Perform complex 4x4 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
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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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 FPIFGM3208B, 'Perform complex 4x4 operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for 4x4 operations

1.1. Applicable occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to performing complex 4x4 operations are identified and followed

1.2. Type of water crossings and terrain are identified and assessed for safe operating conditions

1.3. Vehicle is selected appropriate to conditions and checked for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's specifications

1.4. 4x4 activities are planned in line with anticipated conditions

1.5. Hazards and risks associated with operations and surfaces are assessed in line with capability of operator and vehicle

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

2. Negotiate water crossing

2.1. Entry and exit points for crossing are established and selected for current flow in line with risk assessment

2.2. Depth of water at intended crossing point is checked against indicators or activities

2.3. Gear/ratio for completion of crossing is selected without the need to change

2.4. Vehicle is prepared prior to commencing water crossing

2.5. Engine revolutions are kept constant without sudden acceleration or deceleration and bow wave is maintained

2.6. Brakes are dried off by gentle application while moving

2.7. Engine oils are checked for contamination, and differential and gear box oils are arranged to be checked after prolonged periods in water

2.8. Aircleaner elements are checked for water intrusion to assess air intake operational effectiveness

3. Operate vehicle in rugged terrain

3.1. Intended vehicle path is inspected prior to negotiation of rugged terrain

3.2. Correct gear/range is selected to negotiate terrain

3.3. Freewheel hubs are engaged and disengaged in line with driving conditions

3.4. Vehicle controls are set in line with manufacturer's specifications for operation in the surrounding terrain

3.5. Traction is maintained in line with requirements of the vehicle and the surrounding terrain

3.6. Chains are fitted to vehicle in line with manufacturer's specifications as required by terrain

3.7. Vehicle load is inspected, positioned and secured to maximise traction for 4x4 driving

3.8. Terrain is negotiated in line with requirements for specific driving conditions

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPIFGM3208B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30105 - Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management
  • FPI30205 - Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage
  • FPI30305 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing