Develop, trial and evaluate prototypes

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 FWPTMM5202, 'Develop, trial and evaluate prototypes'.
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. Develop prototype specifications

1.1 Access and interpret design concepts or specifications.

1.2 Prepare and document detailed prototype construction plans, specifications and work order for use during trial construction phase.

1.3 Specify prototype purpose and outline requirements from design concepts or customer requirements.

1.4 Complete a detailed analysis of options for materials and construction in line with organisational procedures and environmental protection practices.

1.5 Specify construction materials, requirements and methods based on option selected.

2. Plan and prepare prototype for construction

2.1 Source materials and hardware and other resources in line with site procedures and budgetary limits.

2.2 Assess and select suitable resources in line with options for materials detailed in prototype construction plan and specifications.

2.3 Source and select appropriate tools and equipment and check for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations.

2.4 Plan and document stages of the construction process.

2.5 Source, construct or prepare set-up jigs required for construction.

3. Produce the prototype

3.1 Monitor construction process to ensure construction plan is followed.

3.2 Ensure problems, issues, modifications and improvements are documented.

3.3 Analyse information in reports completed by construction personnel on prototype construction processes, problems, effectiveness of purpose and efficiency of construction methods.

3.4 Identify modifications or improvements to design and construction plan arising from construction of the prototype.

3.5 Evaluate results of construction process and make recommendations for future construction.

4. Trial and evaluate the prototype

4.1 Develop and document specific trial objectives and processes.

4.2 Inform personnel involved in the trial and evaluation of their responsibilities and functions.

4.3 Work with construction personnel to prepare and certify trial equipment, tools and materials prior to use.

4.4 Complete prototype trials in consultation with construction personnel.

4.5 Evaluate trial results, determine and document recommendations for future production.

4.6 Maintain accurate records of trial and evaluation in line with organisational procedures.