Coordinate timber drying operations

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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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 FPISAW4203B, 'Coordinate timber drying operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan drying procedures

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

1.2. Variations in timber characteristics are assessed and moisture content measured and recorded

1.3. Timber drying schedules are produced and applied in line with site procedures

1.4. Kiln management procedures are planned and scheduled in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

1.5. Process cycles are planned and prescribed

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

2. Control drying operations

2.1. Charge sheets are checked and interpreted to ensure accuracy in line with final moisture content reading

2.2. Process trends are checked and analysed for optimum performance

2.3. Seasoning chambers are checked and controlled in line with standard operating procedures

2.4. Drying operations, major problems and equipment faults are investigated and recorded and reported in line with site requirements

3. Coordinate drying process

3.1. Drying operations and output are monitored to record possible process improvements based on moisture control and timber being processed

3.2. Modifications are made to processing cycles to ensure optimum performance and communicated to operators

3.3. Drying improvement modifications are documented and communicated in line with site procedures

3.4. Charge details are obtained and recorded in line with site requirements

3.5. Dried timber is directed to storage or transferred for further processing

3.6. Operating logs and seasoning records are completed and maintained to site standards

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPISAW4203B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI50105 - Diploma of Forest and Forest Products
  • FPI40205 - Certificate IV in Timber Processing