HORT346 – Maintain Irrigation

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Module code
HORT346
Module title
Maintain Irrigation
Prescription
The aim of this module is to develop student’s knowledge and skill in maintaining an irrigation system in horticulture.
Programmes
  • SX1702
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
5
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
33
Self directed hours
17
Total learning hours
50
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate understanding of filters
Repair a leaking or broken irrigation pipe according to workplace procedures
Carry out pre-season maintenance of an irrigation system according to workplace procedures
Maintain an irrigation system for a period of three consecutive months according to workplace procedures
Content
- Types, working principles and maintenance of filters
- Repairing damaged pipe, replacement equipment
- Water and pressure loss, sealing leaks
- Restoring pipes
- Component check and clean
- System flush
- Replacing damaged components
- Daily inspections, identifying and reporting blocked emitters and leaks
- Diary of maintenance work
- Portable irrigation system; stop, move and start
- Maintain irrigation components, leak and pressure variation
- Measuring and recording emitter output per unit area
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Theoretical face-to-face and online sessions including tutorials, workshops, group activities, discussion, workbooks, independent learning, and assignments.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is competency-based. In order to pass this module, students must attempt and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard.