Unit of competency details

AHCIRG333 - Maintain pressurised irrigation systems (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
FWP - Forest and Wood Products Training PackageForest and Wood Products Training Package 3.0-4.0 
FBP - Food, Beverage and PharmaceuticalFood, Beverage and Pharmaceutical 2.0 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.0-1.1,2.0-3.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
FWP20116 - Certificate II in Forest Growing and ManagementCertificate II in Forest Growing and Management 
FBP30918 - Certificate III in Wine Industry OperationsCertificate III in Wine Industry Operations 
AHC33416 - Certificate III in Seed ProductionCertificate III in Seed Production 
AHC33216 - Certificate III in FloricultureCertificate III in Floriculture 1-3 
AHC32416 - Certificate III in IrrigationCertificate III in Irrigation 1-2 
AHC31316 - Certificate III in Sports Turf ManagementCertificate III in Sports Turf Management 
AHC31116 - Certificate III in Production NurseryCertificate III in Production Nursery 1-4 
AHC31016 - Certificate III in Parks and GardensCertificate III in Parks and Gardens 
AHC30716 - Certificate III in HorticultureCertificate III in Horticulture 1-2 
AHC30616 - Certificate III in Production HorticultureCertificate III in Production Horticulture 1-3 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030907 Water And Sanitary Engineering  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030907 Water And Sanitary Engineering  14/Oct/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release Number

TP Version

Comments

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Application

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to implement a low volume or sprinkler irrigation maintenance program.

It applies to individuals who take responsibility for own work and for the quality of the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil.

Unit Sector

Irrigation (IRG)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Interpret a low volume irrigation maintenance program

1.1 Determine the scope of maintenance

1.2 Determine the frequency of maintenance works

1.3 Establish irrigation maintenance standards

1.4 Plan and prepare maintenance works

1.5 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks and implement suitable controls

1.6 Identify environmental considerations of irrigation maintenance activities

1.7 Select and use suitable personal protective equipment

2. Inspect an irrigation system

2.1 Create an inspection checklist and inspect the system regularly

2.2 Identify remedial action required and undertake repairs to restore system to full effectiveness

2.3 Undertake servicing of mechanical equipment

2.4 Assess the results of maintenance works and record to ensure repairs or maintenance standards have been achieved

3. Carry out periodic system maintenance

3.1 Record damage and blockages with contaminants by damage type, location and the section of the system affected

3.2 Record and report damaged or faulty components and computer control systems and take action to effect repairs

3.3 Implement end of season maintenance procedures

3.4 Implement routine and preventative maintenance procedures

4. Record and report maintenance activities

4.1 Restore site and clear materials and equipment from the site on completion of maintenance works

4.2 Complete maintenance and servicing records

4.3 Record parts removed or replaced

4.4 Record or report faults and breakages

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Unit Mapping Information

New unit - no equivalent.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release Number

TP Version

Comments

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Performance Evidence

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

  • check connections and controllers
  • check sprinkler/emitter output and function
  • confirm operational pressures
  • ensure proper operation of automatic flush valves
  • interpret and apply maintenance procedures
  • remove, service and replace valves and filters
  • test irrigation equipment

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • principles and practices of irrigation system maintenance
  • characteristics and operation of pipes, joints, valves, emitters
  • common operational and maintenance problems
  • components of an irrigation system
  • operation of pumps and water flow rates
  • sprinkler/low volume irrigation system components

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

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