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FACILITY MANAGEMENT IA (INTRODUCTION TO FACILITY MANAGEMENT)
Discipline Group Code
Successful completion of this module will develop skills in management aspects of the development and redevelopment of recreation facilities including swimming pools,
sportsgrounds, and recreation buildings.
Learners studying the Advanced Diploma in Recreation Studies course must complete core studies before starting this as stream or elective studies.
This unit may also be taken in its own right, in which case a prior certificate, equivalent or higher qualification in recreation or a related discipline is advised.
Relationship to Competency Standards
Interim (Qld) Competency Standards for Recreation Administration and Management (QFSRITC) PRM501, PRM601.
All tasks shall comply with the relevant practices and procedures set out by industrial awards and relevant Australian.
The following topics should be addressed:
* scope of recreation and fitness facilities
* managing construction work
* legal requirements for construction work
(refer to Document 1, section 5.1)
The learning outcomes may be assessed through:
* short answer;
* written assignments;
* practical tasks;
* examination (1.5 hours).
Conditions of assessment
Assessment is based on successful completion of all set tasks, assignments and any other assessment method listed above. Examinations will consolidate material taught in lessons to assess the learning progress of the learner. It will also act as a method of ensuring learners meet the outcomes.
Learning Outcome 1
Explain the nature of recreation and fitness facilities.
1.1 List different facilities used to provide recreation and fitness services in the learners locality, including both indoor and outdoor facilities.
1.2 Compare services provided by three different facilities used to provide the same type of recreation and fitness services, in the learners locality.
1.3 Describe the minimum facilities required to provide common services in different types of recreation facilities including:
*health clubs *gymnasiums *recreation centres *swimming pools
*golf clubs *bowling clubs *sporting clubs *sportsgrounds .
Conditions and method of assessment
Relevant standards or extracts will be made available to the learner for reference during lessons.
Learners may require access to a range of recreation facilities to carry out assessment criteria.
Assessment methods may include:
* written assignments
* listings for set tasks
Learning Outcome 2
Explain the legal aspects which must be satisfied by construction work projects.
2.1 Explain workplace health and safety requirements which relate to a specified construction work project.
2.2 Explain local government by-laws which must be satisfied by a specified construction work project for a recreation facility.
2.3 Describe town planning procedures which must be followed when developing different types of recreation facilities, including:
*swimming pool construction *construction of a recreation building
*construction of a playing field.
Relevant standards or extracts will be made available to The learner for reference during lessons.
Learners will be required to contact local and/or state regulations regarding by-laws for construction sites.
Learning Outcome 3
Plan the management of construction work projects for different recreation facilities.
3.1 Produce work schedules for two different specified minor facility construction projects, including an indoor facility and an outdoor facility.
3.2 Explain different management tasks for a specified construction project, including:
-liaison with contractors and sub-contractors
-checks on work performance (qualitative and quantitative).
3.3 Develop contingency plans for operations of an organization during work disruptions for a specified work project.
Learners will require access to a construction site of an outdoor facility plus access to supervisors and management of such constructions.
* management plans
Learning Outcome 4
Explain the suitability of equipment for a given purpose in a recreation or fitness facility.
4.1 Compile a directory of fifty different suppliers of equipment.
4.2 Compare three different types of similar equipment available from different suppliers with respect to all important factors including:
-suitability -durability -longevity -safety -cost.
4.3 Prepare a cost benefit analysis for two similar items of equipment.
* report on cost analysis
Delivery of the Module
(refer to Document 1, section 6.1)
(refer to Document 1, section 6.2)
Specific requirements for this module supplied to the learner:
* all manuals to complete this module and to meet competencies;
* notes appropriate to the topic of study.
Specific resources for this module provided by the learner:
* access to industry facilities;
* access to construction sites of recreational facilities;
* writing materials.
Occupational Health & Safety requirements
(refer to Document 1, section 11)
Learners must be aware of relevant Workplace Health and Safety issues in all situations and are required to demonstrate safe working practices at all times.
The work area must comply with current Workplace Health and Safety legislation.
Applicable legislation may include:
* Workplace Health and Safety Act and Regulations 1989;
* Code of Practice for Manual Handling;
* Code of Practice for First Aid in the Workplace.
FACILITY MANAGEMENT IB (FACILITY USE)
Successful completion of this module will develop the learners skills in management of the use of recreation facilities including swimming pools, sportsgrounds, recreation buildings.
Facility Management 1A
Also, learners doing the Advanced Diploma in Recreation Studies course must complete core studies before starting this module as stream or elective studies.
Interim (Qld) Competency Standards for Recreation Administration and Management
(QFSRITC) PRM402, PRM501, PRM602.
All tasks shall comply with the relevant practices and procedures set out by industrial awards and relevant Australian standards.
* safety guidelines
* contingency plans for an emergency
* purchasing of new equipment
Develop safety procedures for a recreation facility.
1.1 Analyse the following facilities for safety and risks:
-a swimming pool facility -a playing field
-an indoor recreation centre or health club.
1.2 Formulate safety rules and regulations for the facilities analysed.
1.3 Explain the relevance of supervision of facility users to safety in different situations.
1.4 Develop and complete Occupational Health & Safety records for a work area in accordance with workplace requirements.
The learner will be required to visit and study different facilities, making observations and interviewing staff or management, in order to fulfil assignments to satisfy some of the assessment criteria.
Same as Conditions of assessment.
Develop contingency plans to deal with likely emergencies in recreation and fitness industry workplaces.
2.1 List accidents which can be foreseen in recreation centres, health clubs, swimming pools and sports grounds.
2.2 Develop contingency plans to deal with likely emergencies listed.
2.3 Demonstrate implementation of contingency plans to deal with emergencies including:
-evacuation procedures -protection of assets
-protection of staff and clients.
* plan development
* implementation of plan (via logbook)
Purchase new equipment for a recreation or fitness facility.
3.1 List the minimal equipment needs for different types of facilities including:
-A gymnasium -A sports facility
-A community recreation centre.
3.2 Conduct equipment needs analysis for different recreation, sporting and fitness activities.
3.3 Explain alternative procedures for seeking competitive prices on specified equipment.
3.4 Write tender documentation to specify a piece of equipment.
3.5 Explain alternative methods of selecting a preferred quote.
3.6 Explain purchasing and payment procedures used by both public and private sector
recreation, sporting and fitness organisations.
* submitted tender documentation
Manage insurance issues for a recreation or fitness facility.
4.1 Determine appropriate insurance policies for three different specific recreation, fitness or sporting facilities.
4.2 List limitations of the three insurance policies selected.
4.3 Develop guidelines to monitor and address changing insurance needs.
4.4 Develop a written procedure to control insurance documentation, in accordance with Quality Assurance Standard 9002.
4.5 Explain the procedure of making insurance claims, for a specified situation.
Learners will require:
* access to insurance documentation
* access to industry facilities
* writing materials
* insurance documentation.