Plan and design water supply and disposal systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 SFIAQUA507C, 'Plan and design water supply and disposal systems'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine design requirements

1.1. Watertypes and water sources are determined so that water budget is developed to ensure water is available in sufficient quantities at all times.

1.2. Water and soil quality are determined to ensure appropriate environment is provided for cultured or held stock and past records are analysed to determine water flow variability.

1.3. Water transfer, recharge, reuse and treatment systems are designed to conserve natural resources and match requirements for cultured or held stock.

1.4. Culture or holding structures and systems are positioned to make the best use of water resources.

1.5. Water requirements are matched with enterprise production forecasts, expansion plans and seasonal variation.

1.6. Process of collecting or storing water does not degrade the water quality for the enterprise or the environment.

1.7. Design calculations and decisions are documented to enterprise requirements and construction specifications define the work required to make suitable water available to the enterprise.

1.8. Environmentally sensitive areas are identified and protected according to local, state, territory and national legislation and land degradation issues are identified.

1.9. Allowable effluent standards are determined.

2. Define pumping and power systems

2.1. Pumps are selected, on the basis of expert advice, to deliver water efficiently from the water source or storage, when needed, and at the flow and pressure required to operate the distribution system to the design specifications.

2.2. Pump motor combinations are efficient, reliable, functional, serviceable and flexible for the intended application.

2.3. Relationship between capital and operational costs is optimised, including a comparison of energy sources.

2.4. Structures, valves, accessories and performance indicators are selected and integrated into a functional system that can be monitored and maintained according to enterprise procedures.

2.5. Design calculations and decisions are documented.

2.6. Construction specifications define work required to make suitable pumping and power system available to enterprise.

2.7. Power supply design specification is checked with power authorities.

2.8. Risks associated with power configurations, personal safety, water pressures and loads are identified and minimised through system design and appropriate operating procedures.

3. Design a distribution system

3.1. Detailed topographic survey is commissioned or an accurate map is obtained showing extent, pond/tank layout, physical constraints and contours with suitable interval.

3.2. Excavation and earth moving plan is developed and internal or outside personnel, labour and machinery identified.

3.3. Water budgets are determined according to evaporation and seepage characteristics and water usage practices.

3.4. Distribution systems are evaluated and designed according to a range of key variables, including the ability to isolate areas/systems for disease control or maintenance.

3.5. Pipes, valves and fittings are sized according to design system specifications so that capital cost is balanced against operation costs over the anticipated system life.

3.6. Flows, water levels and pressures are achievable for the pumps.

3.7. Mechanisms for controlling and adjusting pressure are included and isolation valves direct water to areas with different water flow schedules.

3.8. Channel systems and attendant structures are designed according to system requirements and channel flow velocities are calculated.

3.9. Soil types are compared for erodibility, and suitable fill selected for construction.

3.10. Construction plans and specifications define work required to achieve the desired standards of uniformity and efficiency of water application.

4. Design a drainage, storage and treatment system

4.1. Regional geology and geography is investigated to predict sustainability of pond construction and water storage.

4.2. Site investigations determine depth of clay, depth of ground water, soil and water salinity and structural or chemical impediments and calculations, and costings determine the most cost-effective storage system.

4.3. Designs are developed in conjunction with contractors and authorities.

4.4. Drains and structures are capable of carrying the design water volumes and flow intensities.

4.5. Waste water treatment structures are incorporated.

5. Determine capital expense budget

5.1. Design calculations and decisions are documented and relevant information communicated clearly through plans, specifications and manuals.

5.2. Design output is checked by a competent designer against enterprise objectives.

5.3. Material requirements are determined and documented from plans and specifications.

5.4. Labour requirements are estimated based upon documented work schedule with reasonable allowance for variances in work schedules.

5.5. Costing attributed to each component is based upon quoted information from suppliers or sound analysis of individual elements.

6. Establish management procedures

6.1. Operating expense budget confirms all expenses applicable are applied to the completed water supply and disposal system.

6.2. Contingency plans are developed in the event of reduced water quality or quantity.

6.3. Procedure is developed for handling notifications from authorities pertaining to water supply and disposal.

6.4. Involvement is undertaken in an integrated regional approach to water monitoring, quality and quantity supply issues and future planning.

6.5. Mechanisation or automation of process or activity, including the use of specialised contract services, is researched and introduced.

6.6. Record keeping procedures are established for managing water supply and disposal system that meet administrative, enterprise and regulatory requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFIAQUA507C appears in the following qualifications: