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Flooring Technology Website

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The Flooring Technology resource was developed by Workspace Training in 2013 for Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA), the Industry Skills Council for the furnishing industry
The original ‘Flooring Technology’ resource was developed by Workspace Training in a series of WELL Projects – funded by the Commonwealth Government’s Workplace English Language and Literacy Program.

When the WELL Program was abolished in the 2014 federal budget, the development work stopped and management of the site was transferred to Manufacturing Skills Australia.

The Training Package (LMF02) that the resources were aligned to has since been superseded by the MSF Training Package and the original material has now become obsolete.

In order to continue with the development of new units and updating of existing units, Workspace Training formed an organisation called INTAR (Industry Network Training and Assessment Resources) to enable TAFE colleges, industry RTOs and other interested parties to fund the work directly through ‘subscriptions’.

The INTAR website now hosts both versions of the Flooring Technology website. You can view them by following the links below.

Flooring Technology (WELL) – free access to original site

Flooring Technology (INTAR) – limited access to subscription site

About this resource

This project won the award for ‘Excellence in a learning resource’ in the 2014 Australian Institute of Training and Development Awards, announced on 16 October 2014.

Excellence in a learning resource’ in the 2014 Australian Institute of Training and Development AwardsThe website provides learning materials, self-check exercises and assignments to support a range of competencies from the Certificate III in Flooring Technology.

The text is written in plain English and there is extensive use of photos and line drawings. Each paragraph of main content has a ‘play’ button which allows the user to play the voice-over narration and see an enlarged version of the photo for that paragraph. There are also other presentation options available, including a ‘Slideshow’ version which shows full-sized images and plays the voice as a continuous narration.

The ‘lesson’ pages contain learning activities to reinforce the concepts presented, and there are assignments at the end of each section that can be used for assessment purposes. Interactive exercises are also used throughout the resource, including self-check quizzes, questionnaires, and drag-and-drop style activities.

The overall objective of the resource is to help learners to acquire the underpinning knowledge needed to satisfy the theoretical components of these units. This will assist them when they undertake the practical training on-site. Although the resource is designed specifically for learners with literacy or numeracy difficulties, it is suitable for any apprentices or trainees undertaking the Flooring Technology course.

Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetmaking Website

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Kitchen and bathroom cabinetmaking website

The original ‘Kitchen and bathroom cabinetmaking’ resource was developed by Workspace Training in a series of WELL Projects – funded by the Commonwealth Government’s Workplace English Language and Literacy Program.

When the WELL Program was abolished in the 2014 federal budget, the development work stopped and management of the site was transferred to Manufacturing Skills Australia.

The Training Package (LMF02) that the resources were aligned to has since been superseded by the MSF Training Package and the original material has now become obsolete.

In order to continue with the development of new units and updating of existing units, Workspace Training formed an organisation called INTAR (Industry Network Training and Assessment Resources) to enable TAFE colleges, industry RTOs and other interested parties to fund the work directly through ‘subscriptions’.

The INTAR website now hosts both versions of the Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetmaking website. You can view them by following the links below.

Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetmaking (WELL) – free access to original site

Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetmaking (INTAR) – limited access to subscription site

About this resource

Kitchen and bathroom cabinetmaking websiteThis website provides learning materials, self-check exercises and assignments to support a range of competencies from the Certificate III in Cabinetmaking (Kitchens and Bathrooms).

The text is written in plain English and there is extensive use of photos and line drawings. Each paragraph of main content has a ‘play’ button which allows the user to play the voice-over narration for that block of text and see an enlarged version of the photo for that paragraph. There are also other presentations options available, including a ‘Slideshow’ version which shows full-sized images and plays the voice as a continuous narration.

The ‘lesson’ pages contain learning activities to reinforce the concepts presented, and there are assignments at the end of each section that can be used for assessment purposes. Interactive exercises are also used throughout the resource, including self-check quizzes, questionnaires, and drag-and-drop style activities.

The overall objective of the resource is to help learners to acquire the underpinning knowledge needed to satisfy the theoretical components of these cabinetmaking units. This will assist them when they undertake the practical training on-site. Although the resource is designed specifically for learners with literacy or numeracy difficulties, it is suitable for any apprentices undertaking the kitchen and bathroom cabinetmaking trade course.

Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetmaking Learner Guides

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logoThe Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetmaking resource contains print-based learner guides and workbooks for all units covered in the project.

These documents are based on the website material used in the online version, and are available in both PDF and Word formats.

You will find the links to the downloadable documents on the ‘Supporting resources’ page in each online unit. For more information about the online resource, go to: Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetmaking website.

INTAR_logoPlease note that only the WELL project print-based resources are available for free download. To gain access to the INTAR print-based resources, you must be a subscriber. For more information on INTAR and how to join as a subscribing member, please go to the INTAR website.

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Forest and Forest Products Industry Learner Guides

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Other interactive CDs

Workspace Training has developed a wide range of print-based resources over the years for the Forest and Forest Products Industry. Below is a selection of learner guides that support competencies from the Forest and Forest Products Training Package (FPI05).

Some of these guides are based on material we developed for other projects, including on-line Toolboxes and interactive CDs. For more information about these resources and other industry-specific materials, please contact us.

