Sample and test products to specifications

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 FPITMM4204B, 'Sample and test products to specifications'.
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. Prepare for testing

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to sampling and testing products to specifications are identified and followed

1.2. Product quality specifications are read, drawings interpreted and test parameters selected

1.3. Type and quantity of entities for testing are obtained and design features that impact on testing and inspection are noted

1.4. Equipment is selected and calibrated appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations

1.5. Testing process is selected and planned in line with site procedures

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

2. Test samples

2.1. Conforming or non-conforming products, materials or waste are selected for testing in line with organisational requirements

2.2. Observations of operators and copies of procedures are collected

2.3. Problems or improvement requirements are interpreted and analysed

2.4. Samples are prepared and manufacturing dates, times and batches identified from production records

2.5. Test data is established, reviewed and interpreted in line with site procedures

2.6. Test is conducted in line with industry standards and environmental protection requirements

2.7. Comparisons of all data collected are made and the results checked by further sampling and testing

3. Evaluate and report test outcomes

3.1. Results of tests are evaluated for implication and impact on production process

3.2. Action is taken to rectify or improve upon the test results achieved

3.3. Recommendations are noted and considered for feasibility

3.4. Test results are communicated to production personnel to facilitate process control or changes

3.5. Testing process and equipment faults are recorded and reported to the appropriate personnel

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPITMM4204B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI50105 - Diploma of Forest and Forest Products
  • FPI40205 - Certificate IV in Timber Processing
  • FPI50111 - Diploma of Forest and Forest Products
  • FPI40211 - Certificate IV in Timber Processing