Develop and manage a plan for sustainable supply and use of water on a farm

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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
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Observation Checklist
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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 AHCSUS501, 'Develop and manage a plan for sustainable supply and use of water on a farm'.
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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. Develop a plan for strategic and sustainable use of water on the farm

1.1 Determine the feasibility of trading water on the short term profitability of the farm and the long term implications

1.2 Contact the authorities to determine rules and regulations for the trading and use of water

1.3 Investigate the availability of different classes of water and the regulations for its use and select suitable crops for each class

1.4 Select appropriate recycling options in the whole farm plan

1.5 Analyse purification options on the basis of their merits and suitability for the environment and the enterprise

1.6 Evaluate information from water management specialists and incorporate in relevant aspects of water management

1.7 Review options, develop and implement strategies to use water efficiently by computer controlled irrigation systems and remote operation

2. Design a water supply and management system for the farm

2.1 Identify planning parameters that affect the design of the water system

2.2 Carry out water testing to determine the suitability for stock, crops, pesticide and domestic use

2.3 Draw a plan and layout of a farm water system, including provision for drainage, recycling and back up water supply

3. Develop and implement a plan to protect watercourses and water quality on the farm

3.1 Develop a strategy to protect the areas susceptible to degradation and contamination

3.2 Identify the environmental implication of water use and run off

3.3 Work with community groups to plan a strategy for water quality improvement in the district

3.4 Develop a strategy to improve the biodiversity of water storage areas and watercourses