Review and evaluate water and wastewater sustainability objectives

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 NWP706A, 'Review and evaluate water and wastewater sustainability objectives'.
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



1Analyse water resource issues.

1.1 Analyse economic and social issues relevant to sustainable water use to determine implications for specific situations.

1.2 Identify and analyse community attitudes to use of recycled water for their impact on future initiatives.

1.3 Identify and analyse legislation, regulations and policies on sustainability and water recycling issues for relevance to specific situation.

1.4 Determine water sustainability objectives and targets for specific situation.

2Determine treatment options for recycling.

2.1 Determine water catchment and groundwater protection and management principles for surface and groundwater sources, and recycled water.

2.2 Analyse hydrometric cycle and types and percentage of water use to determine sustainability of specific water resources.

2.3 Analyse impact of stormwater and industrial, agricultural, aquaculture and domestic water use on water quality.

2.4 Analyse sustainability issues and effect of reduced and more concentrated sewage flows for a specific situation.

2.5 Evaluate treatment options for recycling of treated wastewater and alternative water sources for their suitability in meeting quality standards for a range of uses.

3Develop environmental strategies and targets.

3.1 Analyse designs of model sustainable water systems to determine their viability in specific situations.

3.2 Analyse costs and benefits of recycling schemes most appropriate to situation.

3.3 Evaluate existing and planned water recycling systems against Australian and international benchmarks.

3.4 Undertake risk assessment to determine strategies for managing hazards and risks.

3.5 Recommend integrated water resource planning to achieve water sustainability objectives and targets, with consideration of costs.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP706A appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP70107 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Water Industry Leadership
  • MTM70111 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness
  • MTM80111 - Vocational Graduate Diploma of Agribusines