Select timber for forestry operations

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 FPICOT3247B, 'Select timber for forestry operations'.
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. Prepare for timber selection

1.1. Applicable occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to selecting timber for forestry operations are identified and followed

1.2. Quality system procedures that apply to work are implemented and adhered to

1.3. Products are visually inspected before processing and completion

1.4. Product specifications are checked and followed

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

2. Evaluate selected timber

2.1. Growth and durability of the timber are assessed in line with site procedures

2.2. Species, timber structure, features and characteristics are assessed and reported

2.3. Moisture content of selected timber is identified to ensure it meets production requirements

2.4. Density and working properties of timber are identified to ensure they meet production requirements

2.5. Faults and features in the timber are identified and strategies suggested to overcome or maximise them

2.6. Sawing patterns that best suit the selected timber are identified

3. Report on timber selection

3.1. Timber is assessed for quality and specification requirements

3.2. Timber is prepared for despatch in a manner that prevents or minimises further damage

3.3. Timber assessment outcomes are documented in line with organisational procedures

3.4. Timber selection procedures are recorded and reported in line with workplace procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT3247B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30805 - Certificate III in Woodmachining
  • FPI30705 - Certificate III in Sawdoctoring