Dry hardwood

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 FPISAW3205B, 'Dry hardwood'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Dry hardwood' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for drying

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to drying hardwood are identified and followed

1.2. Work order is reviewed and checked with appropriate personnel

1.3. Type and quantity of hardwood to be dried are assessed and acquired from the conversion process

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

1.5. Oven sections and sample boards are selected and cut in line with standard operating procedures

1.6. Drying process is planned in line with site procedures

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

2. Load and control kiln conditions

2.1. Racks to be dried are visually assessed for consistent drying characteristics and adjusted to meet site requirements

2.2. Moisture content is measured and routinely compared with anticipated levels in line with standard operating procedures

2.3. Pre start-up checks are carried out on equipment in line with site requirements

2.4. Emergency shut down procedures are followed in case of alarm being triggered

2.5. Kiln is loaded with racks selected for processing and loading completed and reported

2.6. Sample boards are weighed during drying in line with standard operating procedures

2.7. Baffles and blankets are positioned in line with standard operating procedures

2.8. Kiln control settings are regularly adjusted and routinely checked with site drying schedules

3. Unload kiln and process hardwood

3.1. Drying end point is identified and kiln made safe for entry

3.2. Kiln is opened and moisture content of processed hardwood checked in line with anticipated equilibrium moisture content (EMC)

3.3. Moisture probes and baffles are removed from timber in line with standard operating procedures

3.4. Kiln change is monitored and reconditioning or high humidity treatment conducted as required

3.5. Hardwood is directed and moved to storage or processing operations in line with site requirements

3.6. Sub-standard material is rejected and disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

3.7. Work area is cleaned in line with site requirements

3.8. Drying process and equipment faults are recorded and reported to the appropriate personnel

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPISAW3205B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30305 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing