Assess and maintain saw performance

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 FWPCOT3216, 'Assess and maintain saw performance'.
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. Inspect and test saw and equipment

1.1 Obtain information relating to current and past performance problems and review to assess process problems.

1.2 Select appropriate personal protective equipment and check for operational effectiveness.

1.3 Observe saw and equipment under operating conditions to determine extent of problems.

1.4 Examine timber fed through saw to determine potential causes of cutting problem.

1.5 Lock-out equipment and inspect saw and equipment to identify worn, broken and loose components.

2. Assess technical performance

2.1 Compare technical performance against other equipment.

2.2 Assess technical performance of sawing operation to identify future improvements and feasibility of options for new equipment.

2.3 Obtain endorsement from appropriate personnel for identified improvements.

3. Rectify saw problems

3.1 Identify characteristics of occurring problems and diagnose possible causes.

3.2 Refer to other trades and operations personnel to validate assessed causes.

3.3 Canvass responses and discuss with relevant personnel to identify and agree on preferred option.

3.4 Implement selected course of action, review cutting results and communicate to appropriate personnel.

3.5 Record and report causes of cutting problems and action taken in line with organisational procedures.