Research and evaluate products, materials and processes

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 LMFFT6001B, 'Research and evaluate products, materials and processes'.
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. Research global market trends

1.1. Global market trends are researched and/or forecast in relation to products and processes

1.2. Developments in technology are investigated to ensure all possibilities are considered

2. Research production materials

2.1. Issues which may impact on the availability of current production materials are analysed and likely changes are forecast

2.2. Availability of new and/or alternative materials is researched and projections of potential benefits is completed

3. Identify manufacturing capabilities or implications

3.1. Manufacturing capabilities are defined in consultation with relevant personnel on issues such as human resources, materials, financial restraints, equipment capabilities, timelines and efficiency

3.2. Options or requirements for utilisation of external resources to undertake part of the work is determined when defining production capabilities

4. Evaluate and recommend product and materials options

4.1. Relevant information related to products, materials and processes is identified and compiled into usable data form

4.2. The impact of national and international trends on products and materials is analysed and preferred courses or options are identified

4.3. Other parameters are clarified, in consultation with production development, sales/marketing team, management and/or client, where required

4.4. Reports and/or presentations are prepared in accordance with enterprise procedures for input into business planning

Qualifications and Skillsets

LMFFT6001B appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF60308 - Advanced Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • LMF60102 - Advanced Diploma of Furnishing Management