Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 FWPCOT2238, 'Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Prepare for operation

1.1 Review work order and clarify with appropriate personnel.

1.2 Select equipment appropriate to work requirements and check for operational effectiveness.

1.3 Prepare, check and clear work area, ready for hand-held chainsaw operations.

1.4 Carry out pre-start checks on chainsaw in line with site requirements.

1.5 Establish and maintain communication with others in work area to ensure safety.

2. Cut material

2.1 Visually assess materials to be cut for defects that may present unsafe work conditions, and review cutting plan.

2.2 Place cutting supports to ensure a stable base.

2.3 Cut material within site standard tolerances for length and angle relative to centre line.

2.4 Use cutting techniques to industry standard lengths, maximising volume and quality of recovery material.

2.5 Operate chainsaw effectively, in line with manufacturer's recommendations.

2.6 Clear and dispose of debris in line with site procedures and environmental requirements.

2.7 Complete production and quality reports.

2.8 Identify processing problems and equipment faults and report to appropriate personnel.

3. Conduct chainsaw maintenance

3.1 Clean, maintain and store chainsaw in line with manufacturer's recommendations and site procedures.

3.2 Identify blunt or damaged saws and replace or sharpen, in line with site procedures and manufacturer's recommendations.

3.3 Record and report maintenance activities to appropriate personnel.