Maintain pool environments

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 HLTGM305B, 'Maintain pool environments'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Maintain pool environments' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Monitor pool water quality


Carry out routine regular water testing according to organisation procedures and regulatory requirements


Test water for pH level, total alkalinity and chlorine levels


Visually check water quality regularly and initiate corrective action


Accurately read levels and compare with prescribed levels


Identify special problems and report to the appropriate person(s)


Observe state and local government health requirements


Conduct pool monitoring according to state and local health requirements


Complete and maintain records according to state and local health requirements and organisation reporting procedures


Action water problems


Accurately diagnose special water quality problems and determine treatment


Identify problem requiring specialist assistance and notify the appropriate person(s)


Ensure safe use of chemicals


Identify chemical to-up requirements and carefully measure


Distribute chemicals to pools at correct time and in correct quantities according to organisation procedures


Lift and carry chemicals using correct lifting techniques and appropriate equipment


Identify and handle hazardous chemicals according to OHS guidelines


Wear appropriate protective clothing when handling chemicals


Test discharge


Test the discharge to be drained off to ensure compliance with local government and environmental legislation


Record pool water treatments and corrective action according to organisation specifications and promptly report to the appropriate person(s)


Monitor water volumes


Regularly test water volumes to ensure that damage to the filtration systems is avoided and pump efficiency is maintained


Maintain equipment


Conduct testing of pumps and filtration equipment on a regular basis, according to organisation procedures


Diagnose faults with plant and equipment and implement action according to organisation procedures


Rectify faults and problems requiring routine maintenance


Carry out preventative maintenance of plant and equipment for the long term protection of assets according to organisation procedures and supplier/manufacturer specifications


Identify problems requiring specialist assistance and notify the appropriate person(s)


Monitor w


Conduct regular cleaning according to organisation procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTGM305B appears in the following qualifications:

  • RGR40108 - Certificate IV in Racing (Racehorse Trainer)
  • RGR20408 - Certificate II in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)
  • RGR30508 - Certificate III in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)