Operate a truss press

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 FWPCOT3243, 'Operate a truss press'.
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 pressing

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

1.2 Identify and obtain type and quantity of assembly material and hardware.

1.3 Select appropriate personal protective and other equipment and check for operational effectiveness.

2. Set up components

2.1 Use equipment in line with organisational safety procedures, manufacturer’s instructions and environmental protection practices.

2.2 Select timber components from pre-cut material in line with cutting list.

2.3 Position and clamp components in press, with allowable faults, joins and grain in line with construction standards and grading rules.

2.4 Set components to include camber adjustments, overhang and other design requirements.

2.5 Identify defective components, dispose of or recycle in line with environmental protection practices.

2.6 Fasten components to maintain temporary alignment during setup.

2.7 Position and install hardware on joints ready for pressing.

3. Press trusses

3.1 Complete pre start-up equipment checks to ensure operational effectiveness.

3.2 Set and adjust press cycle times and pressures to meet production requirements.

3.3 Check pressed trusses for abnormalities and assembly faults in line with organisational procedures.

3.4 Complete unload and reload cycles.

3.5 Assess pressed and finished trusses regularly; action changes to assembly and pressing processes as required.

3.6 Dispose of defective pressed trusses in line with environmental protection practices.

4. Prepare products for despatch and report

4.1 Check finished product for quality and label in line with work order.

4.2 Remove components from jigs and safely stack in designated location.

4.3 Strap, pack and label finished products ready for transportation.

4.4 Avoid wastage of strapping and packaging materials and maximise use of recycled materials.

4.5 Record and report production outcomes and equipment faults to appropriate personnel.