Visually stress grade softwood

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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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 FPICOT2216B, 'Visually stress grade softwood'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for stress-grading

1.1. Applicable occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to visually stress-grading softwood are identified and followed

1.2. Work order is reviewed and clarified with appropriate personnel

1.3. Grading requirements are identified in line with site procedures, standards and specifications

1.4. Materials, hardware items, tools and equipment requirements are identified from work order and obtained in line with workplace procedures

1.5. Softwood to be graded is positioned to provide appropriate access and facilitate efficient workflow

1.6. Communication with others is established and maintained in line with OHS requirements and site procedures

2. Evaluate softwood

2.1. Species is identified and status of seasoning is checked in line with site procedures

2.2. Size and tolerance measurements are recorded accurately in line with site requirements

2.3. Characteristics are established and evaluated in line with standards and product specifications

2.4. Moisture content is checked, measured and evaluated against standards and seasoning requirements

3. Grade softwood

3.1. Softwood is visually stress graded based on grading standards and criteria in line with required structural grade

3.2. Characteristics with the greatest limiting effect on the grade are diagnosed and checked

3.3. Appearance criteria are assessed and timber is marked, segregated and disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

3.4. Results of grading are recorded and reported in line with workplace procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT2216B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30805 - Certificate III in Woodmachining
  • FPI20505 - Certificate II in Timber Manufactured Products
  • FPI20305 - Certificate II in Sawmilling and Processing
  • FPI20605 - Certificate II in Timber Merchandising
  • FPI30811 - Certificate III in Woodmachining
  • FPI20511 - Certificate II in Timber Manufactured Products
  • FPI20611 - Certificate II in Timber Merchandising
  • FPI20311 - Certificate II in Sawmilling and Processing