Develop and review surface water management plan

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 NWP517B, 'Develop and review surface water management plan'.
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 for management of surface water flows and quality.

1.1 Identify and interpret surface water flow requirements.

1.2 Identify and interpret water flow, quality and quantity requirements, including release.

1.3 Identify and interpret historic source water flow and system capacity information.

1.4 Identify and interpret environmental flows that impact on water flows and quality.

1.5 Identify and interpret environmental factors that impact on surface water.

1.6 Identify, interpret and review the current status of resource and operational protocols.

2Develop the surface water management plan.

2.1 Identify and interpret surface water management requirements.

2.2 Identify, interpret and validate stakeholder requirements that impact on surface water.

2.3 Develop a surface water management plan.

3Review the surface water management plan.

3.1 Analyse and report deviations from planned performance measures.

3.2 Review objectives of the management and implementation plans.

3.3 Review parameters for water usage and quality through monitoring and testing programs.

3.4 Make recommendations for changes to plan objectives and procedures, and usage and quality parameters.

3.5 Provide advice and guidance to water users and stakeholders.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP517B appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP50107 - Diploma of Water Operations
  • AHC51110 - Diploma of Conservation and Land Management