Compare maintenance requirements for major sports turf surfaces, and maintain a sports turf surface




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Compare maintenance requirements for major sports turf surfaces, and maintain a sports turf surface


Level

4

Credits

25


Purpose This unit standard is for people working in or intending to work in the sports turf industry.
People credited with this unit standard are able to: compare the maintenance requirements of the major sports turf surfaces in New Zealand; and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using them to replace natural turf; and maintain a sports turf surface.


Subfield

Sports Turf

Domain

Sports Turf Management

Status

Registered

Status date

17 October 2008

Date version published

17 October 2008

Planned review date

31 December 2013

Entry information

Open.

Accreditation

Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and industry.

Standard setting body (SSB)

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference

0037

This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Special notes
1 Definitions

Maintenance requirements include – mowing; species selection; fertilising; irrigating; topdressing; renovating; rolling; physical treatment; thatch control; pest, disease, and weed control; usage and/or traffic control;

sports specific – marking, presentation, in-season preparation, out-of-season maintenance requirements;

may include any or all of – bulk density, penetrometer readings, levelling, raking, edging, stone removal, sand replacement, drainage, in-season preparation.

Major sports turf surfaces include – golf (putting greens, tees, surrounds, fairways, roughs, bunkers); winter sports – football, rugby (union, league, touch); hockey; cricket (wicket block, outfield); bowls; tennis; croquet; race track.

Artificial surfaces include – construction and composition – tufted, woven, knitted, polymeric, dynamic, engineered, water-based, sand-filled, shockpad, clay, limestone, sand, rubber filled (G3).

Industry standards – the maintenance requirements and standards for sports turf specified by the relevant sports body.

Enterprise standards – the standards and procedures set by the client or employing organisation for the selection, use and storage of equipment, and sports turf maintenance procedures.
2 Workplace safety requirements must comply with the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and its subsequent amendments.
3 Assessment

Candidates who are assessed for this unit standard are expected to have been closely involved in the maintenance of a sports turf surface for either a continuous 12 month period for a non-seasonal sport, for example, golf; or a 12 month period comprised of two complete playing seasons, for example, cricket, rugby or soccer.


Elements and performance criteria
Element 1
Compare the maintenance requirements of the major sports turf surfaces in New Zealand, and evaluate artificial surfaces and the advantages and disadvantages of using them to replace natural turf.
Performance criteria
1.1 The comparison establishes the similarities and differences between the maintenance requirements for major sports turf surfaces, and findings are in accordance with industry standards.
1.2 The evaluation identifies the types of artificial surfaces, and the advantages and disadvantages of using them to replace natural turf, in terms of their maintenance requirements and their suitability for particular sports.
Element 2
Maintain a sports turf surface.
Performance criteria
2.1 Equipment and machines required for the maintenance of the sports turf surface are selected, used, and stored in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and enterprise standards.
2.2 Maintenance procedures are carried out, and the surface is maintained, in accordance with enterprise standards.
Range may include but is not limited to – botanical composition, levelness, height of cut, ball roll, ball bounce, traction, surface hardness, surface density, green speed, presentational quality.
Please note
Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the Primary Industry Training Organisation standards@primaryito.ac.nz if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.

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