Sharpen band saws

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 FWPSAW3207, 'Sharpen band saws'.
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. Prepare for sharpening

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

1.2 Select appropriate repair, maintenance and personal protective equipment and check for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations.

1.3 Plan sharpening process in line with work order.

2. Assess condition and set up sharpening equipment

2.1 Follow organisational safety procedures thoughout all maintenance and repair processes.

2.2 Remove band saw blades from designated machinery.

2.3 Assess cutting performance of blade and determine need to replace or sharpen.

2.4 Assess condition of prior repairs and blade teeth, set and tension.

2.5 Select sharpening machine and change or dress grinding wheel.

2.6 Adjust machine settings to suit required blade geometry and set blade to manufacturer's recommendations.

2.7 Align blade tooth with machine feed mechanism.

3. Sharpen band saw blade

3.1 Conduct tests to ensure teeth and machine feed mechanism are aligned.

3.2 Establish depth of machine cut and in-feed from blade condition.

3.3 Monitor machine sharpening process to ensure correct grinding conditions and geometry.

3.4 Finalise process and check blade for sharpness, correct cutting angle and profile.

3.5 Identify damaged and exhausted saw blades and and dispose of these in line with environmental protection practices.

3.6 Package band saw for protection during return to service.

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