Apply principles of blade design to sawing procedures

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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
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 FPISAW3228B, 'Apply principles of blade design to sawing procedures'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Maintain quality output

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to applying principles of blade design to sawing procedures are identified and followed

1.2. Quality system procedures are applied and adhered to

1.3. Blades are visually inspected before processing products and completing work

1.4. Product specifications are checked and conformed with

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

2. Apply blade design principles

2.1. Types and styles of blades are classified in line with workplace procedures

2.2. Properties of blades are compared with product specification requirements

2.3. Blade characteristics and design capacities are evaluated and compared to work requirements

2.4. Blades are selected to suit work requirements, material being cut and environmental requirements

3. Monitor and control blade care

3.1. Sawing is planned to optimise the resource value and minimise damage and wear to blades

3.2. Machinery and equipment are regularly maintained and adjusted to minimise product waste and maximise blade lifespan

3.3. Problems are immediately assessed and rectified to avoid damage to blades

3.4. Damage to blades is dealt with in line with site procedures, manufacturer's recommendations and environmental requirements

3.5. Quality output through applying blade design principles and blade care procedures are recorded and reported in line with workplace procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPISAW3228B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30805 - Certificate III in Woodmachining
  • FPI30705 - Certificate III in Sawdoctoring