Set up and operate a wood turning lathe to produce off-centre work

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 LMFFDT4017A, 'Set up and operate a wood turning lathe to produce off-centre work'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for work

1.1. Applicable legislative, OHS and organisational requirements and instructions relevant to lathe operations are verified and complied with

1.2. Workinstructions are used to determine job requirements including design, quality, materials, equipment and quantity

1.3. Material for turning is selected and inspected for safety

1.4. The wood lathe, holding devices, tools and gauges are identified and checked for safe and efficient operations

1.5. Procedures are determined for minimising waste

1.6. Procedures are identified for maximising energy efficiency while completing the job

2. Set up machines with holding devices

2.1. Lathe speed is selected in accordance with job requirements, safety considerations and manufacturers' recommendations

2.2. Holding devices are mounted in accordance with job requirements and safety considerations

2.3. Necessary gauges and tools are selected for job

3. Operate lathe

3.1. Lathe start up instructions are carried out in accordance with manufacturer instructions

3.2. Material is mounted in lathe in accordance with manufacture instructions, safe handling procedures and standard workplace operating procedures

3.3. Lathe is operated in accordance with its designed capacity, purpose and to manufacturers' recommendations

3.4. Lathe operation is monitored to ensure produce quality and output

3.5. Waste quantities are checked and minimised

3.6. Items that do not meet quality requirements are repaired, recycled or discarded according to workplace procedures

3.7. Problems with the required work and/or operation of the machine are identified and reported to the appropriate person

4. Clean up work area and maintain equipment

4.1. Materials that can be reused are collected and stored

4.2. Waste and scraps are removed following workplace procedures

4.3. Equipment and work area are cleaned and inspected for serviceable condition in accordance with workplace procedures

4.4. Unserviceable equipment is tagged and faults identified in accordance with workplace procedures

4.5. Operator maintenance is completed in accordance with manufacturer specifications and workplace

Qualifications and Skillsets

LMFFDT4017A 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