Read and interpret timber truss, floor and/or frame fabrication plans

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 FPITMM2203A, 'Read and interpret timber truss, floor and/or frame fabrication plans'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Clarify and review fabrication plans

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to reading and interpreting timber truss, floor and/or frame fabrication plans are identified and followed

1.2. Work order and fabrication plans are reviewed and clarified with appropriate personnel

1.3. Drawing views and notes are interpreted and design requirements and restrictions are identified and complied with

1.4. Additional information and data is obtained from appropriate personnel and sources if required

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

2. Interpret and read fabrication plans

2.1. Plans, work requirements and sequencing are identified, interpreted and applied to assembling components

2.2. Layouts, spacing and sizing of individual structural members are confirmed in line with work order requirements

2.3. Quantities for bracing and ancillaries for trusses or frames are allowed for

2.4. Timber component information and details are interpreted from plan documentation

2.5. Hardware information and details are interpreted from plan documentation

2.6. Bracing points are correctly identified, located and labelled from plan documentation

2.7. The need for camber is established and identified

3. Confirm work order and fabrication plan

3.1. Set-up jigs required for construction are identified and prepared

3.2. Truss, floor or frame types are identified and timber type and species selected in line with work order

3.3. Assembly hardware is located and selected in line with the fabrication plans and standards

3.4. Characteristics and design details of material are visually assessed against work order

3.5. Sub-standard materials are rejected and disposed of in line with site requirements to minimise wastage

3.6. Common site problems are discussed and prevention strategies examined and adopted to ensure future site practice meets design requirements

4. Confirm products to fabrication plan

4.1. Components are set to include camber adjustments, overhang and other design requirements

4.2. Hardware is positioned on joints and installed in line with design specifications

4.3. Assembly faults are corrected in line with site procedures

4.4. Finished product is assessed for quality against assembly drawing and labelled in line with the work order

4.5. Assessment outcomes and distribution problems are recorded and reported in line with workplace procedures

4.6. Records and reports are accurately completed, processed and maintained in line with workplace procedures


















Qualifications and Skillsets

FPITMM2203A appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI20710 - Certificate II in Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture
  • FPI30910 - Certificate III Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture