Construct turf playing surfaces

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCTRF301, 'Construct turf playing surfaces'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Plan for construction activities

1.1 Identify the construction site and the construction method

1.2 Take representative samples for soil tests

1.3 Locate services and utilities, check depths against the site plan and report discrepancies to the supervisor

1.4 Consider the site history when planning construction details

1.5 Determine likely consequences of site aspect, features and run-off from adjacent sites and incorporated in construction plans

1.6 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks, implement controls

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

2. Survey and lay out the construction site

2.1 Set up surveying equipment and establish and record existing levels and temporary benchmark

2.2 Set new levels and place pegs according to specifications

2.3 Determine the existing lay of the land and proposed contours

2.4 Shape new contours into the proposed site

3. Prepare for construction work

3.1 Obtain or develop plans for the new construction profile

3.2 Estimate and cost materials

3.3 Schedule work in a logical, timely and effective manner

4. Set out site for construction

4.1 Check and verify boundaries and features against the actual site and existing features

4.2 Check finishing levels, provision for drainage and irrigation to ensure nominated levels are workable

4.3 Check all measurements against the construction plan, peg out the construction area and account for variances

5. Excavate the construction site

5.1 Remove and stockpile excess soil in a designated area

5.2 Grade the base to the level and slope specified in the design

5.3 Consolidate the base of the profile to achieve uniform compaction over the entire site

5.4 Install sub-surface irrigation system components to the required depth and design specified in the plan

6. Install drainage system

6.1 Dig drainage trenches to the depth specified in the plan

6.2 Lay drainage material on the base of the trench, install pipes and cover trenches

7. Install soil profile

7.1 Calculate quantities of material to be spread over the area

7.2 Compact each profile layer to reflect the final contour

7.3 Ensure the interface between profile layers is uniform and unbroken

7.4 Mix soil amendments thoroughly and apply evenly over the area

7.5 Give the finished surface a final levelling and consolidate in readiness for planting