Monitor and operate gated spillways

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 NWP318A, 'Monitor and operate gated spillways'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1Monitor flow and flood routing.

1.1 Monitor catchment behaviour during normal and flood conditions according to organisational procedures and practices.

1.2 Determine outflow using standard flow rate calculations.

1.3 Determine flow control settings.

2Plan and prepare for dam or storage operation.

2.1 Correctly apply guidelines and regulatory requirements for dam or water storage operation to operation plans.

2.2 Apply relevant organisational policies, standard operating procedures and incident management plans to dam/water storage operation plans and preparations.

2.3 Conduct inspections according to organisational and statutory requirements.

3Implement dam / water storage operation plans.

3.1 Apply operation plans according to organisational and statutory requirements.

3.2 Inspect and test plant and equipment according to manufacturer's guidelines and organisational requirements.

3.3 Test, assess and document safety mechanisms.

4Regulate flows.

4.1 Regulate flow control mechanisms to maintain safety of asset and required system supply and flood routing.

4.2 Produce data relating to system operation and performance according to organisational requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP318A appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP30107 - Certificate III in Water Operations