Operate a portable sawmill

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 FWPSAW3229, 'Operate a portable sawmill'.
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 sawing

1.1 Review work order and confirm work requirements.

1.2 Select type and quantity of logs to be sawn

1.3 Select suitable equipment for the sawing process, check operational effectiveness and review manufacturer's instructions for use

1.4 Plan sawing process to optimise volume and quality of recovery.

2. Break down logs

2.1 Check site for hazards and conduct pre start-up check.

2.2 Use cant hooks, winches or log rollers to position logs to be sawn, and stabilise with chock logs or pre-notched runners.

2.3 Review sawn board dimensions from customer orders or work order.

2.4 Identify log characteristics and estimate number of boards and sequence of cuts from an individual log.

2.5 Adjust saw, carriage and mill to suit dimensions of boards to be cut.

2.6 Operate saw ensuring that sawn edges are controlled.

2.7 Remove logs with defects, reject boards and off-cuts to waste or sawn recovery.

2.8 Record and report process and equipment faults.

3. Conduct operator maintenance

3.1 Follow equipment lock-out and site procedures when equipment is faulty.

3.2 Check saw and saw blades for bluntness or damage and repair or replace following manufacturer’s instructions.

3.3 Clear area of dust and debris.