Set up, operate and maintain finger jointing operations

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 FWPCOT3207, 'Set up, operate and maintain finger jointing operations'.
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. Plan production parameters

1.1 Interpret production orders for grades, quantities, cross sections, end use and plan finger jointing operations.

1.2 Develop finger jointing schedules to ensure optimum production outcomes and communicate to operators in line with organisational procedures.

2. Set up and monitor jointing operation

2.1 Check equipment for operational effectiveness and adjust set up to meet production requirements.

2.2 Select, check and prepare cutters to suit finger profile and timber cross sections.

2.3 Cut trial joints and check finger profiles against specifications.

2.4 Set feed rates, guides, conveyors, glue spreader and curing controls to suit finger profile, timber cross section characteristics and glue requirements.

2.5 Machine trial cleats, join, and test for strength and appearance.

2.6 Accept or reject trialled material and dispose of in line with environmental protection practices.

2.7 Resolve any machining problems, make final adjustments and start the jointing process.

2.8 Monitor finger jointing processes; identify and resolve processing and equipment faults.

2.9 Record and report production outcomes to appropriate personnel.

3. Coordinate shut-down and maintenance

3.1 Coordinate equipment shutdown with operators in line with organisational safety procedures.

3.2 Assist maintenance personnel to identify and resolve equipment faults.

3.3 Plan and coordinate routine maintenance of finger jointing equipment in line with organisational procedures and maintenance schedules.