Commission, decommission and monitor hydrometric sites, stations and facilities

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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
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Wiki Markup
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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 NWP342A, 'Commission, decommission and monitor hydrometric sites, stations and facilities'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1Plan the commissioning of hydrometric sites, stations and facilities.

1.1 Identify and confirm the commissioning procedures for the site, station or facility.

1.2 Identify the monitoring requirements supported by the site, station or facility.

1.3 Conduct site investigations and surveys in accordance with organisational procedures in order to select appropriate sites.

1.4 Prepare plans for the commissioning or decommissioning of the site, station or facility and secure appropriate authorisation.

2Commission hydrometric sites, stations and ancillary facilities.

2.1 Identify, assemble and check the equipment required for the task prior to use.

2.2 Prepare the site, station or facility according to the work plan and in accordance with organisational standards and safe work practices.

2.3 Commission and register hydrometric stations and ancillary infrastructure.

2.4 Complete records of the commissioning process in accordance with organisational procedures.

3Support hydrometric data collection.

3.1 Apply instrument and site maintenance schedules.

3.2 Apply testing schedules.

3.3 Put in place processes to monitor instrument performance and take corrective action as required in accordance with organisational and industry standards.

3.4 Maintain test records in accordance with organisational requirements.

3.5 Compile and store reports and documentation according to organisational requirements.

4Decommission and restore hydrometric sites.

4.1 Demolish or decommission structures in accordance with organisational standards and safe work practices.

4.2 Restore sites in accordance with organisational standards, safe work practices and environmental requirements.

4.3 Identify and address potential or actual problems and report to appropriate personnel.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP342A appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP30107 - Certificate III in Water Operations