Use hand and power tools

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 RIISAM203A, 'Use hand and power tools'.
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. Plan and prepare

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the use of hand and power tools

1.2. Obtain, confirm and apply work instructions for the allotted task

1.3. Obtain, confirm and apply safety requirements from the site safety plan and organisational policies and procedures relevant to the allotted task

1.4. Identify, confirm and apply environmental protection requirements for the allotted task from the project environmental management plan

2. Select and use hand tools

2.1. Select hand tools consistent with needs of the job

2.2. Check tools for serviceability and safety, and report faults

2.3. Clamp or fix materials in position

2.4. Use hand tools safely and effectively according to their intended use

2.5. Safely locate hand tools when not in immediate use

3. Select and use power tools

3.1. Select power tools and equipment consistent with needs of job and in accordance with standard work practice, and report any faults

3.2. Check tools for serviceability and safety, and report faults

3.3. Visually check power leads/hoses for serviceability/safety in accordance with the site safety plan

3.4. Clear route for safe placement of leads/hoses of identified hazards

3.5. Run electrical power leads to power supply so they are clear of traffic or covered where possible

3.6. Connect electric power leads to the power board or direct to power tool

3.7. Run air hoses out to the compressed air supply and covered where potential trip hazards exist

3.8. Connect hose to power tool and air supply

3.9. Clamp or fix material in position for power tool application where applicable

3.10. Use power tools safely and effectively in application processes

3.11. Locate power tools safely when not in use

4. Clean up

4.1. Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials in accordance with project environmental management plan

4.2. Clean, check, maintain and store machinery, tools and equipment in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and standard work practices

Qualifications and Skillsets

RIISAM203A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP30604 - Certificate III in Government (School Support Services)
  • PSP30704 - Certificate III in School Support Services
  • SFI20111 - Certificate II in Aquaculture
  • SFI10111 - Certificate I in Aquaculture