Design irrigation 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 CPCPPS5027A, 'Design irrigation systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Design irrigation systems' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria


Evaluate design parameters.


Scope of work for irrigation systems is established.


Design requirements are determined from relevant Australian standards, codes, plans, specifications and client brief.


Cost-benefit analysis is conducted comparing a range of pipe materials and system designs.


Statutory and regulatory requirements and relevant Australian standards and codes for the design of irrigation systems are interpreted, analysed and applied.


Manufacturer requirementsand trade and technical manuals are interpreted.


Additional research, including a desktop study, is conducted to outline design parameters.


Flow and pressure tests are conducted.


Water sources, volumes and areas to be irrigated are established.


Soil typesare analysed and categorised, and impacts on irrigation systems are documented.


Factors that contribute to quality, safety and time efficiency are determined.


Performance requirements are established, considering safety of system users or building occupants.


Plan and detail system components.


Layout of pipework systems and type and location of fittings, valves and controls are planned.


Type, location and requirements for backflow prevention devices are detailed.


Pipe sizes, velocities, flows and pressures are calculated for a range of applications.


Approved materials and jointing methods for irrigation systems are specified.


Sections and components of the irrigation system are detailed.


Pipe supportsare designed for a range of applications.


Pump enclosure and control requirements are sized and detailed.


Installation requirements are specified for irrigation management system.


Water storage requirements are determined.


Allowance for pipe movement is made.


Design and size systems.


Irrigation systems are designed for a range of residential, commercial, industrial, sporting and agricultural applications.


Range of delivery systems and layout are designed.


Irrigation systems are designed and sized using calculations and computer software packages.


Required water application is determined to establish and maintain plant life.


Sustainability principles and concepts are applied throughout the design process.


Prepare documentation.


Client brief of the desired design is prepared.


Plans and specifications are prepared for a range of irrigation systems.


Testing and commissioning schedule is prepared.


Operation and maintenance manual is produced.