Cut, weld and bend materials

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 RIISAM205A, 'Cut, weld and bend materials'.
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 cutting, welding and bending of materials

1.2. Obtain, confirm and apply work instructions for the allocated work

1.3. Follow safety requirements in accordance with safety plans and policies

1.4. Identify and implement signage/barricade requirements

1.5. Select plant, tools and equipment to carry out tasks that are consistent with the requirements of the job, and check them for serviceability and rectify or report any faults prior to commencement

1.6. Calculate material quantity requirements in accordance with plans and/or specifications

1.7. Identify, obtain, prepare, safely handle and locate materials ready for use appropriate to the work application

1.8. Identify and apply environmental protection requirements for the project in accordance with environmental plans and regulatory obligations

2. Set up and test equipment

2.1. Select and locate correct fire extinguisher to be readily accessible prior to and during operations

2.2. Attach regulators to Oxy and Acetylene bottles in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and OHS regulations

2.3. Purge lines to manufacturer's recommendations prior to lighting up

2.4. Test equipment for leaks and undertake corrective action or report faults

2.5. Select correct pressures and cutting tips in accordance with material to be cut and manufacturer's specifications

3. Cut material using oxyacetylene

3.1. Accurately mark and secure or clamp material ready for cutting

3.2. Light torch correctly and safely according to manufacturer's specifications

3.3. Adjust setting of flame for cutting to manufacturer's recommendations

3.4. Adopt correct cutting position during cutting to set out mark

4. Cut and weld materials using electric welding equipment

4.1. Undertake and verify test runs in accordance with manufacturer instructions and site specifications

4.2. Carry out welding and cutting in accordance with site procedures

4.3. Clean welds using appropriate tools and techniques

4.4. Confirm weld and cut specifications by visual inspection and defects identified and repaired

5. Heat and bend material

5.1. Accurately mark and secure or clamp material ready for bending

5.2. Light torch correctly and safely according to manufacturer's specifications

5.3. Apply heat to specified material and so weakening effects of the heating process are minimised

5.4. Bend material to specification and cool correctly

6. Shutdown

6.1. Switch off torch according to manufacturer's specifications

6.2. Shut off gas supply according to manufacturer's specifications

7. Clean up

7.1. Clear work area and dispose of, reuse or recycle materials in accordance with

7.2. legislation/regulations/code of practice and job specification

7.3. Clean, check, maintain and store plant, tools and equipment in accordance with

7.4. Manufacturer's recommendations and standard work practices

7.5. Process records in accordance with site requirements