Set up timber floor trusses

Formats and tools

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
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 FPITMM3207A, 'Set up timber floor trusses'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for assembly

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to assembling timber floor trusses are identified and followed

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

1.3. Type and quantity of material to be assembled and assembly hardware is collected

1.4. Tools and equipment are selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations

1.5. Set-up table or jigs required for construction are identified and prepared

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

2. Set up floor truss

2.1. Product size and number of joints are assessed with table or jig area, and sections and layout are planned

2.2. Timber components are selected from pre-cut material in line with the cutting list and are checked for fit

2.3. Steel web components are selected in line with the construction plans and standards

2.4. Jig components are positioned to accurately locate and support the assembly components and jig or table is adjusted to suit

2.5. Components are positioned and clamped in jigs ready for joining with allowable faults, joins and grain in line with construction standards and grading rules

2.6. Components are set to include overhang and other design requirements, including camber if specified

2.7. Webs are set up to nominated pattern configuration

2.8. Defective components are identified and disposed of or recycled in line with site procedures

2.9. Components are clamped and/or nailed to maintain temporary alignment during assembly

3. Control pressing operations

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

3.2. Truss-pressing operations are coordinated to ensure finished product complies with customer orders

3.3. Assembly faults are corrected in line with site procedures

4. Prepare products for despatch and report

4.1. Finished product is assessed for quality against construction standards and labelled in line with the work order

4.2. Components are removed from table or jigs and safely stacked in a designated location in line with work order requirements

4.3. Finished products are strapped, packed and labelled ready for transportation

4.4. Equipment faults are recognised and reported in line with site procedures

4.5. Records and reports are accurately completed, processed and maintained in line with site procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPITMM3207A 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