Cut material using CNC sizing machines

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 FPICOT3234B, 'Cut material using CNC sizing machines'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for cutting

1.1. Applicable occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to cutting material using CNC sizing machines are identified and followed

1.2. Work order is reviewed and clarified with appropriate personnel

1.3. Type and quantity of material to be cut is acquired from the storage location

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

1.5. Material cutting 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. Set up machine

2.1. CNC program is set to job specifications

2.2. Safety equipment, including emergency stops, gauges, guards and controls, is checked

2.3. Machine settings and adjustments are made in line with job requirements and manufacturer's instructions

2.4. Machine and cutting mechanisms are checked for safe and effective operation

2.5. Trial runs are conducted to check machine operation, accuracy and quality of finished work

2.6. Final adjustments are made to the CNC programs and equipment in line with workplace procedures

2.7. Successful trial runs are included in the process and unsuccessful trial runs are disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

3. Operate machine

3.1. Pre-startup checks are carried out on equipment in line with site requirements

3.2. Material is fed into machine in line with manufacturer's instructions, safe handling procedures and standard workplace operating procedures

3.3. Machine is operated in line with its designed capacity and purpose, tooling requirements and manufacturer recommendations

3.4. Machine operation is monitored to ensure product quality and output

3.5. Waste quantities are checked and minimised

3.6. Items that do not meet quality requirements are repaired or disposed of in line with workplace procedures

3.7. Cutting process and equipment faults are recorded and reported to the appropriate personnel

4. Conduct operator maintenance

4.1. Equipment lock-out procedures are followed in line with OHS legislation and site procedures

4.2. Blades are checked for blunt or damaged condition in line with site procedures

4.3. Blades are removed and replaced in line with manufacturer recommendations

4.4. Removed blades are dealt with in line with site procedures, manufacturer recommendations and environmental requirements

4.5. Cutting area is kept clear of dust, off-cuts and debris in line with OHS and environmental requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT3234B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30805 - Certificate III in Woodmachining
  • FPI30505 - Certificate III in Timber Manufactured Products
  • FPI30405 - Certificate III in Wood Panel Products
  • FPI30910 - Certificate III Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture
  • FPI30305 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing