Produce standard truss or frame plans and details using computers

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 FPICOT3219B, 'Produce standard truss or frame plans and details using computers'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Select software

1.1. Applicable occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to drawing and detailing trusses or frames using computerised systems are identified and followed

1.2. Software options are reviewed and evaluated against specified work requirements

1.3. Appropriate software program is selected and referred to for direction

2. Interpret plans and loading conditions

2.1. Plans and work requirements are identified, interpreted and assessed

2.2. Drawing views and notes are interpreted, and other design requirements and restrictions are identified

2.3. Additional information and data are obtained from appropriatepersonnel and other sources

2.4. Functional and pictorial image of structures, trusses or frames is created

2.5. Design requirements outside normal software limitations are specified and referred to appropriate personnel

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

3. Test design options and select optimum

3.1. Fixed designdetails are transferred to layout data in line with software requirements

3.2. Frame or truss types are specified and timber type and species selected in line with material suitability and availability

3.3. Common industry spacing of frames, trusses and their components are set to the defined design structure in line with industry standards

3.4. Component sizes are fixed to clarify and confirm design options

3.5. Layouts, spacing and sizing of individual structural members are progressively selected in line with software requirements

3.6. Design details are selected, reviewed and revised in line with work order

4. Produce layouts and cutting requirements

4.1. Design records are reviewed for design integrity, completeness and consistency in line with workplace and applicable certifying authority standards

4.2. Structure layout drawings and truss or frame assemblydrawings are produced using software in line with workplace and software requirements

4.3. Component cutting detail is produced in line with manufacturing requirements and schedules

4.4. Installationpackage is assembled in line with workplace procedures and industry standards

4.5. Design records and documentation are completed and maintained in line with workplace procedures

5. Assist in production and construction

5.1. Questions regarding designs and assembly decisions are answered and explained in a clear and concise manner

5.2. Effective communication techniques are used to assist and develop production personnel

5.3. Alternative materials or sizes for components are provided within the scope of the design and work requirements

5.4. Common site problems are discussed and prevention strategies examined and adopted to ensure future site practice meets design requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT3219B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30505 - Certificate III in Timber Manufactured Products