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Level 4

Demonstrate knowledge of irrigation systems, components, and performance
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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20955 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: irrigation systems; irrigation system components, faulty components, and blockages; and irrigation system performance.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standards 25139, 25140, 25141, 25135, have been replaced by unit standard 28932

20956 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to confirm water delivery specifications for an irrigation system, and perform hydraulic calculations for a pressurised irrigation system.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of efficiency statistics, calculate KPIs and determine irrigation requirements
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 28926 and unit standard 28935

20957 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of population sampling techniques used in irrigation; perform statistical calculations relevant to irrigation; calculate key performance indicators (KPIs) of irrigation systems; and determine irrigation requirements for a specified situation.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of water, and determine application rates, for irrigation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 20957 have been replaced by unit standard 28935

20958 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the rationale for, and the regional use of, irrigation, legislation governing water use for irrigation, water volume, sources, and quality requirements for irrigation; and determine the rate and amount of water to apply for a given irrigation situation.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Carry out on-site evaluations of irrigation systems
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 28925 and unit standard 28926

20959 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan and conduct on-site irrigation system evaluations; and carry out post-evaluation and pre-leaving checks.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe water metering and soil moisture devices and their selection, for measuring performance of irrigation systems
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2022.

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25136 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who design irrigation systems. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe water metering and soil moisture devices for irrigation systems and their installation, and selection and critical point locations of devices to assess performance of an irrigation system.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe irrigation system installation requirements, and prepare, and record information for, a commissioning plan
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 25138 have been replaced by unit standard 28933

25137 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who design, install, or commission irrigation systems. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the requirements for installation of irrigation systems and components; and prepare a commissioning plan, design system requirements, and record design and as-built information, for the commissioning of irrigation systems and components.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe control systems, pump starters, and electricity, for irrigation systems
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standards 25139, 25140, 25135, 20956 have been replaced by unit standard 28932

25141 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who design irrigation systems. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe systems and pump starters for irrigation design; and demonstrate knowledge of compliance requirements of electrical installation and maintenance, and the use of electricity for irrigation systems.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Carry out an irrigation system performance assessment

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 20959.

28925 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to plan and carry out an on-site irrigation system performance assessment.

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CMR 179 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Interpret irrigation system performance results against system specifications, and report findings

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 20959, 20957 and 20960

28926 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and describe irrigation system specifications and KPIs and their implications on system performance; interpret results of irrigation system performance; and report findings from the irrigation system performance assessment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 179 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Determine irrigation system requirements for a commercial enterprise

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28934 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the Resource Management Act and the implications for sustainable use of water for irrigation; describe soil, crop and climate characteristics and their impacts on an irrigation system; prepare a design brief for an irrigation system.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 179 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Carry out seasonal irrigation system scheduling for an irrigation site

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 20958 and unit standard 20957.

28935 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify irrigation site characteristics and weather forecast conditions; schedule irrigation events and identify their impact on the seasonal progress of the irrigation schedule; and carry out a cost benefit analysis for applying water during an irrigation event and recommend a course of action.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 179 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Manage the planning, operation and maintenance of an irrigation system

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28936 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: develop a site-specific operation and maintenance plan for an irrigation system; and manage the operation and maintenance of an irrigation system.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 179 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 5

Analyse on-site irrigation system evaluation data, and prepare reports
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standards 20959 and 20957 have been replaced by unit standard 28926

20960 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse collected data to determine system performance and seasonal efficiency; and prepare irrigation system evaluation reports.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Develop an operation and maintenance instructions manual for irrigation systems
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and 25137 have been replaced by unit standard 28933

25138 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who design and/or operate irrigation systems. People credited with this unit standard are able to write instructions for the manual covering the operation and maintenance of irrigation systems in accordance with design specifications, component requirements, and the Irrigation Design Code of Practice.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of pumps and motors, and their selection, for irrigation systems
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standards 25140, 25141, 25135, 20956 have been replaced by unit standard 28932

25139 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who design irrigation systems. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of pumps and motors; demonstrate knowledge of affinity laws, and their effect on pump performance; calculate Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH), describe factors causing cavitation, and check NPSH available against NPSH required, in accordance with the Irrigation Design Code of Practice; and describe the selection criteria, and calculate capital and annualised operating costs, for pump and motor combinations for irrigation systems.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Determine irrigation system hydraulic gradeline, surge implications, and performance, and describe speciality valves
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standards 25139, 25141, 25135, 20956 have been replaced by unit standard 28932

25140 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who design irrigation systems. People credited with this unit standard are able to: calculate the hydraulic gradeline for a pipeline system; carry out surge analysis for an irrigation pipeline system; perform an irrigation system performance analysis; and describe the operation and function of speciality valves, determine their requirement in irrigation pipeline systems, and their influence on hydraulic gradeline.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Select, oversee installation, and commission a full pipe water measurement system

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27445 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who are responsible for the selection, overseeing installation, and commissioning of full pipe water measurement systems. People credited with this unit standard are able to: select a full pipe water measurement system; prepare for and oversee installation of a full pipe water measurement system; and commission the full pipe water measurement system and complete an installation report.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 179 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Carry out a full pipe water measurement system verification

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27556 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who are responsible for the verification of full pipe water measurement devices required for water permit holders to meet their obligations. People credited with this unit standard are able to: select an appropriate full pipe water measurement system verification methodology; prepare for and carry out a full pipe water measurement system verification; and complete a full pipe water measurement system verification report.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 179 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Plan an irrigation system

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standards 25139, 25140, 25141, 25135, and 20956.

28932 Unit Standard 75 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: select a system to best fit the client specifications and design brief; and determine the distribution, pumping and control components for an irrigation system.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 179 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Prepare the design and delivery documentation for an irrigation system

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standards 25137 and 25138.

28933 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare a design report and contract, an installation and commissioning programme; create as-built drawings; and produce an operation and maintenance manual for an irrigation system.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 179 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 6

Plan and design, and prepare a design report and drawings, for irrigation systems
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standards 25139, 24140, 25141, 20956 have been replaced by unit standard 28932

25135 Unit Standard 30 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who design irrigation systems. People credited with this unit standard are able to, in accordance with the Irrigation Design Code of Practice: consult with the client, and establish a design brief for an irrigation system; determine irrigation system design parameters; select an irrigation method; design the irrigation system; and prepare a design report and drawings in accordance with organisational procedures.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Data as at 26 September 2022