Maintain indoor plants

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 RTF2008A, 'Maintain indoor plants'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Maintain indoor plants' 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


Prepare to maintain indoor plants


Workplace information is interpreted and clarified with the supervisor.


Tools, equipment and materials for maintenance activities are selected and prepared according to enterprise guidelines, and safe working practices are employed.


OHS hazards relating to maintaining indoor plants and the growing environment are identified, risks assessed and reported to the supervisor.


Maintain the growing environment


Plants are accessed according to client requirements and supervisors instructions.


Tools, equipment and materials are transported safely in accordance with access requirements, client and supervisors instructions.


Watering system is maintained and/or adjusted where necessary according to enterprise guidelines.


Light meter readings are taken to ensure specified parameters are maintained.


Condition of media is checked according to supervisors instructions.


Containers and growing site are cleaned to ensure the aesthetic and hygiene standards of indoor plants are maintained.


Maintain indoor plants


Common problems in indoor plants are recognised, and rectified and/or reported to the supervisor.


Treatments are selected and applied to optimise plants health and appearance according to enterprise guidelines.


Water is applied in the quantity and method specified by enterprise work procedures.


Plants are replaced when no longer at optimum health and appearance.


Complete indoor plant maintenance operations


Rubbish, litter and decaying material are removed from plants, pots and surrounds and cleaning procedures are performed according to enterprise guidelines.


Waste is collected and disposed of, or recycled to minimise damage to the environment.


Tools and equipment are cleaned and stored according to enterprise work procedures.


Workplace information is recorded in the appropriate format.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTF2008A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFL30110 - Certificate III in Floristry
  • SFL20110 - Certificate II in Floristry (Assistant)