Produce complex truss and frame plans and details using computers

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 FWPCOT4201, 'Produce complex truss and frame plans and details using computers'.
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. Interpret plans and loading conditions

1.1 Interpret and assess plans, drawing views and notes; identify loading information, design requirements and restrictions.

1.2 Obtain additional information and data from appropriate personnel or sources.

1.3 Create functional and pictorial image of structure, trusses or frames based on design requirements.

1.4 Refer design requirements outside software limitations to appropriate personnel for resolution.

2. Test and select design options

2.1 Transfer fixed design details to layout data in line with software requirements.

2.2 Specify frame or truss design types, and select timber type and species in line with material suitability and availability.

2.3 Set common industry spacing of frames, trusses and their components to defined design structure in line with industry standards.

2.4 Fix component sizes to clarify and firm design options.

2.5 Select layouts, spacing and sizing of individual structural members progressively in line with software requirements.

2.6 Select, review and revise design details in line with work order.

3. Produce layouts and cutting requirements

3.1 Review design records for design integrity, completeness and consistency in line with certifying authority standards.

3.2 Produce structure layout drawings and truss or frame assembly drawings using appropriate software.

3.3 Produce component cutting detail in line with production requirements and schedules.

3.4 Prepare and document production and installation advice in line with organisational procedures and industry standards.

3.5 Complete and maintain design records and documentation in line with organisational procedures.

4. Provide advice on design and production issues

4.1 Answer questions about designs and assembly requirements clearly and comprehensively.

4.2 Use effective communication techniques to assist and develop production personnel.

4.3 Provide alternative materials and sizes for components within design scope and production requirements.

4.4 Discuss common site problems and select appropriate prevention strategies to ensure future practice meets design requirements.