Install, operate and maintain hydrometric instruments and equipment

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 NWP420A, 'Install, operate and maintain hydrometric instruments and equipment'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1Plan the installation of hydrometric instruments and equipment

1.1 Analyse the purpose and suitability of hydrometric instruments and equipment required for the site and its conditions.

1.2 Ensure that the manufacturers' specifications are applied.

1.3 Confirm organisational procedures for installing the instruments and equipment and reflect these in the plan of installation task schedules.

1.4 Prepare relevant equipment, logistical requirements, authorisations and documentation required for the installation.

2Install hydrometric instruments, equipment and systems

2.1 Assemble, prepare and test assignmentinstruments and equipment prior to transportation to the site to ensure that they are fit for purpose.

2.2 Install assignment instruments and equipment in accordance with manufacturers' specifications, organisational standards and safe work practices.

2.3 Conduct installation tests in accordance with standard operating procedures to ensure the correct operation of instruments and equipment.

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

3Test and maintain hydrometric instruments, equipment and systems

3.1 Test assignment instruments and equipment in accordance with organisational, industry standards and client requirements.

3.2 Make and test adjustments to comply with the required tolerances.

3.3 Report errors or deviations from the appropriate range or tolerance levels in accordance with organisational and industry standards.

3.4 Maintain test records in accordance with organisational requirements.

3.5 Complete routine maintenance in accordance with organisational requirements and maintenance schedules.

3.6 Store and protect instruments and equipment in accordance with organisational and manufacturers' requirements.

4Operate hydrometric monitoring equipment

4.1 Use monitoring equipment to collect data required by assignment plan and purpose.

4.2 Make calculations and adjustments according to the requirements of the site and equipment.

4.3 Check the accuracy and reliability of readings and confirm or adjust calibrations.

5Report processes and outcomes

5.1 Compile reports and data according to organisational requirements and monitoring plan.

5.2 Identify potential and current problems proactively and take corrective action or report to relevant agents.

5.3 Identify indicators of urgency and high risk for priority response.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP420A appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP40107 - Certificate IV in Water Operations