Sample and test water sources and quality

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 NWP104B, 'Sample and test water sources and quality'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1Prepare for and conduct water quality sampling.

1.1 Develop sampling plan documenting required samples, sampling locations and sampling schedules to meet assignment requirements.

1.2 Select and check appropriate sampling equipment for the task prior to use.

1.3 Collect samples according to sampling plan and ensure safety procedures are followed to limit hazards and contamination to self, work area and environment.

1.4 Maintain integrity of samples during sampling and label sample containers according to organisational requirements.

1.5 Check and record sample information.

1.6 Record results of repeat sampling to identify trends.

2Prepare for and conduct water quality tests.

2.1 Confirm instructions for conducting and recording basic water quality tests and plan testing work according to standard practice.

2.2 Select, check and use required testing and personal protective clothing and equipment.

2.3 Identify and record correct samples for testing.

2.4 Conduct basic water quality tests according to standard procedures, ensuring that sample integrity is maintained during the testing process.

3Finalise work.

3.1 Make records according to assignment requirements.

3.2 Report observations or measurements that are outside established organisational guidelines for further action.

3.3 Dispose of samples and clean and store test equipment according to organisational procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP104B appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP10110 - Certificate I in Water Sustainability