Select and saw logs in multi-species operations

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 FPISAW3227B, 'Select and saw logs in multi-species operations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Select and saw logs in multi-species operations' 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. Select log and prepare for sawing

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to selecting and sawing logs in multi-species operations are identified and followed

1.2. Work order is reviewed and checked with appropriate personnel

1.3. Appropriate logs are selected by species and size or grade, and billeted to suit work order

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

1.5. Log is selected with reference to production and log utilisation requirements

1.6. Logs with features which are not suitable are segregated or rejected and disposed of in line with site procedures

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

2. Break down logs

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

2.2. Sawing or selection process is planned in line with site procedures, environmental requirements and to optimise volume and quality of recovery

2.3. Log is held with dogs, minimising damage and aligning with saw/s

2.4. Logs or flitches are cleared of foreign matter and fed into the saw at the feed rate prescribed by organisational requirements

2.5. Sawing sequence is planned, maintained and adjusted to produce the required quantity of flitches or cants and to maximise the feed rate

2.6. Break down process is regularly checked and adjusted to maintain the desired quality and output

2.7. Break down processes are adjusted to allow for changes in species, revealing of features, or unacceptable characteristics

2.8. Break down process and equipment faults are recorded and reported to the appropriate personnel

2.9. Flitches or cants are safely directed in line with flow control

3. Conduct operator maintenance

3.1. Equipment lock-out procedures are followed in line with OHS legislation and site procedures

3.2. Saw blades are checked for blunt or damaged condition

3.3. Blunt or damaged saws are identified and dealt with in line with site procedures, manufacturer's recommendations and environmental requirements

3.4. Machine area is kept clear of residue and debris and maintained as required

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPISAW3227B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30305 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing