Domain - Sports Turf Management

Domain - Sports Turf Management

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Level 2

Demonstrate understanding of the structure and organisation of the New Zealand sports turf industry
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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1150 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working or intending to work in the sports turf industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate understanding of: the features of the sports turf industry in New Zealand; and the role and core business of organisations that impact on the New Zealand sports turf industry, characteristics of employment, and career opportunities and career development strategies in the New Zealand sports turf industry.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate understanding of trees and shrubs used for turf areas
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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1154 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in a sports turf context. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate understanding of: the characteristics and functions of desirable trees and shrubs for turf areas; describe the processes involved in planting and maintaining trees and shrubs for turf areas; and the pruning requirements of trees and shrubs for turf use.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe the maintenance requirements of synthetic turf used for sporting or recreational activities

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30042 Unit Standard 1 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in a sports turf or amenity context. People credited with this unit standard are able to, for use in sporting or recreational activities, describe: the components of synthetic turf surfaces; maintenance tasks performed on synthetic turf; and tests performed on synthetic turf type.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 3

Describe turf botany and identify common turf plants

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Version 10

1152 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in a sports turf or amenity turf context. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe turf grass reproduction and identification, turf growth and development, and the advantages and disadvantages of turf species for sports turf use; and identify common turf plants.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of sports turf soil water management

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1157 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the hydrological cycle, soil water storage and movement, and sources of water for sports turf; and describe the requirements for sports turf irrigation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of the mowing of turf areas
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 9 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30767.

1161 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the tolerance and responses of turf species to mowing; evaluate turf mowing equipment and its use; and describe alternatives to mechanical mowing.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Plan a fertiliser programme for sports turf use
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 8 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 25111 and unit standard 25112.

1162 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working or intending to work in the sports turf industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the nutrient requirements of sports turf; describe the properties and characteristics of sports turf fertilisers; assess the soil nutrient status of a selected sports turf area; and plan an annual fertiliser programme for a selected sports turf area.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Sports Turf Primary Industry Training Organisation

Calculate fertiliser requirements, and apply fertiliser to a sports turf area

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1163 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to calculate the fertiliser requirements for a sports turf area and apply fertiliser to a sports turf area.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate understanding of the maintenance of cricket blocks
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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17211 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in the sports turf industry. People credited with this unit standard are, for cricket blocks, able to demonstrate understanding of: the playing surface requirements of a cricket pitch; the in-season maintenance requirements of a cricket block; the renovation of, and out-of-season maintenance procedures for, a cricket block; the fertiliser requirements; and the management of common weeds, pests, and diseases of a cricket block.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate understanding of the maintenance of a bowling green
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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17212 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in the sports turf industry. People credited with this unit standard are, for a bowling green, able to demonstrate understanding of: the playing surface requirements; in-season preparation and playing surface management; out-of-season renovation and mowing requirements, and effects of fertilisers; and describe the management of common weeds, pests, and diseases.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Use and care for amenity turf maintenance tools and small equipment
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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20531 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved in the care and maintenance of amenity turf areas that are not intended for sports turf use. People credited with this unit standard are able to: use tools and small equipment; care for tools and small used in amenity turf maintenance work.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Select and prepare specialist mower types, mow turf areas, and complete post-mowing requirements

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20533 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in a sports turf or amenity turf context. People credited with this unit standard are able to: complete mower checks; assess the worksite and prepare the mower to meet site requirements; complete site mowing requirements; and complete post-mowing requirements.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate understanding of the maintenance of a sportsfield
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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21622 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in a sports turf context. People credited with this unit standard are able to, for a sportsfield, demonstrate understanding of: the playing surface requirements; the year-round maintenance; fertiliser requirements; and management of common weeds, pests, and diseases.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate understanding of nutrients and fertilisers for turf
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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Version 3 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 32747. This unit standard and unit standard 25112 replaced unit standard 1162.

25111 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in a sports turf context. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate understanding of the nutrient requirements of turf, and the properties and characteristics of turf fertilisers.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of playing performance standards, and carry out routine maintenance of synthetic sports turf

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30043 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard, in the context of synthetic sports turf, are able to: demonstrate knowledge of playing performance standards and maintenance requirements; and carry out routine maintenance tasks.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate understanding of, and operate, adjust, and maintain, a sports turf irrigation system
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 30592 were replaced by unit standard 32743. This unit standard and unit standard 30592 replaced unit standard 1166.

30591 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in a sports turf context. People credits with this unit standard are able to; demonstrate understanding of the components of sports turf irrigation systems; operate, adjust, and maintain a sports turf irrigation system.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of turf species response to mowing and mowing equipment, and mow sports turf areas

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1161.

30767 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the tolerance and responses of turf species to mowing; evaluate turf mowing equipment and its use for specific situations and describe alternatives to mechanical mowing; and select mowing equipment and mow sports turf areas.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Maintain established sports turf and prepare sports turf surfaces for play

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32739 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to maintain established sports turf; and prepare established sports turf surfaces for play.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of sports turf growth, sports turf fertilisers, and soil nutrient testing

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 25111.

32747 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe turf growth; describe and compare the properties and characteristics of fertilisers used in sports turf; and describe soil nutrient testing for sports turf and identify soil nutrient deficiencies and excesses.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 4

Demonstrate understanding of the characteristics and requirements of sports turf surfaces
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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Version 10 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 32744.

1151 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in a sports turf context. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate understanding of the way in which the natural environment is modified for sports turf use, and assess a site for suitability for a selected sports turf use; demonstrate understanding of the visual and functional quality of turf; identify the playing quality characteristics of major sports turf surfaces; and relate the rules of major sports to their surface preparation requirements.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Select, set up, and operate specialist sports turf machinery and equipment
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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Version 10 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 32745.

1153 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in a sports turf context. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate understanding of the function and operation of sports turf machinery and equipment; and select, set up, operate, service, and store a range of sports turf machinery and equipment.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Irrigate sports turf areas
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 9 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30591 and unit standard 30592.

1166 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working or intending to work in the sports turf industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the principles of sports turf irrigation design and installation; operate and adjust a sports turf irrigation system; and maintain a sports turf irrigation system.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Compare maintenance requirements for major sports turf surfaces, and maintain a sports turf surface
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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Version 10 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 32746.

1170 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in a sports turf context. People credited with this unit standard are able to: compare and evaluate the maintenance requirements of the major sports turf surfaces in New Zealand; and maintain a sports turf surface.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Prepare and present a budget for turf operations
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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Version 10

1172 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in a sports turf or amenity turf context. People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare a budget for a turf organisation, and present the budget to the senior management of a turf organisation.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Prepare a cricket pitch for play, and carry out post-match cricket pitch repairs
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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23562 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in the sports turf industry who are involved in the management of a cricket pitch block. People credited with this unit standard are able to: determine cricket pitch surface performance characteristics, analyse current condition of the cricket block, and prepare a work plan to achieve cricket pitch surface performance characteristics; prepare a cricket pitch for play; and complete match and post cricket match repairs and maintenance to cricket pitch, evaluate cricket pitch performance, and carry out post-match irrigation and fertilising.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Renovate a cricket block
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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Version 4

23563 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in the sports turf industry who are involved in the management of a cricket pitch block. People credited with this unit standard are able to: determine cricket pitch surface performance characteristics, analyse current condition of the cricket block, and prepare a work plan for cricket block renovation; and renovate a cricket block

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Assess soil, and plan a fertiliser programme for turf use
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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Version 3 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 32748. This unit standard and unit standard 25111 replaced unit standard 1162.

25112 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in a sports turf or amenity turf context. People credited with this unit standard are able to assess soil nutrient status of a selected turf area, and plan an annual fertiliser programme for a selected turf area.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate understanding of the principles of sports turf irrigation system design and installation
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 30591 were replaced by unit standard 32743. This unit standard and unit standard 30591 replaced unit standard 1166.

30592 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in a sports turf context. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate understanding of the principles of sports turf irrigation system design and installation.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Determine and allocate costs for an activity within a sports turf entity, prepare a budget, and justify recommendations

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32740 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify costs and requirements and evaluate costing methods for an activity within a sports turf entity; determine and allocate costs for an activity within an entity and prepare a budget; and justify recommendations for a preferred solution based on cost information.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of soil properties and their effect on turf plant growth in sports turf situations

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32741 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the composition of a natural soil and how it appears in a sports turf landscape; demonstrate knowledge of soil texture, soil structure, and water properties of soils typically found in sports turf situations; describe the effects of soil type on the chemical properties of soils typically found in sports turf situations; and describe the effects of biological properties of soil on turf plant growth; and describe turf plant growth.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of the types and uses of artificial surfaces used by sport

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32742 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of the types and uses of artificial surfaces used by sport.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe sports turf irrigation system installation and repair, and operate, adjust, and maintain the irrigation system

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 30591 and unit standard 30592.

32743 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credits with this unit standard are able to: describe installation procedures for a sports turf irrigation system; operate, adjust, and maintain a sports turf irrigation system; and describe procedures to drain a system and repair leaks.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of the desirable playing surface characteristics and requirements of natural sports turf surfaces

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1151.

32744 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and describe the desirable playing surface and performance characteristics of common sports turf surfaces; describe the influence of turf and rootzone features on visual and functional quality of turf; describe the way in which the natural environment is modified for sports turf use, and components of sports turf management; and identify and describe the similarities and differences between maintenance requirements of the major sports turf surfaces in New Zealand.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe, select, set up, and operate specialist sports turf machinery and equipment, and small engines

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1153.

32745 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the function and operation of sports turf machinery and equipment; select, set up, operate, service, and house a range of sports turf machinery and equipment; and check and service two-stroke and four-stroke small engines used in sports turf operations.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Develop and document an integrated annual maintenance plan for a sports turf surface

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1170.

32746 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to develop and document an integrated annual maintenance plan for a sports turf surface.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe turf systems and a fertiliser programme, and review and modify fertiliser applications for a turf area

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 25112.

32748 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in a sports turf or amenity turf context. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe turf systems and a fertiliser programme for a turf area; and review and modify fertiliser applications for a selected turf area.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 5

Design pest and disease control programmes for sports turf surfaces

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Version 3

21449 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: complete a preliminary assessment of a pest or disease problem of a sports turf area; identify factors influencing the effectiveness of control measures using information on the biology of the pest or disease; and design, and implement, a pest or disease management programme for a sports turf organisation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 37 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Appraise sports turf enterprise fixed asset needs and identify and select solutions

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 4272.

30588 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to appraise sports turf enterprise fixed asset needs and identify and select solutions.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 37 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Benchmark a sports turf surface, and develop, implement and monitor a turf management plan

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 4270.

30589 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: benchmark a sports turf surface; and develop, implement, and monitor a sports turf management plan to achieve performance standards.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 37 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Develop, implement, and monitor a plan for a sports turf enterprise

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Version 2

30593 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to develop, implement, and monitor a plan for a sports turf enterprise.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 37 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe soil and foliar testing, and develop a nutrient management and annual fertiliser plan for a selected turf area

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32329 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of soil and foliar testing, and benefits of soil test interpretation methods; develop a nutrient management plan for a selected turf area; and plan, implement, and monitor an annual fertiliser programme for a selected turf area.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 37 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 6

Prepare a feasibility study for a sports turf development or redevelopment

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Version 3

21446 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: evaluate opportunities and future performance of a sports turf and associated infrastructure for a sports turf development or redevelopment; identify, determine and document information for the development of a sports turf feasibility study; and develop the sports turf feasibility study.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Prepare a sports turf facility to host a major event, and complete post-event evaluation
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2023.

