Sharpen cutting tools

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 FPICOT3210B, 'Sharpen cutting 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



1. Determine required cutting tool dimensions

1.1. Applicable occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to sharpening cutting tools are identified and followed

1.2. Work order is reviewed and clarified with appropriate personnel

1.3. Site documentation and drawings are obtained and reviewed to verify cutting tool dimensions

1.4. Cutter angles are checked to improve efficiency by minimising expended cutting energy in mill operations

1.5. Cutting tool condition is checked against required dimensions, angles and finish

1.6. Additional cutting processes are assessed and documented in line with workplace procedures

2. Select and set up grinder

2.1. Work is conducted using prescribed safe operating practices and in line with workplace procedures

2.2. Suitable personal protective equipment and clothing are used and maintained

2.3. Potential and existing risks and hazards in the work area are identified and controlled

2.4. Grinder and attachments are selected and set up to suit required operations on cutting tool and final dimensions

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

3. Sharpen cutting tool

3.1. Grinderoperations are conducted efficiently and safely in line with manufacturer recommendations

3.2. Grinder is monitored for operational effectiveness and coolant is applied as required in line with manufacturer recommendations

3.3. Cutting angles are maintained and cutting edges are ground until nicks, lands and other imperfections are removed in line with workplace procedures

3.4. Cutting tool teeth are systematically checked for consistent measurements to specifications

3.5. Cutting tool is removed and stored to maintain cutting edges in line with workplace procedures

3.6. Cutting tools that cannot be sharpened or are damaged during the process and cannot be repaired are dealt with in line with site procedures, manufacturer recommendations and environmental requirements

3.7. Faults, malfunctions and problems are recognised, recorded and reported in line with workplace procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT3210B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30805 - Certificate III in Woodmachining
  • FPI30505 - Certificate III in Timber Manufactured Products
  • FPI30705 - Certificate III in Sawdoctoring