To download the PDF documents shown below, click on the ‘learner guide’ link for each title you wish to access

(Note that Adobe Reader 9.0 or above is required to view these documents. You can download the Adobe Reader here.)

Learner Guides

  • Assessing materials
    Supporting: FPICOR3204B Visually assess materials
    PDF: Learner Guide (940KB)
  • Communicating and working with others
    Supporting: FPICOR2202B Communicate and interact effectively in the workplace
    PDF: Learner Guide (2.09MB)
  • Grading structural softwoods
    Supporting: FPICOT2216A Visually stress grade softwood
    PDF: Learner Guide (1.84MB)
  • Quality and product care
    Supporting: FPICOR3202B Conduct quality and product care procedures
    PDF: Learner Guide (943KB)
  • Safety and Environment
    Supporting: FPICOR3201B Implement safety, health and environment policies and procedures
    PDF: Learner Guide (2.79MB)
  • Selecting timber
    Supporting: FPICOT3247B Select timber for forestry operations
    PDF: Learner Guide (1.96MB)
  • Stock control procedures
    Supporting: FPICOT3236A: Coordinate stock control procedures
    PDF: Learner Guide (917KB)
  • Working effectively
    Supporting: FPICOR2201B: Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry
    PDF: Learner Guide (1.25MB)

Chainsaw Operation – Interactive CD

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The 2016 Edition of Chainsaw Operation – Beginner to Advanced is designed for workers who are undertaking the theory component of a chainsaw training course. It is particularly suited to learners with poor literacy skills.

The presentation is in a Powerpoint format, and features animated graphics, video clips, voice-over narration and interactive exercises.

The Trainer and Assessor Guide that accompanies the CD contains details on copyright and reproduction conditions, presentation style, suggested training strategies and an example of one of the sample assessment instruments.

The CD itself contains the Powerpoint presentation and interactive self-check exercises, plus a full set of downloadable assessment instruments that can be used as the basis for the trainer’s own assessment tools. These documents are provided in a Word format, allowing them to be easily customised or reproduced in another format.

Cost is $99, including GST and postage within Australia.

Competencies covered

The resource is aligned to the following units of competency:

AHCMOM213: Operate and maintain chainsaws
AHCPCM203: Fell small trees
FWPCOT2237: Maintain chainsaws
FWPCOT2238: Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw
FWPCOT2239: Trim and cut felled trees
FWPCOT2236: Fall trees manually (basic)
FWPFGM3212: Fall trees manually (intermediate)
FWPFGM3213: Fall trees manually (advanced)

Previews

Follow the links below to preview excerpts from the resource. Note that the sample Powerpoint files do not contain the interactive exercises or downloadable assessment tools contained in the CD version of the resource.

Module 1 – Chainsaw basics
Module 2 – Tree falling with a chainsaw
Trainer and Assessor Guide

Order

To order the interactive CD package, download the Order form. You may fax, post or email the order form back to Workspace Training.
For more information, please contact Kath Ware at kath@workspacetraining.com.au.

See also Chainsaw Operation booklets for the print-based learner guides that cover the above competencies

Timber Toolbox Website Series

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Timber Toolbox Website Series

The ‘Timber’ Toolbox series comprises three websites – Timber Toolbox, Timber Plus Toolbox and Sustainable Timber Toolbox. Each website comprises a set of resources for training and assessing timber workers in competencies from the Forest and Forest Products Industry Training Package (FPI05). In addition to a comprehensive coverage of the subject matter, they also contain a range of interactive learning activities and tasks which can be used as assessment exercises.

The competencies covered in the first two Toolboxes are relevant to timber industry qualifications at Certificate II and III level. The third Toolbox deals with two Certificate IV level competencies that have been approved as ‘Green skills’ units.

Timber ToolboxGo to on-line version

Competencies covered:

Timber Toolbox Website

FPICOR2201A: Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry

FPICOR3201A: Implement safety health and environmental policies and procedures

FPICOR3202A: Conduct quality and product care procedures

FPICOR3204A: Visually assess materials

FPICOT3236A: Coordinate stock control procedures

FPICOT3204A: Prepare and interpret sketches and drawings


Timber Plus ToolboxGo to on-line version

Competencies covered:

Timber Plus Toolbox Website

FPICOR2203A Follow environmental care procedures

FPICOR2204A Follow fire prevention procedures

FPICOR2205A Follow OHS policies and procedures

FPICOR2207A Maintain quality and product care

FPICOT2216A Visually stress grade softwood

FPICOT2219A Use hand held tools

FPICOT3241A Assemble timber wall frames

FPICOT3242A Lay up timber roof trusses

FPICOT3247A Select timber for forestry operations


Sustainable Timber ToolboxGo to on-line version

Competencies covered:

Sustainable Timber Toolbox Website

FPICOR4201A Monitor safety, health and environmental policies and procedures

FPICOR4202A Monitor and review forestry operations


Australian Flexible Learning Framework LogoThese e-learning resources have been developed with funding provided by the Australian Flexible Learning Framework, administered by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. Copyright is owned by the Australian Government.