Inspect conduit and report on condition and features

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 NWP331B, 'Inspect conduit and report on condition and features'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1Plan and prepare for conduit inspection.

1.1 Identify the purpose of the inspection and the location, size, type and extent of the conduit assets from relevant documentation.

1.2 Determine the inspection method and equipment to be used according to organisational and statutory requirements.

1.3 Conduct and document hazard identification and risk assessment and implement appropriate risk control processes.

1.4 Establish and implement asset isolation / flow management plans and inspection schedules in consultation with the system operator.

1.5 Arrange for preparation of the conduit and site for inspection as required.

2Operate and maintain equipment.

2.1 Set up and calibrate equipment to suit the size, type and conditions of conduit according to relevant industry codes and/or specifications.

2.2 Operate equipment according to relevant industry codes and/or specifications and examine, record and report features of the conduit accurately.

2.3 Conduct routine maintenance of equipment in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations.

2.4 Diagnose and correct equipment malfunctions.

2.5 Recognise and appropriately respond to potential risks to equipment and/or system operation.

3Identify and code defects and other features observed during conduit inspection.

3.1 Identify and code structural defects, service conditions and other features of the conduit according to relevant industry codes and/or specifications.

3.2 Record asset and inspection data using approved data capture software according to relevant industry codes and/or specifications.

3.3 Investigate and report unrecognisable defects, service conditions or other features.

3.4 Identify a conduit at risk of imminent failure and communicate details to the system operator or owner according to organisational and statutory requirements.

3.5 Identify and report defects or malfunctioning of access structures in accordance with industry codes and/or specifications.

4Withdraw inspection equipment and reinstate system operation.

4.1 Clean and inspect equipment for damage during and after withdrawal from the conduit.

4.2 Reinstate system operation according to asset isolation / flow management plan and/or specifications.

4.3 Restore work site to meet organisational, safety, property owner's and environmental requirements.

5Review, record and report work.

5.1 Check inspection data and video records prior to removal of equipment for completeness, quality and accuracy.

5.2 Compile conduit inspection reports and present to the client in the required format.

5.3 Complete job documentation and communication according to the asset owner or operator's, and statutory requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP331B appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP30107 - Certificate III in Water Operations