Maintain floristry tools and equipment

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 SFLDEC303A, 'Maintain floristry tools and equipment'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Clean tools and equipment.

1.1. Maintain the cleanliness of tools andequipment used when preparing for, constructing and maintaining floristry products.

1.2. Remove residual flower and plant materials from tools and equipment using appropriate cleaning agents.

1.3. Sterilise or disinfect tools to avoid spoilage of flower and plant materials.

1.4. Use energy, water and other resources efficiently when cleaning, to reduce negative environmental impacts.

2. Identify maintenance requirements for tools and equipment.

2.1. Regularly check cutting tools for bluntness.

2.2. Regularly check all electrical equipment for loose wires.

2.3. Recognise and report on any unsafe or faulty equipment or rectify according the level of individual responsibility.

2.4. Write and attach labels to faulty equipment in accordance with organisational procedures.

2.5. Identify and comprehend scheduled maintenance requirements for tools and equipment.

3. Maintain tools.

3.1. Periodically undertake work to restore equipment to optimum working condition

3.2. Complete minor and non-specialist repairs to tools and equipment in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.

3.3. Regularly check tools and equipment and replace consumable items.

3.4. Use the safety guards on any equipment and wear appropriate personal protective equipment when maintaining tools and equipment.

3.5. Refer complex maintenance activities to technical specialists in consultation with relevant personnel.

3.6. Organise technical specialists to complete scheduled maintenance of tools.

3.7. Complete maintenance documentation according to organisational procedures and provide copies to the relevant personnel

4. Store tools and equipment.

4.1. Choose and prepare correct conditions for the storage of tools and equipment.

4.2. Store in the appropriate location promptly, safely and according to the correct conditions.

4.3. Use safe manual handling techniques when moving and storing tools and equipment to avoid any injury.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFLDEC303A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFL30110 - Certificate III in Floristry