Develop sports turf management programs

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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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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 AHCTRF503, 'Develop sports turf management programs'.
Google Links
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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. Research turf management principles and practices

1.1 Establish or develop project briefs

1.2 Determine principles underpinning sports turf growth and development as appropriate for site conditions

1.3 Identify and consider environmental impacts of the turf management programs

2. Determine turf management program scope and objectives

2.1 Undertake a site assessment is undertaken that includes the assessment of the turf growing environment, the resources available for on-going turf maintenance, the source of water and its quantity and quality, the type of turf and its condition, intended use and intensity of use

2.2 Estimate the program duration and resource requirements

2.3 Develop a program schedule and budget that reflects the approach taken to the turf management programs

2.4 Review and confirm the turf management program with others

3. Communicate turf management programs to others

3.1 Identify and confirm current turf management practices for the project requirements

3.2 Record and communicate the intended programs in an appropriate format to staff and management or client

3.3 Identify and communicate key parts of the turf management program that involve others

3.4 Develop project schedules and timelines

4. Record and review turf management programs for use by others

4.1 Inspect turf regularly and implement changes to the management plan according to the monitoring process

4.2 Monitor the turf management program and consider and communicate changes to the program

4.3 Record information from team meetings

4.4 Report and file information for future use