Manufacture 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 FPICOT3213B, 'Manufacture 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. Select required material

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

1.2. Communication with others involved in this work is established and maintained in line with OHS and organisational requirements

1.3. Work order is reviewed to determine cutting tool dimensions in line with site procedures

1.4. Information about timber and equipment is obtained and reviewed to determine preferred material type

1.5. Material is selected and cut to suitable lengths for machining cutting tool blank in line with site procedures

2. Machine blank

2.1. Processes to produce blank are determined in line with site requirements and job specifications

2.2. Blank dimensions and tolerances are determined in line with work order and associated information

2.3. Machining equipment and setups are performed in line with manufacturer recommendations and industry practices

2.4. Blank is machined to required dimensions and tolerances using the selected processes

2.5. Checking procedures are performed on blank surface finish and dimensions to ensure job requirements are met

3. Machine required profiles

3.1. Blank is positioned in suitable attachments in preparation for machining of tooth profiles

3.2. Setups are performed in line with job requirements and site procedures

3.3. Machining procedures are followed to ensure each tooth profile and dimension meets required dimensions and tolerance in line with site procedures and job requirements

3.4. Checking procedures are performed on profile surface finish and dimensions to ensure job requirements are met

3.5. Sub-standard cutting tools are dealt with in line with site procedures, manufacturer recommendations and environmental requirements

3.6. Routine checks and maintenance procedures are conducted on cutting tools in line with manufacturer recommendations and site procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT3213B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30805 - Certificate III in Woodmachining
  • FPI30705 - Certificate III in Sawdoctoring
  • FPI30305 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing