Assess and maintain saw performance

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 FPICOT3216B, 'Assess and maintain saw performance'.
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. Inspect and test saw and equipment

1.1. Applicable occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to assessing and maintaining saw performance are identified and followed

1.2. Information relating to current and past performance problems is obtained and reviewed to assess process problems

1.3. Saw and equipment are observed under a range of operating conditions to determine the extent of the problems

1.4. Timber fed through saw is examined to determine potential causes of cutting problem

1.5. Saw and equipment are inspected to identify worn, broken and loose components in line with manufacturer instructions and recommendations

1.6. Equipment lock-out procedures are applied in line with OHS and workplace procedures

1.7. Communication with others is established and maintained in line with OHS requirements

2. Assess technical performance

2.1. Technical performance of sawing operation is assessed to identify future improvements in line with site procedures

2.2. Technical performance is compared against other equipment to determine possible efficiencies

2.3. Options for new equipment are assessed to determine feasibility of improvements in performance

2.4. Endorsement from appropriate personnel of identified improvements is obtained as required

3. Rectify saw problems

3.1. Potential causes are diagnosed through the occurring problem and its characteristics

3.2. Assessed causes are validated by reference to other trades and by operations personnel

3.3. Multiple causes are assessed and action is planned, with alternative courses of action canvassed with relevant personnel to identify and agree on preferred option

3.4. Selected course of action is implemented and cutting results are re-examined and reviewed

3.5. Action and results are communicated to appropriate personnel

3.6. Causes of cutting problems and actions taken are accurately recorded and reported in line with site procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT3216B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30805 - Certificate III in Woodmachining
  • FPI30505 - Certificate III in Timber Manufactured Products
  • FPI40205 - Certificate IV in Timber Processing
  • FPI30705 - Certificate III in Sawdoctoring
  • FPI30405 - Certificate III in Wood Panel Products
  • FPI30305 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing
  • FPI30811 - Certificate III in Woodmachining
  • FPI30711 - Certificate III in Sawdoctoring
  • FPI40211 - Certificate IV in Timber Processing
  • FPI30511 - Certificate III in Timber Manufactured Products
  • FPI30411 - Certificate III in Wood Panel Products
  • FPI30311 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing