Carry out grounds maintenance

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 THTGTM02B, 'Carry out grounds maintenance'.
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


Perform routine gardening activities


Carry out routine gardening activities, following any directions from a supervisor or other designated person.


Select and use appropriate equipment safely and according to manufacturer's instructions.


Follow proven gardening techniques.


Wear correct/required clothing according to type of work being completed and prevailing conditions.


Carry out tasks according to schedules.


Cause minimum disruption to customers and colleagues.


Meet quality requirements for completed work.


Clean work areas following completion of work.


Identify problems requiring specialist assistance and seek help from the appropriate person.


Observe safe workplace practices.


Monitor the appearance and quality of grounds and gardens


Identify sickly and unsightly plants and either treat or remove them.


Keep grounds free of litter.


Maintain lawns in the condition specified by the enterprise.


Keep garden beds and lawns free of weeds.


Identify hazards and take action promptly within the scope of individual responsibility.


Identify ways of improving grounds and gardens presentation and make suggestions to the appropriate supervisor or other person.


Perform administrative tasks


Interpret grounds maintenance requests accurately.


Clarify instructions with persons making a request, when required.


Complete work report forms and other required documentation accurately.


Forward documentation to the appropriate person, as required.


Maintain and store equipment


Identify equipment problems or faults and report them to the appropriate person.


Carry out basic maintenance on gardening equipment, according to manufacturer's recommendations and enterprise practice.


Store equipment in the designated area.


Store equipment in accordance with manufacturer's specifications, enterprise requirements and occupational health and safety standards.


Assist in special gardening projects


Carry out work on special projects correctly, under direction from the appropriate specialist or supervisor.


Liaise with other project members to ensure effective co-ordination of tasks within the total project.


Liaise with contractors


Establish and maintain contact with appropriate contractors to ensure effective co-ordination of contract work.


Provide assistance and information to contractors when required.


Relay accurate information between contractors and maintenance supervisors when required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

THTGTM02B appears in the following qualifications:

  • RGR20408 - Certificate II in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)
  • RGR30508 - Certificate III in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)