Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 FPICOT2238A, 'Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for operation

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative, organisationalrequirements and manufacturer's specifications relevant to cutting materials with a hand-held chainsaw are identified and followed

1.2. Job requirements are reviewed and clarified with appropriate personnel

1.3. Tools and equipment are selected appropriate to job requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations and site procedures

1.4. Tasks are identified and planned in line with job requirements

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

1.6. Requirements for recycling or disposal of waste material are identified

2. Cut material

2.1. Work area is prepared, checked and cleared in line with OHS requirements and site procedures

2.2. Supports are placed as required to ensure a stable base

2.3. Material is visually assessed for defects in line with site standards

2.4. Cutting techniques are used to maximise volume and quality of recovery in line with work order and industry standard lengths

2.5. Material is cut within site standard tolerances for length and angle relative to centre line in line with OHS requirements

2.6. Chainsaw is operated in line with OHS and site procedures, and manufacturer's recommendations

2.7. Debris is cleared and disposed of in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

2.8. Production and quality records and reports are processed in line with site procedures and organisational requirements

2.9. Problems are identified and reported in line with site procedures

3. Conduct chainsaw maintenance

3.1. Damaged saws or cutting attachments are identified and dealt with according to site procedures and manufacturer's recommendations

3.2. Chainsaw is cleaned, maintained and stored in line with manufacturer's recommendations and site procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT2238A appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI20305 - Certificate II in Sawmilling and Processing
  • FPI20605 - Certificate II in Timber Merchandising
  • FPI20611 - Certificate II in Timber Merchandising
  • FPI20311 - Certificate II in Sawmilling and Processing