Cross cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw

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 FPICOT2206A, 'Cross cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw'.
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


Prepare for operation


Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), legislative and organisational requirements relevant to cross cutting materials with a hand-held chainsaw are identified and complied with


Work order is reviewed and clarified with appropriate personnel


Equipment is selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and site procedures


Chainsaw operations are identified for safe working conditions and planned in accordance with site procedures and environmental protection measures


Communication with others is established and maintained in accordance with OHS requirements and site procedures


Cross cut material


Work area is prepared, checked and cleared in accordance with OHS requirements and site procedures


Material is cut within site standard tolerances for length and angle relative to centre line in accordance with OHS requirements


Material is visually assessed for defects in accordance with site standards


Cutting techniques maximise volume and quality of recovery in accordance with work order and industry standard lengths


Chainsaw is operated in accordance with OHS and site procedures, and manufacturer's recommendations


Problems are identified and reported in accordance with site procedures


Maintain chainsaw


Chainsaw is cleaned, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and site procedures


Cutting rate is compared with that anticipated from knowledge of saw, size, species and condition of material


Blunt or damaged saws are identified and dealt with according to site procedures and manufacturer's recommendations


Production and quality records and reports are processed in accordance with site procedures and organisational requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT2206A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP30604 - Certificate III in Government (School Support Services)
  • PSP30704 - Certificate III in School Support Services