Read and interpret timber truss, floor and/or frame fabrication plans

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 FWPTMM2203, 'Read and interpret timber truss, floor and/or frame fabrication plans'.
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. Review and clarify fabrication plans

1.1 Review and clarify fabrication plans and work order where required with appropriate personnel.

1.2 Interpret drawing views and notes and identify design requirements and restrictions.

1.3 Obtain additional information and data from appropriate personnel and sources.

2. Interpret fabrication plans

2.1 Interpret plan, work requirements and sequencing for application to assembly work.

2.2 Confirm layouts, spacing and sizing of individual structural members.

2.3 Allow for quantities of bracing and ancillaries for trusses or frames.

2.4 Interpret timber and hardware component details.

2.5 Identify, locate and label bracing points.

2.6 Establish a need for camber.

3. Confirm work order and fabrication plan

3.1 Follow workplace health and safety procedures throughout production activities.

3.2 Select and prepare set-up jigs required for construction.

3.3 Identify truss, floor or frame types and select timber type and species in line with plan.

3.4 Locate and select assembly hardware in line with fabrication plans and standards.

3.5 Visually assess characteristics and design details of material against plan.

3.6 Reject and dispose of sub-standard materials in line with environmental protection practices.

3.7 Discuss common site problems and suggest solutions for better meeting design requirements.

4. Confirm products to fabrication plan

4.1 Set components to include camber adjustments, overhang and other design requirements.

4.2 Position and install hardware on joints in line with plan specifications.

4.3 Correct assembly faults in line with site procedures.

4.4 Assess finished product for quality against assembly drawing and label in line with work order.

4.5 Record and report assessment outcomes to appropriate personnel.