Set up, operate and maintain CNC machining and processing centres

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 LMFFM3031B, 'Set up, operate and maintain CNC machining and processing centres'.
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. Prepare for work

1.1. Work instructions are used to determine job requirements, including: design, quality, materials, equipment and quantities

1.2. Workplace health and safety requirements, including personal protection needs, are observed throughout the work

1.3. Material for machining is selected and inspected for appropriate quality

1.4. Procedures are determined for minimising waste material

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

2. Set up for machining and processing

2.1. CNC program is set to job requirements

2.2. Safety equipment, including emergency stops, gauges, guards and controls are checked

2.3. Machining and processing settings and adjustments are made in accordance with job requirements and machining and processing and tool manufacturers' instructions

2.4. Machining and processing, cutting tools and jigs are checked for safe and effective operation

2.5. Trial runs are conducted to check machining and processing operation and quality of finished work

2.6. Final adjustments are made to CNC programs and equipment according to workplace procedures

3. Operate machining and processing centres

3.1. Machining and processing centres are operated and monitored to ensure product quality and output

3.2. Waste quantities are checked and minimised

3.3. Problems with the required work are identified and reported to appropriate persons

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

3.5. Any authorised changes in working procedures are followed

4. Clean up work area and maintain equipment

4.1. Material that can be reused is collected and stored

4.2. Waste and scrap 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. Operator maintenance is completed in accordance with manufacturers' specifications and site procedures

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

4.6. Equipment and tooling is maintained in accordance with workplace procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

LMFFM3031B appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF30302 - Certificate III in Furniture Making
  • LMF30502 - Certificate III in Furniture Making (Wood Machining)
  • LMF32109 - Certificate III in Cabinet Making
  • CPC31811 - Certificate III in Shopfitting