Sharpen cutting tools

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 FWPCOT3210, 'Sharpen cutting tools'.
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. Determine required cutting tool dimensions

1.1 Review work order and where required check with appropriate personnel.

1.2 Obtain site documentation and drawings and verify cutting tool dimensions.

1.3 Check cutter angles to improve efficiency of expended cutting energy in mill operations.

1.4 Check cutting tool condition against required dimensions, angles and finish.

1.5 Assess and document additional cutting processes in line with work order.

2. Select and set up grinder

2.1 Select appropriate repair, maintenance and personal protective equipment and check for operational effectiveness.

2.2 Select grinding wheel of appropriate diameter to suit sharpening requirements and mount on grinder.

2.3 Dress grinding wheel to maintain cutting surface and suit cutting tool dimensions.

2.4 Configure grinder attachments to suit cutting tool dimensions and profile.

3. Operate grinder to sharpen cutting tool blades

3.1 Follow organisational safety procedures and manufacturer’s recommendations throughout all repair and maintenance processes.

3.2 Select grinding speeds and feeds to suit cutting tool material, grinding wheel material and configuration.

3.3 Maintain cutting angles and grind cutting edges to remove nicks, lands and other imperfections.

3.4 Check cutting teeth systematically for consistent measurements to specifications.

3.5 Monitor grinder for operational effectiveness and apply coolant as required.

3.6 Remove cutting tool and store to maintain cutting edges.

3.7 Dispose of unserviceable and damaged cutting tools in line with environmental protection practices.

3.8 Record and report processing problems and equipment faults to appropriate personnel.