Assess timber for manufacturing potential

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 FPICOT2235A, 'Assess timber for manufacturing potential'.
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. Prepare for assessing

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to assessing timber for manufacturing potential are identified and followed

1.2. Work order is reviewed and clarified with appropriate personnel

1.3. Visual assessment processes are planned in line with site procedures

1.4. Type and quantity of material to be visually assessed is acquired from the storage location

1.5. Tools and equipment are selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations

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

2. Assess timber

2.1. Material requirements for storage or subsequent processing operations are selected

2.2. Characteristics and defects of material are assessed against industry and Australian Standards in determining plating potential

2.3. Defects are clearly identified prior to plating or sawing in line with site requirements

2.4. Timber components are orientated to make best use of the characteristics

2.5. Timber assessed as unsuitable for plating is identified for reprocessing to minimise wastage

2.6. Assessment outcomes and distribution problems are recorded and reported to appropriate personnel in line with site procedures

3. Distribute material

3.1. Material is directed and moved to storage or processing operations in line with site requirements

3.2. Sub-standard materials are rejected and disposed of in line with site requirements to minimise wastage

3.3. On-site movement of material is monitored to ensure intended flow is achieved

3.4. Material is labelled in line with site requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT2235A appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI20710 - Certificate II in Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture
  • FPI30910 - Certificate III Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture