Manage dam safety surveillance

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 NWP511B, 'Manage dam safety surveillance'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1Plan and prepare for dam safety surveillance.

1.1 Access and apply the Australian National Committee on Large Dams guidelines and other regulatory requirements.

1.2 Develop safety surveillance policies, plans and procedures according to organisational and statutory requirements.

1.3 Access and interpret historical and design information.

1.4 Determine monitoring frequency and surveillance sites for inspecting dam structure conditions and behaviour.

1.5 Assess and document dam behaviour and potential failure modes.

1.6 Determine instrumentation requirements and data collection methods.

2Implement dam safety surveillance plans.

2.1 Inform stakeholders of policies and plans.

2.2 Develop inspection programs and implement inspection and monitoring procedures.

2.3 Communicate procedures for the collection and recording of information to field staff.

2.4 Collate, process, validate, record and store data from instruments and personnel.

2.5 Analyse data and determine, record and evaluate structural, material and/or behavioural problems.

3Complete safety surveillance reports.

3.1 Prepare and distribute clear and concise reports to meet the dam owners', stakeholders' and regulatory requirements.

3.2 Communicate consequences of failure to dam owners and other stakeholders.

3.3 Include recommendations for remedial action.

3.4 Undertake economic evaluations, cost estimates and work schedules according to enterprise requirements.

3.5 Assess the timeliness of all stages of communication and reporting.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP511B appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP50107 - Diploma of Water Operations