Work effectively in the water industry

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 NWP207A, 'Work effectively in the water industry'.
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



1Assess the importance of water services to the community.

1.1 Explore and explain structure of the water industry nationally, at a state and territory level, and locally.

1.2 Explore and explain range of water and waste systems used to deliver services.

1.3 Explore and explain community's use of water services.

1.4 Review and assess strategies to ensure long-term water sustainability.

2Assess the factors affecting water quality.

2.1 Review legislative, regulatory and licensing requirements governing the organisation and understand their impact.

2.2 Identify characteristics, requirements and standards for drinking water.

2.3 Conduct simple tests for assessing water quality.

2.4 Identify and assess environmental risks and impacts to water services.

2.5 Identify organisational procedures for maintaining water quality.

3Apply knowledge and understanding of the organisation's systems and structure to work.

3.1 Identify and describe water and waste systems and infrastructure used by the organisation in delivery of its services.

3.2 Review and describe organisation's management structure and role relationships.

3.3 Review and apply organisation's key policies and procedures.

3.4 Review and apply standard reporting procedures and identify impact on own work.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP207A appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP20107 - Certificate II in Water Operations