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 LMFFT5011B, '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



1. Develop prototype specifications

1.1. The purpose and outline requirements for the prototype are identified from design concepts and/or customer requirements

1.2. Materials are identified following detailed analysis of the options

1.3. Detailed prototype design specifications are prepared and documented

1.4. Construction requirements and methods are identified appropriate for the materials to be used

1.5. Ergonomic requirements are identified, clarified and satisfied throughout the work process

2. Plan and prepare prototype construction

2.1. Work plan for the prototype construction is drafted

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

2.3. Compatibility of materials in specifications is checked and any discrepancies reported

2.4. Steps or stages in construction are identified, noting checkpoints for quality checks

2.5. Suitable work area is located and cleared ready for work

2.6. Materials and consumables to meet specifications are prepared for use

2.7. Equipment and accessories suitable for working the specified material are prepared for use

2.8. Appropriate jigs and other construction aids are identified and where required adjusted to suit the work

3. Produce the prototype

3.1. Work plan is followed to produce the prototype

3.2. Checks are conducted at the identified points

3.3. Modifications to designs and plans are identified and recommended and managed within workplace procedures

3.4. Modifications to the plan are documented and followed

3.5. Prototype or sample is checked for compliance with specifications

4. Trial and evaluate the prototype

4.1. Trial objectives and processes are developed, specified and documented

4.2. Personnel involved in the trial and evaluation are prepared for their responsibilities and functions

4.3. Trial equipment, tools and materials are prepared and certified prior to use

4.4. Prototype trials are conducted and results captured and recorded in accordance with the trial specification

4.5. Results of trials are evaluated and evaluation records and recommendations are processed in accordance with enterprise procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

LMFFT5011B appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF60308 - Advanced Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • LMF50202 - Diploma of Furnishing Technology
  • LMF40308 - Certificate IV in Musical Instrument Making and Repair
  • LMF50508 - Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology