Maintain and repair irrigation channels and drains

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 NWP230B, 'Maintain and repair irrigation channels and drains'.
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



1Plan and prepare work site.

1.1 Determine work requirements from plans, drawings, specifications or instructions.

1.2 Make appropriate drainage and inflow diversion arrangements without damage to environment.

1.3 Select and check equipment and excavation methods to meet safety requirements of task and site.

2Maintain irrigation channels, drains and associated fittings.

2.1 Conduct routine inspections of designated work areas according to maintenance schedules.

2.2 Identify system faults and apply corrective action according to structure type, location, specification and legislative and organisational requirements.

2.3 Identify, select, place and join components and associated fittings according to manufacturer specifications and organisational requirements.

2.4 Construct cast in situ components according to specifications and organisational requirements.

2.5 Repair earthworks and embankments to meet organisational requirements.

3Check work and restore work site.

3.1 Check repaired or replaced components and earthworks to ensure that specifications have been met.

3.2 Backfill, compact and restore work site to meet environmental and organisational requirements.

4Finalise work.

4.1 Check, maintain and store equipment, tools and materials according to manufacturer guidelines and organisational procedures.

4.2 Complete workplace records and process as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP230B appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP20107 - Certificate II in Water Operations