Monitor turf health

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 RTF3023A, 'Monitor turf health'.
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


Prepare for monitoring activities


The turf site to be monitored, nature and regularity of monitoring, and time constraints for delivering reports are identified according to enterprise work procedures.


Plant tissue and soil analysis consultants are identified and their sampling specifications determined in consultation with the supervisor and/or consultants.


Monitoring tools and equipment are selected according to enterprise work procedures.


Pre-operational and safety checks are carried out on tools and equipment according to manufacturers specifications and enterprise work procedures.


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


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


Collect soil and plant tissue samples


Samples for off-site testing are collected from a representative area and prepared, packaged, accurately labelled and dispatched according to consultants requirements and enterprise work procedures.


On-site soil tests are performed according to testing instrument instructions, industry codes of practice and enterprise work procedures.


Divots are replaced from soil sampling sites and waste materials disposed of according to enterprise work procedures.


Sampling tools and equipment are cleaned of all residue and returned to storage according to manufacturers' specifications and enterprise work procedures.


Results of analysis are recorded and compared with acceptable parameters according to researched and experiential awareness.


Recommendations are determined for remedial action to address analytically identified deficiencies, and to meet target chemical balances according to researched and experiential awareness, and enterprise work procedures.


Visually monitor turf health


Monitoring of turf health is undertaken according to OHS requirements.


Health indicators of the turf are assessed visually with reference to researched and experiential awareness, site conditions, seasonal conditions, and according to enterprise work procedures.


Deficiencies in turf quality are identified visually with reference to researched and experiential awareness, site conditions, seasonal conditions, and according to enterprise work procedures.


Reports and recommendations are made to the supervisor according to enterprise work procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTF3023A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS30510 - Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
  • RGR40708 - Certificate IV in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)
  • RGR50408 - Diploma of Racing Services (Track Management)
  • RGR30508 - Certificate III in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)