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Unit of competency details

AHCTRF202 - Prepare turf surfaces for play (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCTRF202A - Prepare turf surfaces for playThis unit is equivalent to AHCTRF202A Prepare turf surfaces for play. 26/Jun/2016
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHCTRF205 - Assist in the preparation of turf surfaces for playTitle changed. Elements and performance criteria clarified. Foundation skill added. Performance evidence, knowledge evidence and assessment conditions expanded. 20/Oct/2019

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 27/Jun/2016


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050301 Horticulture  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050301 Horticulture  14/Oct/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare sports turf surfaces for play.

It applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. They undertake defined activities and work in a structured context.

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

Turf (TRF)

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. Prepare the site to be mown

1.1 Locate services affecting the turf surface using site plans

1.2 Identify permanent obstacles and work health and safety hazards, assess risks and implement controls

1.3 Remove and replace obstacles before and after mowing

1.4 Report abnormal conditions or changes in the appearance of the site

2. Prepare equipment for mowing

2.1 Select appropriate tools, equipment and machinery

2.2 Calibrate the mower and adjust to height according to the manufacturer's guidelines

2.3 Complete pre-operational checks of tools, equipment and machinery

2.4 Select, use and maintain suitable personal protective equipment (PPE)

2.5 Erect suitable safety warning notices during work periods

3. Mow playing surface

3.1 Assess grass appearance and report changes in appearance

3.2 Match the mower to any implement attached to it

3.3 Maintain continuous oversight of mowing activities

4. Undertake final preparation of playing surface

4.1 Select appropriate line marking tools

4.2 Measure lengths and angles to locate markers and match play equipment

4.3 Complete marking out for to the intended playing surface use

4.4 Place markers and play equipment where necessary

4.5 Record or report work outcomes

Foundation Skills

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

Range of Conditions

Unit Mapping Information

This unit is equivalent to AHCTRF202A Prepare turf surfaces for play.

Links

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

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

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:

  • determine the condition of the existing surface with advice from senior greenkeepers for subsequent routine preparations, treatments and turf cultural practices
  • prepare a turf surface or sports playing field according to the rules of the game
  • use turf surface preparation machinery and equipment safely according to manufacturer’s specifications to achieve the desired playing surface outcome

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • principles and practices of turf preparation for play
  • competition playing requirements affecting preparation of the turf surface
  • effect of adverse outdoor climatic conditions
  • effective and safe use of tools and machinery
  • high performance uses of turf surfaces
  • irrigation and drainage system design and operational techniques
  • potential public nature of turf renovation work sites
  • purpose of turf surface preparation in maintaining turf presentation
  • various requirements of turf species and their cultural requirements

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.

Links

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