulture