Student Pack

What is the purpose of this document?

The Student Pack is the document you, the student, needs to complete to demonstrate competency. This document includes the context and conditions of your assessment, the tasks to be completed by you and an outline of the evidence to be gathered.

The information includes the following:

· Information related to the unit of competency

· Guidelines and instructions to complete each task and activity

· A student evaluation form

Student Evaluation Form

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1. Student and trainer details

Student details

Full name:

Student ID:

Contact number:

Email address:

Trainer details

Full name:

2. Qualification and unit of competency

Qualification/Course/Program Details



Unit of competency




Read and interpret plans, specifications and drawings for carpentry work



Release date:


3. Assessment Submission Method

☐ By hand to trainer/assessor ☐ By email to trainer/assessor

☐ Online submission via Learning Management System (LMS)

☐ Any other method _________________________________________________

(Please describe here)

4. Student declaration

· I have read and understood the information in the Unit Requirements prior to commencing this Student Pack

· I certify that the work submitted for this assessment pack is my own. I have clearly referenced any sources used in my submission. I understand that a false declaration is a form of malpractice;

· I have kept a copy of this Student Pack and all relevant notes, attachments, and reference material that I used in the production of this Student Pack;

· For the purposes of assessment, I give the trainer/assessor permission to:

· Reproduce this assessment and provide a copy to another member of staff; and

· Take steps to authenticate the assessment, including communicating a copy of this assessment to a plagiarism checking service (which may retain a copy of the assessment on its database for future plagiarism checking).

Student signature: ________________________________

Date: ____/_____/______________

5. Assessment Plan

The student must be assessed as satisfactory in each of the following assessment methods in order to demonstrate competence in a variety of ways.

Evidence number/ Task number

Assessment method/ Type of evidence/ Task name

Sufficient evidence recorded/Outcome

Assessment task 1

Knowledge Test (KT)

S / NS (First Attempt)

S / NS (Second Attempt)

Assessment task 2

Skills Test (ST)

S / NS (First Attempt)

S / NS (Second Attempt)


C ☐ NYC ☐

Date assessed:

Trainer signature:

6. Completion of the Assessment Plan

Your trainer is required to fill out the Assessment Plan Outcome records above, when:

· You have completed and submitted all the requirements for the assessment tasks for this cluster or unit of competency.

· Your work has been reviewed and assessed by your trainer/assessor.

· You have been assessed as either satisfactory or unsatisfactory for each assessment task within the unit of competency.

· You have been provided with relevant and detailed feedback.

Every assessment has a “Feedback to Student” section used to record the following information. Your trainer/assessor must also ensure that all sections are filled in appropriately, such as:

· Result of Assessment (satisfactory or unsatisfactory)

· Student name, signature and date

· Assessor name, signature and date

· Relevant and detailed feedback

7. Unit Requirements

You, the student, must read and understand all of the information in the Unit Requirements before completing the Student Pack. If you have any questions regarding the information, see your trainer/assessor for further information and clarification.

Pre-Assessment Checklist: Task 1 – Knowledge Test

The purpose of this checklist

The pre-assessment checklist helps students determine if they are ready for assessment. The trainer/assessor must review the checklist with the student before the student attempts the assessment task. If any items of the checklist are incomplete or not clear to the student, the trainer/assessor must provide relevant information to the student to ensure they understand the requirements of the assessment task. The student must ensure they are ready for the assessment task before undertaking it.

Section 1: Information for Students

☐ Make sure you have completed the necessary prior learning before attempting this assessment.

☐ Make sure your trainer/assessor clearly explained the assessment process and tasks to be completed.

☐ Make sure you understand what evidence is required to be collected and how.

☐ Make sure you know your rights and the Complaints and Appeal process.

☐ Make sure you discuss any special needs or reasonable adjustments to be considered during the assessment (refer to the Reasonable Adjustments Strategy Matrix – Appendix A and negotiate these with your trainer/assessor).

☐ Make sure that you have access to a computer and the internet (if you prefer to type the answers).

☐ Make sure that you have all the required resources needed to complete this assessment task.

☐ The due date of this assessment task is in accordance with your timetable.

☐ In exceptional (compelling and compassionate) circumstances, an extension to submit an assessment can be granted by the trainer/assessor. Evidence of the compelling and compassionate circumstances must be provided together with your request for an extension to submit your assessment work.

☐ The request for an extension to submit your assessment work must be made before the due date.

Section 2: Reasonable adjustments

I confirm that I have reviewed the Reasonable Adjustments guidelines and criteria as provided in Appendix A and attached relevant evidence as required and select the correct checkbox.

☐ I do require reasonable adjustment

☐ I do not require reasonable adjustment

Declaration (Student to complete)

☐ I confirm that the purpose and procedure of this assessment task has been clearly explained to me.

☐ I confirm that I have been consulted about any special needs I might have in relation to the assessment process.

☐ I confirm that the criteria used for this assessment has been discussed with me, as have the consequences and possible outcomes of this assessment.

☐ I confirm I have accessed and understand the assessment information as provided in the Training Organisation’s Student Handbook.

☐ I confirm I have been given fair notice of the date, time, venue and/or other arrangements for this assessment.

☐ I confirm that I am ready for assessment.

Student Name: ______________________________________

Student Signature: ___________________________________ 

Assessment method-based instructions and guidelines: Knowledge Test

Assessment type

· Written Questions

Instructions provided to the student:

Assessment task description:     

· This is the first (1) assessment task you must successfully complete to be deemed competent in this unit of competency.

· The Knowledge Test is comprised of three (3) written questions

· You must respond to all questions and submit them to your Trainer/Assessor.

· You must answer all questions to the required level, e.g., provide an answer within the required word limit, to be deemed satisfactory in this task

· You will receive your feedback within two (2) weeks, and you will be notified by your Trainer/Assessor when your results are available.

Applicable conditions:        

· All knowledge tests are untimed and are conducted as open book assessment (this means you can refer to your textbook during the test).

· You must read and respond to all questions.

· You may handwrite/use a computer to answer the questions.

· You must complete the task independently.

· No marks or grades are allocated for this assessment task. The outcome of the task will be Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory.

· As you complete this assessment task, you are predominately demonstrating your written skills and knowledge to your trainer/assessor.

Resubmissions and reattempts: 

· Where a student’s answers are deemed not satisfactory after the first attempt, a resubmission attempt will be allowed.

· The student may speak to their trainer/assessor if they have any difficulty in completing this task and require reasonable adjustments.

· For more information, please refer to the Training Organisation’s Student Handbook.


· This assessment task may be completed in:

☐ a classroom

☐ learning management system (i.e. Moodle),

☐ workplace,

☐ or an independent learning environment.

· Your trainer/assessor will provide you with further information regarding the location for completing this assessment task.

Instructions for answering the written questions:

· Complete a written assessment consisting of a series of questions.

· You will be required to answer all the questions correctly.

· Do not start answering questions without understanding what is required. Read the questions carefully and critically analyse them for a few seconds; this will help you to identify what information is needed in the answer.

· Your answers must demonstrate an understanding and application of the relevant concepts and critical thinking.

· Be concise, to the point and write answers within the word-limit given to each question. Do not provide irrelevant information. Remember, quantity is not quality.

· You must write your responses in your own words.

· Use non-discriminatory language. The language used should not devalue, demean, or exclude individuals or groups based on attributes such as gender, disability, culture, race, religion, sexual preference or age. Gender-inclusive language should be used.

· When you quote, paraphrase, summarise or copy information from other sources to write your answers or research your work, always acknowledge the source.

Purpose of the assessment

This assessment task is designed to evaluate student’s knowledge essential to read and interpret plans and specifications for carpentry work in order to plan and sequence the work:

· Knowledge to recognise the features and uses of project documentation.

· Knowledge to describe common carpentry and construction elements.

· Knowledge to describe the process of measuring horizontal and vertical deviations on building elements and surfaces to check if they are within standards.

· Knowledge to define treatments and finishing of common construction surfaces and elements.

· Knowledge to identify project schedule.

· Knowledge to identify types of PERT charts and their uses.

· Knowledge to identify critical path.

· Knowledge to identify Gantt chart and their uses.

Task instructions

· This is an individual assessment.

· To ensure your responses are satisfactory, consult a range of learning resources and other information such as handouts, textbooks, learner resources etc.

· To be assessed as Satisfactory in this assessment task, all questions must be answered correctly.

Assessment Task 1: Knowledge Test

Provide your response to each question in the box below.


Complete the table below regarding the features and uses of project documentation given in column 1 of the table:Features (20-40 words)Uses (20-40 words)Construction planCross-sectional planDimensionsNotesIllustrationsProject specificationsSite plansElevationsFloor plansSectionStructural detailStructural specificationsDrawingsSpecificationsSupplementary specificationsWork schedulesMaterialsQuality of workQuality assuranceContractor / Main contractorNominated subcontractorProvision of Site AccessProvision of Facilities

Satisfactory response




Answer the following questions related to the details, performance, characteristics, and tolerances of the following:2.1 Document the following for the common carpentry and construction elements given in column 1 of the table. Characteristic (20-40 words)Two (2) materials that can be used. Two (2) standards of Work2.2 Discuss the process of measuring horizontal and vertical deviations/tolerances on building elements and surfaces to check if they are within standards (80-120 words).2.3 Define treatments and finishing of common construction surfaces and elements. (40-60 words).

Satisfactory response



Characteristic (20-40 words)Materials Used (two (2))Standards of Work(two (2))FormworksFramingWall CladdingRoof and roofingWindows and doorsPlastering backgroundWet Areas, Decks, BalconiesFloorsJoinery and cabinetry


Answer the following questions related to the processes for planning and scheduling carpentry work from plans and specifications:3.1 What is a project schedule? How is it used and why is it needed? (120-170 words).3.2 What are the two (2) types of PERT charts and how are they used? (60-100 words).3.3 What is a critical path? (20-30 words).3.4 What is a Gantt chart and how is it used for planning and scheduling carpentry work from plans and specifications.? (100-150 words).3.5. How can creating a construction/carpentry project plan help in planning and scheduling carpentry work from plans and specifications? Writ your answer in 150-200 words.

Satisfactory response



Assessment Results Sheet


First attempt:

Outcome (make sure to tick the correct checkbox):

Satisfactory (S) ☐ or Not Satisfactory (NS) ☐

Date: _______(day)/ _______(month)/ _______(year)


Second attempt:

Outcome (please make sure to tick the correct checkbox):

Satisfactory (S) ☐ or Not Satisfactory (NS) ☐

Date: _______(day)/ _______(month)/ _______(year)


Student Declaration

· I declare that the answers I have provided are my own work. Where I have accessed information from other sources, I have provided references and/or links to my sources.

· I have kept a copy of all relevant notes and reference material that I used as part of my submission.

· I have provided references for all sources where the information is not my own. I understand the consequences of falsifying documentation and plagiarism. I understand how the assessment is structured. I accept that the work I submit may be subject to verification to establish that it is my own.

· I understand that if I disagree with the assessment outcome, I can appeal the assessment process, and either re-submit additional evidence undertake gap training and or have my submission re-assessed.

· All appeal options have been explained to me.

Student Signature


Trainer/Assessor Name

Trainer/Assessor Declaration

I hold:

☐ Vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered

☐ Current relevant industry skills

☐ Current knowledge and skills in VET, and undertake

☐ Ongoing professional development in VET

I declare that I have conducted an assessment of this student’s submission. The assessment tasks were deemed current, sufficient, valid and reliable. I declare that I have conducted a fair, valid, reliable, and flexible assessment. I have provided feedback to the student.

Trainer/Assessor Signature


Office Use Only

The outcome of this assessment has been entered into the Student Management System

on _________________ (insert date)

by (insert Name) __________________________________

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