Recondition guides

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 FPISAW3211B, 'Recondition guides'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Recondition guides' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for reconditioning

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

1.2. Work order is reviewed and checked with appropriate personnel

1.3. Type of guides to be reconditioned are removed from the designated machinery

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

1.5. Reconditioning 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. Machine guides

2.1. Condition of saw guides is reviewed to assess guide wear available after grinding

2.2. Attachments for holding guides flat while grinding or machining are selected

2.3. Machining equipment is set up in position to conduct reconditioning

2.4. Tooling is examined and dressed or sharpened in line with site procedures and OHS requirements

2.5. Scored material is removed from guide by grinding or machining

2.6. Grinding or machining speeds and feeds are selected to avoid burn marks on guides and to optimise wheel or tool wear

2.7. Guides are reconditioned to meet geometric requirements of sawing equipment

2.8. Guides that cannot be reconditioned are segregated and disposed of in line with site procedures, manufacturer's recommendations and environmental requirements

2.9. Guide reconditioning process and equipment faults are investigated, recorded and reported in line with site requirements

3. Remove, adjust and replace guides

3.1. Worn guides are removed from carrier without component damage

3.2. Replacement guides are selected which follow manufacturer's requirements

3.3. Fastening holes are drilled and surfaces around drill holes cleaned up

3.4. New guides are inserted in carrier at correct position and required tolerance without component damage

3.5. Low stock and shortages of new guides or guide material are identified in line with site procedures

3.6. Guides are adjusted to clearance in line with manufacturer's recommendations

3.7. Clearance and guide security are checked before saw is started

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPISAW3211B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30705 - Certificate III in Sawdoctoring
  • FPI30305 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing