Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

SIFBGM001B Mapping and Delivery Guide
Provide general grounds care

Version 1.0
Issue Date: November 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency SIFBGM001B - Provide general grounds care
Description This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to carry out basic maintenance of grassed and planted areas, such as garden beds and landscape works.
Employability Skills This unit contains employability skills.
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit applies to service industry staff involved in grounds maintenance, such as those working in cemeteries, crematoria and holiday parks and resorts. It involves working under supervision.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.
Prerequisites/co-requisites Nil
Competency Field Building and Grounds Maintenance
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Maintain grassed areas.
  • Liaise with appropriate staff to identify and confirm work requirements.
  • Select, prepare and use mowing tools and equipment according to supervisor instructions, workplace policies and procedures, and relevant legislation.
  • Trim edges according to workplace policies and procedures.
  • Apply fertiliser according to supervisor instructions and workplace policies and procedures.
       
Element: Weed grassed and planted areas.
  • Identify weeds to be removed according to supervisor instructions.
  • Select, prepare and use weeding tools and equipment according to workplace policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and administer weed treatments according to supervisor instructions, workplace policies and procedures, and relevant legislation.
  • Remove and dispose of weeds according to workplace policies and procedures.
  • Clean site according to workplace policies and procedures.
       
Element: Water grassed and planted areas.
  • Select, prepare and use watering tools and equipment according to supervisor instructions and workplace policies and procedures.
  • Apply water to grass and plants according to supervisor instructions and workplace policies and procedures.
  • Drain, clean and store equipment according to manufacturer guidelines and workplace policies and procedures.
       
Element: Maintain plants in healthy condition.
  • Apply fertiliser according to supervisor instructions and workplace policies and procedures.
  • Treat dead, diseased and damaged plants according to supervisor instructions and workplace policies and procedures.
  • Clean, maintain and store tools and equipment according to manufacturer guidelines, workplace policies and procedures, and relevant legislation.
       


Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Evidence of the following is essential:

ability to select, prepare, use, clean and maintain the required tools and equipment according to supervisor instructions and manufacturer guidelines

the ongoing care and maintenance of grass and plants inclusive of weed control and diseased and damaged plants

knowledge of different weed types and associated treatment controls

providing different types of general grounds care on multiple occasions to ensure consistency of performance and ability to respond to different situations.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure:

demonstration of skills in an environment that has plants and grass, including plants in different states of repair

access to weed treatments and fertiliser

access to watering, weeding and mowing equipment and personal protective equipment.

Methods of assessment

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

observation of candidate demonstrating appropriate planning and preparation for work; maintaining grassed areas; applying fertiliser; treating and removing weeds, and diseased and damaged plants; watering grass and plants; and cleaning up work site

written or verbal questioning to assess knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and workplace policies and procedures with regard to providing general grounds care

review of portfolios of evidence and third-party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate.

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

SIFBGM002A Maintain property and structures.

Employability skills embedded in this unit should be assessed holistically with other relevant units that make up the skill set or qualification and in the context of the job role.


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

Required skills

safe handling techniques for chemicals, tools and equipment

communication skills, including active listening and questioning techniques to determine, clarify and inform work requirements

literacy and numeracy skills to interpret manufacturer guidelines for use and maintenance of tools and equipment and accurately calculate application of fertiliser

organisational and self-management skills to complete required tasks according to supervisor instructions and workplace policies and procedures.

Required knowledge

types and characteristics of annual and perennial weeds

water and general health requirements of plants

chemical and non-chemical weed treatment control measures

vehicle handling procedures for turf maintenance equipment where driving on public roads is required

broad working knowledge of relevant federal, state or territory, and local government legislation and regulations relating to OHS and safe use and storage of chemicals, tools and equipment

environmental impacts in relation to general grounds care and minimal impact practices to reduce these, especially those that relate to resource, water and energy use

correct and environmentally sound disposal methods for all types of waste and in particular for hazardous substance, spoiled and diseased plant material and those that have a propensity to propagate weeds.

workplace policies and procedures regarding general grounds care

operating and maintenance requirements of relevant hand tools and equipment.

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Appropriate staff may include:

supervisor

manager.

Work requirements may include:

height to which grass needs to be mown

pattern for grass to be mown

mowing distances from tree trunks and shrubs.

Mowing tools and equipment may include:

2-stroke pedestrian and ride-on rotary mowers

4-stroke pedestrian and ride-on rotary mowers

cylinder mowers

motorised blowers

pavement sweepers

diesel ride-on mowers and sweepers

turf edging machines

brush cutters.

Workplace policies and procedures may include:

standard operating policies and procedures

standards and certification requirements

quality assurance procedures

OHS procedures, such as:

workplace environment and safety

use of personal protective equipment

manual handling procedures

use of tools and equipment

material handling procedures, including hazardous materials

emergency procedures, including fire and accident procedures.

workplace practices in regards to environmental considerations.

Relevant legislation and regulations may include:

OHS

cemetery Acts and by-laws

local government regulations

Public Health Act

Environment Protection Act

Australian standards

Worksafe Australia certification and standards.

Weeds may include:

those occurring in a specified workplace or region that may impact on quality of the garden or turf.

Weeding tools and equipment may include:

personal protective equipment

motorised blowers

hand edging tools

spades

forks

rakes

hoes

brooms

knives

trowels

wheelbarrows.

Weed treatments may include:

chemical or cultural control

mechanised and non-mechanised operations.

Disposal may include:

composting

bagging and removal

burying.

Watering tools and equipment may include:

personal protective equipment

hoses

sprinklers.

Plants may include:

trees

shrubs

native ground covers

exotic ground covers.

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Liaise with appropriate staff to identify and confirm work requirements. 
Select, prepare and use mowing tools and equipment according to supervisor instructions, workplace policies and procedures, and relevant legislation. 
Trim edges according to workplace policies and procedures. 
Apply fertiliser according to supervisor instructions and workplace policies and procedures. 
Identify weeds to be removed according to supervisor instructions. 
Select, prepare and use weeding tools and equipment according to workplace policies and procedures. 
Prepare and administer weed treatments according to supervisor instructions, workplace policies and procedures, and relevant legislation. 
Remove and dispose of weeds according to workplace policies and procedures. 
Clean site according to workplace policies and procedures. 
Select, prepare and use watering tools and equipment according to supervisor instructions and workplace policies and procedures. 
Apply water to grass and plants according to supervisor instructions and workplace policies and procedures. 
Drain, clean and store equipment according to manufacturer guidelines and workplace policies and procedures. 
Apply fertiliser according to supervisor instructions and workplace policies and procedures. 
Treat dead, diseased and damaged plants according to supervisor instructions and workplace policies and procedures. 
Clean, maintain and store tools and equipment according to manufacturer guidelines, workplace policies and procedures, and relevant legislation. 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

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