Construct prototypes and samples

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 FPITMM4201B, 'Construct prototypes and samples'.
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. Prepare for construction

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

1.2. Prototype purpose, workorder and construction plans are produced and checked with appropriatepersonnel

1.3. Type and quantity of material and assemblyhardware to be constructed are collected

1.4. Equipment is selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations

1.5. Stages of the construction process are planned and documented

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

2. Set up components

2.1. Set-up jigs required for construction are specified and prepared

2.2. Timbercomponents are selected, checked for compatibility with the specifications and cut in line with the prototype plans

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

2.4. Defectivecomponents are rejected and disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

2.5. Timber that is cut incorrectly and off-cuts are disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

2.6. Components are stapled to maintain temporary alignment during construction

3. Construct prototype

3.1. Construction plan is followed to construct the item

3.2. Assembly hardware is located and selected in line with the prototype construction plans and specifications

3.3. Checks are conducted at designated points in construction

3.4. Hardware is positioned on joints and installed, following prototype specifications

3.5. Temporary bracing is nailed or stapled to the product in line with construction standards

3.6. Modifications to designs and plans are detected and recommended within workplace procedures

3.7. Construction faults are corrected and prototype plans modified

3.8. Modifications to the plan are documented and followed

3.9. Prototype or sample is checked for effectiveness and timeliness of construction to suit the purpose

3.10. Prototype development processes and problems are recorded and reported to the appropriate personnel

3.11. When no longer required, temporary bracing, prototypes and samples are stored or disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPITMM4201B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI40310 - Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture
  • FPI40205 - Certificate IV in Timber Processing
  • FPI40410 - Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Design