NZQA registered unit standard 20568 version 3 Page 1 of 3

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NZQA registered unit standard
20568 version 3
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Title
Operate and maintain a specialist item of nursery machinery
Level
4
Credits
5
Purpose
People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare a
specialist item of nursery machinery for use; operate it; and
service it.
Classification
Horticulture > Nursery Production
Available grade
Achieved
Explanatory notes
1
Definition
Workplace procedures refer to oral or written instructions to staff on procedures for
the worksite and equipment.
2
This unit standard is intended to relate to a specialised item of nursery machinery,
such as a mechanical undercutter, nursery plant lifter, potting machine, or a planting
machine, which may be self-propelled, tractor mounted or trailed, or permanently
installed.
3
Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes but is not limited to the Health and
Safety in Employment Act 1992, the Resource Management Act 1991, and their
subsequent amendments.
4
Work may involve exposure to chemical, dangerous, or hazardous substances.
Safety procedures are observed in accordance with NZS 8409:2004 Management of
Agrichemicals, available from Standards New Zealand http://standards.co.nz, or the
NZ Agrichemical Education Trust http://growsafe.co.nz/.
Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Prepare a specialist item of nursery machinery for use.
Evidence requirements
1.1
The machinery selected is suitable for the task in accordance with workplace
procedures.
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NZQA registered unit standard
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1.2
The machine is checked and serviced and any adjustment or calibration
required is made before use in accordance with workplace procedures and
manufacturer’s instructions.
1.3
Safety procedures are identified and used during the checking and preparation.
Outcome 2
Operate the specialist nursery machinery.
Evidence requirements
2.1
Safety procedures for operating the machine are identified and used in
accordance with workplace procedures.
2.2
The nominated task is completed, with no damage to plants, structures, other
equipment, or the environment.
2.3
Machine is monitored and adjusted as required during operation to ensure
optimum performance.
2.4
Machine is cleaned after use and stored in accordance with workplace
procedures.
Outcome 3
Service the specialist nursery machinery.
Evidence requirements
3.1
Safety precautions for servicing the machine are identified and used.
3.2
The machine is serviced, in accordance with the manufacturer’s service
schedule.
3.3
All equipment and materials used during the servicing are suitable for the task,
and are maintained and stored correctly.
3.4
Any faults or worn parts found are reported in accordance with workplace
procedures.
3.5
Any waste lubricants or fluids are disposed of so no harm is caused to the
environment in accordance with workplace procedures.
Planned review date
31 December 2017
Primary Industry Training Organisation
SSB Code 101558
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
20568 version 3
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Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions
Process
Version Date
Last Date for Assessment
Registration
1
23 February 2004
31 December 2014
Revision
2
24 February 2006
31 December 2014
Review
3
19 April 2012
N/A
Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference
0032
This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Please note
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA,
before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses
of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by
NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and
which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that
applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies
to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR). The
CMR 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 [email protected] if
you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.
Primary Industry Training Organisation
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