Install metal structures and features

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 RTF3208A, 'Install metal structures and features'.
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

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Plan and prepare work


Plans and specifications are interpreted and clarified with the supervisor.


The quantity and quality of materials are checked to ensure they conform to design drawings and specifications.


Tools and equipment are selected and checked for serviceability according to enterprise guidelines.


OHS hazards are identified, risks assessed and controls implemented.


Environmental implications of installing timber structures are identified and reported to the supervisor.


Set out the site for the structure


Services are determined and located from site plans.


The position of the structure or feature is marked out according to design drawings and specifications.


Profiles are established to conform to the tolerances nominated within the design drawings and specifications.


Footings are excavated and prepared according to the type of structure or feature to be installed.


Prepare and cut metal components


Components are laid out ready for assembly to the requirements contained in the design drawings and specifications.


The length of components and the positions of joins are marked out according to designated specifications in design drawings.


Cutting tools are selected, used and maintained according to manufacturers recommendations and OHS specifications.


Components are cut and joined in preparation for assembly.


Assemble and erect structure


Metal components are assembled into position and fixed into place according to design drawings and specifications.


Remaining components are installed and fixed into position according to design drawings and specifications.


Structure is finished off to ensure all components are secure and complete.


Coatings are applied according to specifications, manufacturers recommendations and OHS guidelines.


Check quality of work and clean up site


Quality of finished work is inspected to ensure the standard of the finished structure or feature is in accordance with design drawings and specifications.


Debris is cleaned from structure and site according to enterprise guidelines.


Waste material is disposed of in an environmentally aware and sensitive manner.


Unused metal components are stored for future re-use according to enterprise guidelines.


Tools and equipment are cleaned and stored according to enterprise guidelines.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTF3208A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIF30208 - Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance
  • LMT30407 - Certificate III in Textile Fabrication
  • LMT20507 - Certificate II in Textile Fabrication