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Version 3

21447 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who are required to prepare a sports turf facility to host a major event. People credited with this unit standard are able to: determine the nature, purpose and playing surface standards and quality characteristics for a selected event; develop, document and implement strategies to achieve playing surface standards, quality characteristics and event objectives; and complete a post-event review and prepare a written report on the effectiveness of management of a selected event at a sports turf facility.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Apply contract and procurement management for a sports turf project

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 4280.

30590 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare contract and procurement documentation for a sports turf project; contribute to contractor selection process for a sports turf project; conduct contracting and procurement activities for a sports turf project; and conduct finalisation activities for the contracting and procurement stages of a project.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Research and report on a sports turf management initiative

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 4281.

31072 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: develop a research plan for a sports turf management initiative; collect and analyse data and information; and formulate conclusions, prepare, and present the sports turf management initiative report.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Develop a consumer profile for a sports turf organisation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

4267 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is for learners who are required to understand the factors influencing participation on natural and synthetic sports turf surfaces. Learners credited with this unit standard are able to: evaluate the human and environmental factors influencing sports participation, determine the consumer status of a selected sports turf organisation, and present a consumer profile of the selected sports turf organisation as a written report.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Sports Turf Primary Industry Training Organisation

Analyse the application of management principles in a sports turf organisation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

4268 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is for learners who are required to manage an organisation in the sports turf industry. Learners credited with this unit standard are able to evaluate the roles of the sport manager and key issues relating to sport management in New Zealand, and are able to determine the application of management and administration practices to sport delivery.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Sports Turf Primary Industry Training Organisation

Performance test a sports turf surface
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30589.

4270 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who are required to performance test a sports turf surface. People credited with this unit standard are able to: evaluate the use of performance testing equipment in the sports turf industry; operate performance testing equipment; and interpret the results of performance testing on a selected sports turf surface.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Prepare a sports turf facility to host a regional, national, or international event
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

4271 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is for learners who are required to prepare a sports turf facility to host a regional, national, or international event. Learners credited with this unit standard are able to: determine playing performance standards for a selected regional, national, or international event; devise pre-event and event strategies for the selected event; and assess the effectiveness of event management at the selected sports turf facility.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Sports Turf Primary Industry Training Organisation

Appraise machinery requirements for a sports turf organisation and present a purchase proposal
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30588.

4272 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who are required to select machinery for purchase by a sports turf organisation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: appraise sports turf organisation machinery needs and identify purchase requirements; match market availability of machines to sports turf facility requirements; and prepare and present the purchase proposal.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 7

Prepare and justify a business plan for a sports turf organisation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

4273 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is for learners who are required to prepare a business plan for a sports turf organisation. Learners credited with this unit standard are able to determine the structure, and market and developmental opportunities for a sports turf organisation. They are able to: establish a decision making arena for development based on the current status and Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats analysis (SWOT) of the organisation; compile a hard copy of the business plan; and present the business plan verbally with the help of visual aids.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Sports Turf Primary Industry Training Organisation

Manage pesticides and fertilisers in the sports turf environment
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

4274 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is for learners who are required to manage pesticides and fertilisers in the sports turf environment. Learners credited with this unit standard are able to: achieve Advanced Growsafe Certification through the New Zealand Agrichemical Education Trust, assess the impact of the management of sports turf on the environment at a selected sports turf facility, and produce an integrated pest management programme for a selected sports turf facility, with a pest problem.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Sports Turf Primary Industry Training Organisation

Create an ecologically-sensitive development plan for plant life in a turf landscape
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

4276 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is for learners who are required to develop an ecologically-sensitive turf landscape. Learners credited with this unit standard are able to: evaluate the components of natural plant communities, assess the impact of amenity turf development on natural plant communities, and produce a development plan for a selected turf landscape.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Sports Turf Primary Industry Training Organisation

Research a project of significance to the sports turf industry
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 31072.

4281 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who are required to conduct sports turf research. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare a research proposal for approval; research the approved subject area and write the research report; and present the research project at a recognised industry meeting and in a recognised industry publication.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Data as at 21 September 2021