Dry hardwood

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 FWPSAW3205, 'Dry hardwood'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Dry hardwood' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

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 drying

1.1 Review and check work order.

1.2 Locate required type and quantity of hardwood that has been through the conversion process and requires drying.

1.3 Select equipment and check for operational effectiveness.

1.4 Select oven sections and sample boards and cut boards following standard operating procedures.

1.5 Plan drying process.

2. Load kiln and control kiln conditions

2.1 Visually assess racks to be dried for consistent drying characteristics.

2.2 Measure and check moisture content of hardwood for drying.

2.3 Conduct pre start-up checks according to site requirements.

2.4 Follow emergency shutdown procedures when alarm is triggered.

2.5 Load kiln with racks selected for processing.

2.6 Weigh sample boards during drying and check results against standard operating procedures.

2.7 Position baffles and blankets.

2.8 Check and adjust kiln control settings are to meet drying schedules.

3. Unload kiln and process hardwood

3.1 Identify end point of drying and make kiln safe for entry.

3.2 Check hardwood for compliance with target moisture content

3.3 Follow site procedures for removal of moisture probes and baffles.

3.4 Monitor kiln charge and recondition or conduct high humidity treatment as appropriate

3.5 Move and store hardwood for processing.

3.6 Identify sub-standard material and recommend lower value product uses.

3.7 Clean work area according to site requirements.

3.8 Record drying process and report any equipment faults.