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 RTF3001A, '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

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Plan for construction activities


The construction site for high performance turf playing surfaces and the construction method are identified according to the site and construction plans and enterprise work procedures.


Soil tests of existing soil are undertaken using representative samples, and according to testing instrument instructions and enterprise work procedures.


Locations and layout of services and utilities are identified, depths checked against the site or construction plan, and discrepancies are reported to the supervisor and the relevant authorities.


History of site is determined and taken into account in planning construction details.


Likely consequences of site aspect, features and run-off from adjacent sites are determined and incorporated in site and construction plans.


OHS hazards are identified, risks assessed, controls implemented and reported to the supervisor.


Suitable safety equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) are selected, used and maintained.


Survey the construction site


Surveying equipment is set up and used according to industry standards.


Existing levels are surveyed and temporary benchmark established. Details are recorded accurately and legibly according to industry standards.


New levels are set according to specifications and pegs placed according to industry convention.


Contour map with reduced levels and a cross section is developed and drawn using accepted industry symbols and mapping conventions.


Prepare for construction work


Enterprise work team, contractors and design consultants are identified and, where required, engaged.


Work tasks are scheduled in a logical, timely and effective manner in consultation with the supervisor.


Materials required are estimated and costed according to accepted industry practice and ordered.


Plans for the new construction profile are obtained or developed.


Set out site for construction


Symbols and terminology are interpreted to ensure the concept of the construction plan is clearly understood according to industry practice


Boundaries and features contained in the site and construction plans are checked and verified against the actual site and existing features.


Finishing levels, provision for drainage and irrigation, and drainage head of the site are identified and checked against the construction plan to ensure nominated levels are workable.


Measurements are checked against the construction plan, the construction area is pegged out, and variances are notified to the supervisor according to enterprise work procedures.


Excavate the construction site


Excess soil is removed and the construction site cleared with the stockpile being placed in a designated area according to enterprise work procedures.


The base is graded to the level and slope specified in the base design.


The base of the profile is consolidated to achieve uniform compaction over the entire site according to the construction plan.


Sub-surface irrigation system components and fittings are installed to the required depth and design specified in the construction plan.


Install drainage system


Drainage trenches are dug to the required depth and design specified in the construction plan.


Drainage material is laid on the base of the trench, pipes are laid/installed, and trenches are covered according to industry standards.


Install soil profile


Quantities of material required to be spread over the designated area are calculated and measured according to the construction plan.


Equipment is calibrated according to manufacturers guidelines to distribute the required amount of material over the designated area.


7.2 Each profile layer is compacted to reflect the final contour.


7.3 The interface between profile layers is uniform and unbroken according to the construction plan and enterprise work procedures.


7.4 Soil amendments are prepared according to enterprise work procedures, mixed thoroughly and applied evenly over the designated area.


7.5 The finishing soil surface is given a final levelling and consolidated, ready for planting, according to the construction plan and enterprise work procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTF3001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS30510 - Certificate III in Sport and Recreation