Develop an irrigation and drainage management plan

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 AHCIRG504, 'Develop an irrigation and drainage management plan'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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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. Compile property background information

1.1 Identify ownership details

1.2 Compile irrigation history

1.3 Identify locality and property details

1.4 Identify agreements and easements with surrounding properties

1.5 Develop property maps to illustrate locality and property boundaries

2. Compile information on infrastructure and topography

2.1 Define significant topographical and infrastructure features

2.2 Identify opportunities and strengths of the property

2.3 Identify limitations and weaknesses of the property

2.4 Identify local planning issues that may affect the irrigation development

2.5 Develop a map overlay to illustrate topography and infrastructure

3. Compile information on natural resources

3.1 Gather soil survey information

3.2 Identify strategies to minimise and reduce soil erosion, and physical and chemical soil deterioration

3.3 Identify water source availability and quality

3.4 Identify ground water depth and salinity issues

3.5 Define climatic characteristics

3.6 Develop a map overlay to illustrate natural resource features

4. Compile information on enterprise cropping and planting

4.1 Define the suitability of soils and water quality for crops and plants

4.2 Identify any special irrigation requirements of crops and plants

4.3 Develop monthly and annual water budgets for each crop and plant program

4.4 Identify current yields and compare with benchmark crop yields

4.5 Establish targets with consideration for any factors which would limit optimum production

4.6 Define intended crop rotations

4.7 Develop a map overlay to illustrate crop and plant detail

5. Compile information on existing irrigation and drainage system where used

5.1 Evaluate current system performance

5.2 Compare current system performance to benchmark performance parameters

5.3 Develop scheduling procedures

5.4 Define drainage management performance including environmental authority compliance issues

5.5 Identify areas for improvement in system management and structure

5.6 Develop a map overlay to illustrate irrigation system layout

6. Develop an irrigation and drainage management plan with specifications for new or up-graded irrigation and drainage system

6.1 Summarise performance requirements for distribution, treatment and drainage systems

6.2 List new or replacement components

6.3 Develop a development timetable

6.4 Define proposed scheduling system

6.5 Define performance monitoring procedures and work health and safety requirements

6.6 Define drainage management processes

6.7 Develop a map overlay to illustrate proposed irrigation and drainage development