Troubleshoot irrigation systems

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 RTE3605A, 'Troubleshoot irrigation systems'.
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 and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Locate and identify faulty components and blockages


Irrigation system and component function is determined by reference to system specifications and technical manuals.


Monitoring and maintenance records are checked and reviewed.


Operational tests are carried out in accordance with system specifications, technical manuals and OHS requirements.


Faulty components and blockages are identified and documented according to enterprise policy and procedures.


Shut down/isolate component


Shut down sequence and isolation procedures are applied as required according to system specifications and technical manuals.


Safe shut down or isolation is verified.


Safety/security lock off devices and signage is installed according to enterprise policy and procedures.


Replace faulty components and clear blockages


Access to faulty components and blockages is arranged.


Faulty components are removed from the system, according to system specifications and technical manuals, and repaired or disposed of in an environmentally responsible way.


Replaceable components are selected from manufacturers catalogues and procured using enterprise procedures.


Replacement components are installed to meet system specifications according to technical manuals.


Replace faulty components and clear blockages are carried out without unnecessary damage to surrounding site and structures.


Blockages are cleared or blocked sections are replaced according to enterprise, environmental and OHS procedures.


Return system to normal operating status


Isolated or shut down components are returned to service.


Operational tests are carried out according to system specifications, technical manuals and OHS requirements.


System is returned to normal operational set up.


Repair activities are reported and recorded according to enterprise policy and procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTE3605A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC32411 - Certificate III in Plumbing
  • CPC32511 - Certificate III in Plumbing (Mechanical Services)
  • FPI30105 - Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management
  • SIT31209 - Certificate III in Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • SIT40809 - Certificate IV in Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • SIT50409 - Diploma of Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • RGR30508 - Certificate III in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)