Estimate and cost job

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 FPITMM3203B, 'Estimate and cost job'.
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. Gather information

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

1.2. Details of customer requirements are obtained through discussion with customer or from information supplied

1.3. Product information is assessed and communicated to appropriate personnel in line with customer requirements

1.4. Delivery point and methods of transportation are determined in line with organisational procedures and environmental protection requirements

1.5. Details are recorded in line with organisational practice

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

2. Estimate materials, time and labour

2.1. Types and quantities of materials required for product manufacture are estimated

2.2. Resource requirements to achieve product manufacture and perform required services are estimated

2.3. Completed estimate for product manufacture is documented and checked to match customer requirements

3. Calculate costs

3.1. Total materials, labour and overhead costs are calculated in line with organisational procedures

3.2. Total job cost is calculated, including overheads and mark-up percentages

3.3. Final cost to customer is calculated in line with organisational procedures

4. Check and document details

4.1. Details of costs and charges are documented in line with organisational practice

4.2. Costs, calculations or other details are checked in line with organisational practice

4.3. Customer quotation is prepared in line with organisational procedures

4.4. Details are documented for future reference in line with organisational practice

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPITMM3203B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30805 - Certificate III in Woodmachining
  • FPI30505 - Certificate III in Timber Manufactured Products
  • FPI30605 - Certificate III in Timber Merchandising