Manage water systems

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 AHCWAT502, 'Manage water systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Manage water systems' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Determine the feasibility of using or up-grading irrigation system

1.1 Assess water resources and drainage implications to determine suitability for irrigation

1.2 Determine water quality and treatment requirements

1.3 Determine water requirements and most suitable application systems for each crop and plant type and area, and for each soil type

1.4 Determine other water requirements, such as climate control

1.5 Assess soil types to determine suitability for irrigation and the range of crop and plant types that could be grown

1.6 Determine drainage requirements in relation to each soil and crop and plant type and type of irrigation system

1.7 Assess performance data, audit reports, environmental and workplace health and safety data for existing systems

1.8 Obtain information from irrigation specialists on all relevant aspects of irrigation design

1.8 Assess and cost available irrigation system types and components and make a decision on the particular system to be used or upgrades to existing system

2. Install or modify an irrigation and drainage system as necessary

2.1 Determine and acquire materials and equipment making up the system

2.2 Install irrigation system using advice, as necessary, from irrigation specialists

2.3 Check that irrigation and drainage systems are supervised to ensure there are no leaks or blockages

2.4 Confirm that the water is being evenly distributed and that the drainage is effective and the system is in good working order

3. Evaluate irrigation system performance

3.1 Determine and value plant growth and yield increases from irrigation

3.2 Calculate the cost of irrigation

3.3 Determine the cost benefit of irrigation and compare with alternative systems and approaches