Develop an irrigation and drainage management plan

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 AHCIRG504A, 'Develop an irrigation and drainage management plan'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Compile property background information

1.1. Ownership details are described.

1.2. Irrigation history is described.

1.3. Locality and property details are described.

1.4. Agreements and easements with surrounding properties are identified.

1.5. Property maps are developed to illustrate locality and property boundaries.

2. Compile information on infrastructure and topography

2.1. Significant topographical and infrastructure features are described.

2.2. Opportunities and strengths of the property are identified.

2.3. Limitations and weaknesses of the property are identified.

2.4. Local planning issues that may affect the irrigation development are identified.

2.5. Map overlay to illustrate topography and infrastructure is developed.

3. Compile information on natural resources

3.1. Soil survey information is described.

3.2. Strategies to minimise and reduce soil erosion, and physical and chemical soil deterioration are identified.

3.3. Water sources availability and qualities are described.

3.4. Ground water depth and salinity issues are identified.

3.5. Climatic characteristics are described.

3.6. Map overlay to illustrate natural resource features is developed.

4. Compile information on enterprise cropping and planting

4.1. Suitability of soils and water quality for enterprise crops/plans is described.

4.2. Special irrigation requirements of crops/plants are identified.

4.3. Monthly and annual water budgets for each crop/plant program are developed.

4.4. Current yields are identified and compared with benchmark crop yields.

4.5. Targets are established with consideration for any factors which would limit optimum production.

4.6. Intended crop rotations are described.

4.7. Map overlay to illustrate crop and plant details is developed.

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

5.1. Evaluation of current system performance is described.

5.2. Current system performance is compared to benchmark performance parameters.

5.3. Scheduling procedures are described.

5.4. Drainage management performance is described including environmental authority compliance issues.

5.5. Areas for improvement in system management and/or structure are identified.

5.6. Map overlay to illustrate irrigation system layout is developed.

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

6.1. Performance requirements for distribution, treatment and drainage systems are summarised.

6.2. New or replacement components are listed.

6.3. Development timetable is developed.

6.4. Proposed scheduling system is described.

6.5. Performance monitoring procedures and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements are described.

6.6. Drainage management processes are described.

6.7. Map overlay is developed to illustrate proposed irrigation and drainage development.