Use hand and power tools

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 BCC1005A, 'Use hand and power tools'.
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

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Identify hand and power tools


Regular power tools appropriate to construction activities recognised.


Types of hand and power tools and their functions, identified.


Sources of power supply recognised.


OH&S requirements with the use of power tools recognised and adhered to.


Quality Assurance requirements recognised and adhered to.


Personal protective equipment selected, correctly fitted and used.


Select hand tools


Hand tools selected consistent with needs of job.


Tools checked for serviceability and safety, faults reported.


Equipment selected to hold or support material for power tools application, where applicable.


Use hand tools


Materials located and held in position.


Hand tools safely and effectively used according to their intended use.


Hand tools safely located when not in immediate use.


Select power tools


Power tools, leads and hoses selected consistent with needs of job in accordance with standard work practice; faults reported.


Power leads/hoses visually checked for serviceability/safety in accordance with OH&S requirements.


Establish power supply to work location


Route identified for safe placement of leads/hoses clear of hazards.


Electrical power leads run out to power supply and supported overhead so they are clear of traffic or covered where possible.


Electric power leads connected to either supply and power board or direct to power tool.


Air hoses run out to compressed air supply and covered where potential trip hazard exists.


Hose connected to power tool and air supply.


Use power tools


Material located and held into position for power tool application, where applicable.


Power tools safely and effectively used in application processes.


Power tools safely located when not in use.


Clean up


Power tools cleaned, maintained and stored.


Power leads/hoses cleaned, visually checked and stored.


Equipment cleaned, maintained and stored.


Work area cleared and waste removed.