Report on a water supply topic or improvement

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Report on a water supply topic or improvement
Level
5
Credits
12
Purpose
People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify a water supply
topic or operating problem and describe its history; research the water supply
topic or operating problem using several techniques; and report on potential
solutions, or improvements to the water supply operating problem or topic.
Subfield
Water Industry
Domain
Water Treatment
Status
Registered
Status date
19 September 2008
Date version published
19 September 2008
Planned review date
31 December 2013
Entry information
Open.
Accreditation
Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA, industry
and teaching professional in the same field from another
provider.
Standard setting body (SSB)
Primary Industry Training Organisation
Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference
0179
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Special notes
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Definitions
Organisational procedures – instructions to staff, and procedures which are
documented in memo or manual format and are available in the workplace. These
requirements include but are not limited to – site specific requirements,
manufacturers’ specifications, product quality specifications, and legislative or
regulatory requirements;
Water treatment plant – a site where at least two treatment processes are used to
improve raw water treatment quality for the purposes of a potable water treatment
supply.
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Assessment
For the purposes of this unit standard the report should be at least 3000 words
(excluding graphics) and should be peer reviewed prior to submission for
assessment.
Elements and performance criteria
Element 1
Identify a water supply topic or operating problem and describe its history.
Performance criteria
1.1
The water supply topic or operating problem is described in terms of purpose,
scope, history, and organisational procedures.
Range
1.2
plant operating data, monitoring results, regulatory authority
reports, customer complaints, financial budgets, safety.
The significance of the water supply topic or operating problem is described in
terms of the data required and options for resolution.
Element 2
Research the water supply topic or operating problem using several techniques.
Performance criteria
2.1
References are accessed and relevant information is gathered and summarised
in terms of validity and relevance.
Range
2.2
examples of trade literature texts – association journals,
manufacturer’s publications, texts;
examples of internet sites – keyword searches, equipment
suppliers, institution and consultant pages.
Plants with similar problems or improvement opportunities are consulted and
relevant information is gathered and summarised in terms of validity and
relevance.
Range
two of – plant visits, telephone, fax or email correspondence,
conferences.
Element 3
Report on potential solutions or improvements to the water supply operating problem or
topic.
Performance criteria
3.1
The executive summary of the report is consistent with the potential solutions,
or improvements to the operating problems.
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3.2
Material gathered from each form of research is collated, analysed, and
summarised consistent with potential options, and proposed solutions or
improvements.
3.3
The body of the report identifies and compares options for remedying the
problem or perspectives of the topic.
Range
3.4
The report is produced in accordance with organisational procedures.
Range
3.5
at least one of – cost, effectiveness;
may include but is not limited to – tables, graphs, text, diagrams.
format – numbering system, indentations, figures and tables, type
style and size.
The language of the report is appropriate for the specified audience.
Range
tone, register, vocabulary, grammar, syntax.
Please note
Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated
authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against
unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register
credits from assessment against unit standards.
Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards
must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations
wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for
tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the Primary Industry Training Organisation [email protected] if
you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.
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