Collect and manage hydrometric station survey data

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 NWP504A, 'Collect and manage hydrometric station survey data'.
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



1Plan and assess survey requirements.

1.1 Planned survey exercises directly relate to the desired outcome and required standard processes and software.

1.2 Identify the location and value of survey reference marks from maps and plans.

1.3 Choose and justify appropriate survey techniques for specific hydraulic conditions and hydrographic purposes.

1.4 Identify and evaluate the source of levelling errors and misclosures.

1.5 Plan and manage the logistics and personnel to ensure effective outcomes and resource management.

1.6 Apply correct care procedure for storage, transport and use of survey equipment.

1.7 Assess and address occupational health and safety issues that may be encountered during the surveying exercise taking appropriate risk management strategies.

1.8 Apply for and confirm appropriate authorisations for entry to property for the purpose of carrying out survey exercise.

2Operate survey equipment.

2.1 Set up survey equipment and use mathematical techniques to check for correct operation and prepared for use.

2.2 Carry out collimation test to check the level for accuracy.

2.3 Select survey equipment for suitability and use correctly and safely according to operating procedures.

3Select and survey monitoring sites.

3.1 Identify required survey reference marks (bench marks).

3.2 Establish cease-to-flow level of controlling feature.

3.3 Identify and assess high-flow cross section and sectional control by survey.

3.4 Survey multiple cross sections of channels to determine the profile of the channel in the gauging station reach.

3.5 Identify and assess groundwater monitoring site survey reference points

4Document survey and data results.

4.1 Correctly and accurately document and store results and verify in corporate database according to organisation and industry standards.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP504A appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP50107 - Diploma of Water Operations