Hand sharpen knives and blades

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 FWPCOT3201, 'Hand sharpen knives and blades'.
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

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 sharpening

1.1 Review work order is reviewed and clarify with appropriate personnel.

1.2 Remove knives and blades to be sharpened from designated machinery.

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

1.4 Plan sharpening process is in line with site procedures and environmental requirements.

1.5 Establish and maintain communication with others to ensure work site is safe.

2. Assess condition and set up knives and assemblies

2.1 Assess cutting performance of knife for sharpening requirements.

2.2 Clean knife holders to enterprise standards.

2.3 Assess condition of knife holder and correct defects.

2.4 Select jig setting for knife assembly.

2.5 Separate and reassemble knife assembly in line with manufacturer’s recommendations.

3. Sharpen knives and blades

3.1 Clean excess build-up from knives or blades and inspect for defects, replacing those unable to be repaired by sharpening.

3.2 Select geometry for knives or blades from manufacturer's instructions.

3.3 Select manual sharpening equipment and suitable attachment for holding the knife or blade.

3.4 Feed sharpening equipment across blade, into cutting edge, to obtain clean cutting edge that conforms with geometric requirements without defects and burns.

3.5 Inspect blade or knife after sharpening for accuracy, and hone remaining burrs to obtain a sharp cutting edge.

3.6 Record and report sharpening and equipment faults to the appropriate personnel.