Prepare fleece wool for classing

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 AHCWOL304, 'Prepare fleece wool for classing'.
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. Identify characteristics of greasy wool and relate to processor requirements

1.1 Identify characteristics of wool important in processing and assess uniformity within the fleece

1.2 Determine the portion of fleece to be removed to ensure uniformity of the fleece with the other fleeces from the mob

2. Check fleeces for impurities

2.1 Identify natural impurities of the wool and determine the portion of fleece to be removed

2.2 Identify vegetable matter types and determine the portion of fleece to be removed

2.3 Identify mineral impurities and relate to yield potential and determine the portion of fleece to be removed

2.4 Identify and remove any contamination from the fleece

2.5 Check work regularly with the wool classer and adjust procedures if required

3. Check fleeces for presence of wool faults

3.1 Identify hairy breeches and cotted wool and determine the portion of fleece to be removed

3.2 Identify unscourable colour, water stain and dermatitis and handled as directed

3.3 Remove skin pieces and place where directed

3.4 Carry out work safely and at a rate appropriate to the enterprise

4. Skirt and roll fleeces

4.1 Skirt fleeces to remove those portions determined above that adversely affect the uniformity and value of the remaining fleece

4.2 Double skirt fleeces containing clumpy vegetable matter or prepared as directed

4.3 Assess necks and backs for soundness, dust and VM levels, and handled as directed

4.4 Roll fleeces and present to classer

4.5 Place skirtings in the nominated bins

4.6 Remove waste and dispose of appropriately taking into account environmental implications