Develop and maintain ratings

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 NWPHYD017, 'Develop and maintain ratings'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Review individual measurements

1.1 Identify monitoring objectives of site and stage discharge ratings requirements.

1.2 Review historical discharge measurements, time series data and stage discharge rating curves and compare against expected trends.

1.3 Use standard processes and software to check, edit and verify field data.

1.4 Correct and adjust inconsistent data.

2. Develop rating curves

2.1 Analyse existing measurements to establish trends and compare with existing ratings.

2.2 Identify events at monitoring site that can affect stage discharge curve.

2.3 Identify sources of error in ratings.

2.4 Prepare rating curves based on measurements, agreed formulae and mathematical techniques, under a variety of hydraulic conditions and control types.

2.5 Confirm and verify existing trend or define new trend.

2.6 Develop rating curves that comply with industry and client requirements.

2.7 Use theoretical methods to create or extend ratings.

2.8 Document processes and observations to provide traceability and accountability for quality assurance.

2.9 Apply standard formulae to create ratings for pre-calibrated measuring structures.

2.10 Apply quality codes to rating curves.

3. Maintain rating curves

3.1 Confirm accuracy of rating curves using recent measurements and review trends and rating applicability.

3.2 Develop rating curves based on new information from reviews and changed conditions.

3.3 Retrieve and analyse current, historic and trend data using appropriate mathematical techniques.

3.4 Document processes, observations and adjustments made.

4. Report rating curves

4.1 Prepare and store required archival data to guarantee data security.

4.2 Prepare and disseminate ratings in accordance with client requirements.

4.3 Make recommendations for future observations.