Press wool for a clip

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 AHCWOL310, 'Press wool for a clip'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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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. Prepare for wool pressing

1.1 Identify the lines of wool and confirm with the wool classer

1.2 Check the wool press for safe operation, and lubricate and maintain it as required

1.3 Inspect the work area to confirm it is free of all contaminants in readiness for pressing

1.4 Confirm that supplies of wool packs, bale fasteners and hooks, stencils and bale-branding inks are located in appropriate place

1.5 Identify the appropriate recording system

1.6 Check the scales to be used for accuracy and calibrate if necessary

1.7 Check the press and its location for safety

1.8 Identify any defective equipment and report to the appropriate person

2. Press wool

2.1 Consult the wool classer to determine mob cut-outs and pressing requirements

2.2 Apply safe work practices at all times and use available safety equipment in line with work health and safety policies

2.3 Remove contamination from the woolpack and place in the appropriate location

2.4 Check woolpacks for conformity

2.5 Seek directions for order of pressing and any special requirements from the wool classer

2.6 Place all wool correctly and evenly in the press to produce even density bales

3. Carry out the role and responsibilities of the wool presser

3.1 Press bales to optimal weights to reduce selling costs and within specified weight and length dimensions in compliance with Code of Practice

3.2 Press lines to avoid mixed bales

3.3 Monitor wool flow and build-up in bins

3.4 Maintain work area in a condition that avoids contamination of wool

3.5 Carry out pressing within time restrictions and workflow of the wool room

4. Close and store bales

4.1 Use approved bale dividers as instructed, and fasten flaps correctly

4.2 Identify bales for branding before removing them from the press

4.3 Store bales safely, avoiding injury to presser, risk to other workers, and damage to bales and equipment

4.4 Store bales to maximise shed space and to avoid weather damage

5. Complete recording requirements

5.1 Brand bales appropriately

5.2 Weigh bales appropriately

5.3 Record bale weights, numbers and descriptions clearly using the appropriate recording system