Contribute to hydrometric planning and water resource management

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 NWP520A, 'Contribute to hydrometric planning and water resource management'.
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



1Review and plan hydrometric data management processes.

1.1 Review the hydrometric and water resource management planning and policy requirements of the organisation in consultation with senior management.

1.2 Review and analyse the data required to support the hydrometric planning and water resource management processes within the organisation.

1.3 Review the processes to collect, analyse, store and report hydrometric data to ensure they support the organisation's short, medium and long term planning needs.

1.4 Identify, plan and report resource requirements to meet the hydrometric data management needs of the organisation.

2Support the provision of quality data.

2.1 Review work procedures and documentation used to support the collection, analysis, storage and reporting of hydrometric data as required and communicate to staff.

2.2 Use advanced mathematical and technical processes to support the planning and operation of hydrometric monitoring and testing regimes.

2.3 Determine monitoring and testing priorities.

2.4 Prepare reports in a format suitable to support decision-making and planning within the organisation.

3Contribute to the effective management of water resources.

3.1 Review and analyse the role of hydrometric data in the development of water resource management policy within the organisation.

3.2 Gather, review and communicate local, national and international information and best practice policy regarding effective water resource management.

3.3 Conduct analysis of current, historic and trend data to inform the organisation's short, medium and long term water resource management planning.

3.4 Prepare clear and accurate reports in accordance with organisational procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP520A appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP50107 - Diploma of Water Operations