Undertake brushcutting operations

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
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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 FPIFGM2207B, 'Undertake brushcutting operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for brushcutting

1.1. Applicable occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to undertaking brushcutting operations are identified and followed

1.2. Work order is reviewed and checked as required with appropriate personnel

1.3. Tools and equipment are selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer recommendations

1.4. Blunt or damaged brushcutter blades are identified, rectified and reported in line with workplace procedures

1.5. Operational effectiveness of brushcutter blades is monitored to maintain cutting safety and productivity

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

2. Assess vegetation and plan brushcutting

2.1. Site environmental concerns are identified and monitored in line with relevant commonwealth, state or territory and local legislation and regulations

2.2. Environmental conditions are identified and assessed in line with work order

2.3. Limitations are identified and assistance is sought as required in line with workplace procedures

2.4. Potential and existing risks and hazards in the work area are identified and controlled

2.5. Appropriate cutting methods for identified types of vegetation and situations are determined and planned to optimise time and safety

3. Operate brushcutter

3.1. Work is undertaken using established safe operating practices in line with workplace procedures, manufacturer recommendations and environmental requirements

3.2. Brushcutter safety harness and handles are adjusted to provide the operator with the correct ergonomic position

3.3. Brushcutting operations are undertaken appropriate to site conditions and at a safe distance from other personnel in the work area

3.4. Brushcutter is monitored for operational effectiveness and is refuelled as required in line with manufacturer recommendations

3.5. Cut vegetation is disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

3.6. Operational faults, malfunctions or problems are identified and reported in line with workplace procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPIFGM2207B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI20105 - Certificate II in Forest Growing and Management