Cut material to shape using a saw

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 FPICOT2232B, 'Cut material to shape using a saw'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for shaping

1.1. Applicable occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to cutting material to shape using a saw are identified and followed

1.2. Work order is reviewed and clarified with appropriate personnel

1.3. Type and quantity of material to be shaped is selected from the storage location

1.4. Equipment is selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer recommendations

1.5. Profile to be cut is identified and cutting blades are selected

1.6. Communication with others is established and maintained in line with OHS requirements

2. Set up shaping equipment

2.1. Pre-startup checks are carried out on equipment in line with site requirements

2.2. Machine guides are selected and attached to the machinery

2.3. Saw blade in the selected machinery is checked to be sharp and correctly aligned

2.4. Cut is set in line with the required shape and minimisation of waste

2.5. Off-cuts are disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

2.6. Material stack is positioned in close proximity to maximise ease of machine feeding

2.7. Equipment setup is checked and adjusted by running a piece of timber through the machine to check alignment

3. Cut material to shape

3.1. Material is fed into the machine at the feed rate prescribed by manufacturer's recommendations

3.2. Cutting sequence is followed, maintained and adjusted to produce the required shape and quantity of shaped products

3.3. Jig or shape line is regularly checked and adjusted to maintain the desired cut

3.4. Material with features is rejected and disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

3.5. Processing and equipment faults are reported to appropriate personnel

3.6. Material is safely stacked in designated location in line with work order

3.7. Records and reports are accurately completed, processed and maintained in line with workplace procedures

4. Conduct operator maintenance

4.1. Equipment lock-out procedures are followed in line with OHS legislation and site procedures

4.2. Saw blade is checked for blunt or damaged condition in line with site procedures

4.3. Saw blade is removed, replaced and dealt with in line with site procedures, manufacturer recommendations and environmental requirements

4.4. Machine area is kept clear of dust and debris in line with OHS and environmental requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT2232B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI20405 - Certificate II in Wood Panel Products
  • FPI30805 - Certificate III in Woodmachining
  • FPI20710 - Certificate II in Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture
  • FPI20505 - Certificate II in Timber Manufactured Products