Set up, operate and maintain finger jointing 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 FPICOT3207B, 'Set up, operate and maintain finger jointing 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. Plan production parameters

1.1. Applicable occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to setting up, operating and maintaining finger jointing operations are identified and followed

1.2. Finger jointing requirements are monitored in line with work orders and site procedures

1.3. Schedules are developed and communicated to relevant personnel

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

2. Set up jointing operation

2.1. Equipment is checked and adjusted where necessary, and started in line with manufacturer recommendations

2.2. Cutters are selected, checked and prepared to suit finger profile and timber cross section in line with site procedures

2.3. Trial joints are cut and finger profiles checked in line with site procedures

2.4. Trial joints that achieve the desired outcomes are added to the process

2.5. Trial boards that do not achieve the desired outcomes are disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

2.6. Jointing operation is prepared to suit finger profile, timber cross section characteristics and glue requirements

2.7. Jointing process is commenced in line with site standards and procedures, and OHS requirements

2.8. Trial cleats are machined, joined and tested and problems resolved in line with site procedures

2.9. Sub-standard joints are disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

3. Maintain and complete jointing process

3.1. Equipment lock-out procedures are applied in line with OHS legislation and site procedures

3.2. Routine maintenance of finger jointing equipment is planned and conducted in line with OHS requirements and site procedures

3.3. Processing and equipment faults are recognised and resolved in line with site procedures

3.4. Assistance is provided to maintenance personnel to identify equipment faults and resolve problems in line with site procedures

3.5. Finger jointing operations are recorded and reported to the appropriate personnel

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT3207B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30805 - Certificate III in Woodmachining
  • FPI30505 - Certificate III in Timber Manufactured Products
  • FPI30305 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing