Maintain catchment and surrounding areas

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 NWP247A, 'Maintain catchment and surrounding areas'.
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



1Prepare for work.

1.1 Access and review catchment inspection records describing maintenance requirements for action.

1.2 Identify and apply work requirements and timelines for performing maintenance tasks of catchments and surrounding areas.

1.3 Assess site, equipment and methods to be used for hazards or risks and apply appropriate control measures using safe work procedures.

1.4 Plan maintenance work to be conducted within required timeframe, using allocated resources effectively and according to legislative and organisational requirements.

2Maintain environmental condition of waterways and surrounding areas.

2.1 Remove dead livestock or native fauna from waterways and surrounding catchments and dispose of according to organisational requirements.

2.2 Remove flood debris from waterways and surrounding areas according to organisational procedures.

2.3 Carry out fuel reduction burns according to organisational procedures.

2.4 Apply basic control measures to contain or control chemical spills or contaminated water supplies.

2.5 Identify and report potential or emerging changes to environmental conditions according to organisational requirements.

3Eradicate noxious weeds and feral pests.

3.1 Identify noxious weeds and feral pests that are contributing to degradation of catchment and surrounding areas.

3.2 Use standard organisational procedures for managing and removing noxious weeds and feral pests according to safe work practices.

3.3 Compile reports on eradication process according to organisational procedures.

4Perform minor maintenance.

4.1 Identify infrastructure requiring minor maintenance.

4.2 Apply erosion control measures for waterways and surrounding areas.

4.3 Make repairs using appropriate equipment and resources to a standard that meets organisational requirements.

4.4 Provide reports of maintenance performed according to organisational procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP247A appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP20107 - Certificate II in Water Operations
  • UEE21310 - Certificate II in Remote Area Essential Service
  • UEE21311 - Certificate II in Remote Area Essential Service