Take off material quantities

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 FPICOT3214B, 'Take off material quantities'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Take off material quantities' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare and itemise materials

1.1. Applicable occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to take off material quantities are identified and followed

1.2. Documentation and specifications are obtained and interpreted to determine material types and job requirements

1.3. Components to be listed are identified and general detailing and dimensioningsystems integrated

1.4. Tables for listing are prepared and required items are listed and categorised in line with industry standards

1.5. Materials are detailed in lists in line with customer requirements and site procedures

1.6. Common industry materials are selected where no specific information is provided and material is not critical to design

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

2. Detail material sizes and quantities

2.1. Physical dimensions for components are read, calculated, scaled or extracted from tables, in line with industry, site and job requirements

2.2. Material quantities are estimated in line with site procedures and expressed as industry standard lengths or sheet sizes

2.3. Wastage is allowed for in estimated quantities

2.4. Multiple requirements for identical material are accumulated and total quantities are given

2.5. Notes and records are maintained and completed in line with detail of material usage, and cutting and machining requirements

3. Calculate quantities and prices

3.1. Total requirements for each line item in take off are calculated and documented in line with customer requirements and site procedures

3.2. Quantities are expressed in measurement units that match item type, customer requirements and site procedures

3.3. Costs are calculated from item rate and presented in line with specific job requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT3214B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30805 - Certificate III in Woodmachining
  • FPI30505 - Certificate III in Timber Manufactured Products
  • FPI20710 - Certificate II in Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture
  • FPI30910 - Certificate III Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture