Conduct mechanical cutting operations

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 AUM8052B, 'Conduct mechanical cutting operations'.
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



1. Determine job requirements

1.1. Job specifications and requirements are interpreted and determined from job sheets and / or work instructions

1.2. Appropriate plant/equipment is selected in accordance with job requirements

1.3. Appropriate OHS practices are identified and followed in accordance with OHS, legislative and organisation requirements

2. Select and set up cutting machine

2.1. Appropriate machine for the job requirements is selected in accordance with organisation procedures

2.2. Machine is inspected for safety and operational condition in accordance with organisation procedures

2.3. Machine is set up and adjusted ready for operation

2.4. Safety clothing and protective equipment are used according to OHS and organisation requirements

3. Operate mechanical cutting equipment

3.1. Cutting processes are planned to ensure most economical use of material is achieved

3.2. Stops and guards are adjusted as required and material secured and positioned prior to machine start-up

3.3. Machine started following organisation procedures and material cut to meet shape/size/length specifications within appropriate cutting allowances

3.4. Machine maintenance procedures are completed in accordance with organisation procedures

3.5. Cutting defects are identified and corrective actions are undertaken in accordance with organisation procedures

4. Check material for conformance to specification

4.1. In process adjustments carried out as necessary

4.2. Material is cut or holed within accepted tolerances according to the job specification

Qualifications and Skillsets

AUM8052B appears in the following qualifications:

  • AUM25108 - Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus_Truck_Trailer)
  • AUM35108 - Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus_Truck_Trailer)