Set out, install and commission irrigation systems

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 CPCPIG3011A, 'Set out, install and commission irrigation systems'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for work.

1.1. Plans and specifications are obtained.

1.2. Safety (OHS) requirements associated with setting out, installing and commissioning irrigation systems, and workplace environmental requirements, are adhered to throughout the work.

1.3. Quality assurance requirements are identified and adhered to in accordance with workplace requirements.

1.4. Tasks are planned and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work and statutory and regulatory authority requirements.

1.5. Tools and equipment for setting out, installing and commissioning irrigation systems, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.

1.6. Work area is prepared to support efficient setting out, installation and commissioning of irrigation systems.

2. Identify installation requirements.

2.1. Irrigation system requirements are identified from plans, specifications and relevant information.

2.2. Underground cables, pipes and other existing services are located and allowed for.

2.3. Flow rate is correctly measured from water meter or other available source.

2.4. Water pressure (static head) is determined at source of supply.

2.5. Piping and system components are selected to comply with standards, plans and specifications.

2.6. Materials and equipment are identified, ordered and collected in accordance with workplace procedures.

2.7. Materials and equipment are checked for compliance with standards, docket and order form, and for acceptable condition.

3. Install and commission irrigation system.

3.1. Irrigation pipes are set out in accordance with plans, specifications and site requirements.

3.2. Pipe trenches are excavated in accordance with plans and specifications.

3.3. Pipe system is installed in accordance with plans, specifications, site requirements, manufacturer recommendations and standards.

3.4. Pipelines are flushed of air and foreign matter to installation standard.

3.5. Backflow prevention device is installed in accordance with standards.

3.6. Water emitters are installed and adjusted to produce required spray pattern.

3.7. Control valves are installed, operated and adjusted to achieve specified flow rate.

3.8. Installation is tested to comply with standards and authorities' requirements, and is adjusted.

3.9. Trenches are backfilled in accordance with plans and specifications and ground surface is reinstated.

4. Clean up.

4.1. Work area is cleared and materials disposed of or recycled in accordance with state and territory legislation and workplace procedures.

4.2. Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures.

4.3. Documentation is completed in accordance with workplace requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCPIG3011A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC20911 - Certificate II in Urban Irrigation
  • CPC32411 - Certificate III in Plumbing
  • CPC32511 - Certificate III in Plumbing (Mechanical Services)