Test and commission water distribution 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 NWP309B, 'Test and commission water distribution systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Test and commission water distribution systems' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1Plan and prepare for testing and commissioning.

1.1 Check plans for the section to be tested and locate features on site.

1.2 Correctly identify and interpret the system operation requirements.

1.3 Check vacuum testing and commissioning tasks from relevant documentation and schedule appropriately.

1.4 Identify and assess potential hazards and take required preventative measures.

1.5 Select and use tools and equipment correctly.

1.6 Check testing equipment for accuracy and identify and correct malfunctions.

2Maintain water system hygiene.

2.1 Arrange disinfection according to organisational and statutory requirements.

2.2 Flush and/or slug clean or swab the relevant section of the distribution system according to the required standard using approved techniques.

2.3 Dispose of flushing according to organisational requirements.

3Test the pipeline system.

3.1 Fill the distribution system slowly and flush systematically to expel air and debris.

3.2 Determine the correct test pressure for the pipeline and fit gauges of the correct range to test equipment.

3.3 Carry out testing procedures according to specifications and organisational requirements.

3.4 Accurately locate and report failed pipes, joints and fittings and reschedule testing.

3.5 Vacuum test concrete access chambers using standard techniques.

4Commission the distribution system.

4.1 Ensure the distribution system is made operational according to specifications and organisational procedures.

4.2 Check, maintain and store equipment, tools and materials according to manufacturer's guidelines and organisational procedures.

4.3 Restore the work site to meet environmental and organisational requirements.

5Review record and report results.

5.1 Maintain workplace records according to organisational and statutory requirements.

5.2 Maintain calibration records and certificates according to organisational and statutory requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP309B appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP30107 - Certificate III in Water Operations