Dry softwood

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 FWPSAW3206, 'Dry softwood'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Dry softwood' 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 work order and where required check with appropriate personnel.

1.2 Select appropriate personal protective and other equipment and use in line with manufacturer's recommendations.

1.3 Identify and obtain type and quantity of softwood to be dried from conversion process.

1.4 Plan drying process in line with work order.

2. Load and control kiln conditions

2.1 Assess racks visually to ensure consistent drying requirements for timber and adjust as required.

2.2 Measure moisture content and routinely compare with anticipated levels in line with organisational procedures.

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

2.4 Load kiln with racks selected for processing and report to appropriate personnel.

2.5 Position baffles and blankets in line with manufacturer’s instructions.

2.6 Adjust and check kiln control settings regularly in line with drying schedules and organisational safety procedures.

2.7 Follow emergency shutdown procedures when alarm is triggered.

3. Unload kiln and process softwood

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

3.2 Open kiln and identify moisture content of processed softwood.

3.3 Remove moisture probes and baffles from timber.

3.4 Direct and move softwood to storage or processing operations in line with organisational procedures.

3.5 Identify sub-standard material and re-process or direct for lower value usage.

3.6 Keep work area clean and clear of debris in line with organisational safety procedures.

3.7 Identify routine processing and equipment faults and resolve or report to appropriate personnel.