Develop, trial and evaluate prototypes

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 FPITMM5202B, 'Develop, trial and evaluate prototypes'.
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. Develop prototype specifications

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

1.2. Prototype purpose and outline requirements are specified from design concepts or customer requirements

1.3. Materials are specified following a detailed analysis of the options

1.4. Detailed prototype design specifications are prepared and documented

1.5. Construction requirements and methods are specified appropriate for the materials to be used

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

2. Plan and prepare prototype for construction

2.1. Workorder and workplans are produced and checked with appropriatepersonnel

2.2. Type and quantity of material and consumables to be constructed are collected

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

2.4. Stages of the construction process are planned, documented and quality checked

2.5. Appropriate jigs and other construction aids are obtained and adjusted to suit the work

3. Produce the prototype

3.1. Work plan is followed to construct the item

3.2. Checks are conducted at designated points in construction

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

3.4. Modifications to the plan are documented and followed

3.5. Prototype is checked for effectiveness and timeliness of construction to suit the purpose

3.6. Prototype development processes and problems are recordedandreported

4. Trial and evaluate the prototype

4.1. Trial objectives and processes are developed, specified and documented

4.2. Personnel involved in the trial and evaluation are informed of their responsibilities and functions

4.3. Trial equipment, tools and materials are prepared and certified prior to use

4.4. Prototype trials are conducted and results captured and recorded in line with the trial specification

4.5. Results of trials are evaluated and evaluation records and recommendations are processed in line with enterprise procedures

4.6. Sample prototypes are disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

4.7. Prototypes no longer required are stored or disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPITMM5202B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI50105 - Diploma of Forest and Forest Products
  • FPI50410 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame Design
  • FPI50310 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture