Grind combs and cutters for machine shearing

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 AHCSHG205, 'Grind combs and cutters for machine shearing'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Determine need for sharpening combs and cutters

1.1 Check combs and cutters for wear and report any issues found

1.2 Clean combs and cutters prior to grinding

1.3 Identify work health and safety hazards and report to supervisor

2. Prepare grinder and pendulum for use

2.1 Check the grinder and its location for serviceability and safety report safety hazards to supervisor

2.2 Identify grinder faults or malfunctions and report to supervisor for repair or replacement

2.3 Apply grinding papers to grinder discs

2.4 Store and care for grinding papers

2.5 Check, clean and adjust the bottom bar of the pendulum to ensure it is true

2.6 Confirm that the pressure bar and pins are set at the recommended distance

2.7 Check the height setting of pendulum

3. Carry out grinding

3.1 Wear eye protection while grinding is carried out

3.2 Secure comb or cutter for grinding

3.3 Apply correct pressure while grinding

3.4 Grind combs and cutters as directed

3.5 Check combs and cutters visually for even grinding

3.6 Identify and rectify faults or unevenness in grinding

3.7 Ensure grinding wheel is not left running when unattended