Maintain sawdoctoring tools

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 FPICOT3211B, 'Maintain sawdoctoring tools'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for maintenance

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

1.2. Work order is reviewed and clarified with appropriate personnel

1.3. Sawdoctoring tools to be reconditioned are removed from the designated machinery

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

1.5. Maintenance process is planned in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

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

2. Recondition straight edge

2.1. Straight edge damage and wear are assessed in line with site procedures

2.2. Grinder or other accepted method is used to remove damage or wear in line with site procedures

2.3. Correct work angle for re-surfacing or removal of wear is determined in line with site procedures

2.4. Straight edge is clamped at the correct angle to prevent movement, vibration and slippage during the re-surfacing process

2.5. Abrasive wheel or cutting tool is inspected and if required, cleaned or changed to suit work material removal, tolerance and surface texture requirements

2.6. Straight edge is reconditioned to required accuracy and tolerance without being subjected to overheating or methods that cause distortion, and all signs of wear or damage are removed

2.7. Straight edge is cleaned and edges deburred in line with site procedures

2.8. Sawdoctoring tools distorted during the process are dealt with in line with site procedures, manufacturer recommendations and environmental requirements

3. Recondition tension gauge

3.1. Grinder or other appropriate enterprise method for reconditioningtension gauges is selected in line with site procedures

3.2. Grinder is set to produce the radius or circle diameter required for the tension gauge

3.3. Tension gauge is positioned and securely clamped in grinder to ensure chord height is central to gauge length and arc is ground square to the plane of the gauge body

3.4. Grinding wheel is inspected, dressed and changed to suit work, material and required tolerance

3.5. Gauge is reconditioned by grinding to required accuracy and profile until all visible edge and face wear has been removed

3.6. Grinding is done at speeds and feeds that avoid overheating, distortion and burn marks

3.7. Tension gauges distorted during the process are dealt with in line with site procedures, manufacturer recommendations and environmental requirements

3.8. Reconditioning process and equipment faults are recorded and reported to the appropriate personnel

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT3211B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30505 - Certificate III in Timber Manufactured Products
  • FPI30705 - Certificate III in Sawdoctoring
  • FPI30305 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing