Assess and record the lifecycle of a product

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 LMFFDT4003A, 'Assess and record the lifecycle of a product'.
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



1. Assess raw sources of material

1.1. Applicable OHS, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to recording the lifecycle of a product are verified and complied with

1.2. Design brief is reviewed, confirmed and clarified with appropriate personnel

1.3. Communication with others is established and maintained in accordance with OHS requirements

1.4. Most suitable materials to fulfil the brief are assessed to meet the requirements

1.5. Materials are assessed from their source taking account of where they derived from and their processing techniques

1.6. Materials are assessed for their ecological and environmental impact

1.7. Materials are assessed for their availability and supply

1.8. Information on raw materials is recorded for future use

2. Assess the design process

2.1. Problem or underlying factors being addressed by the design brief are verified and documented

2.2. User needs and desires are assessed and documented

2.3. Elements of design are assessed for the intended outcome and documented

2.4. Principles of design are assessed for the intended outcome and documented

2.5. Requirements of the brief are prioritised and assessed for conflicts

2.6. Activities to be undertaken to complete concepts, sketches, drawings and models are documented and prioritised

2.7. Final documentation outlining the full analysis of the design brief is compiled and produced as a report

3. Assess the production process

3.1. Production timeline is assessed

3.2. Supply of raw materials for production is analysed

3.3. Available personnel with suitable skills are assessed for proficiency to complete production

3.4. Manufacturing process is assessed for equipment and assembly methods

3.5. Component production is mapped

3.6. Finishing requirements are assessed

3.7. Final completion of product is assessed and quality checking arrangements put in place

3.8. Action plan for production is completed

4. Assess the product life

4.1. Packaging and despatch procedures are assessed and verified

4.2. Destination of the final product is verified and documented

4.3. Use of the product is assessed and potential life of the product estimated

4.4. Product lifecycle process is reviewed using all of the assessed data

Qualifications and Skillsets

LMFFDT4003A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF60308 - Advanced Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • LMF50508 - Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • LMF40508 - Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology
  • MSS40111 - Certificate IV in Sustainable Operations