Nzqa registered unit standard 736 version 6




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NZQA registered unit standard

736 version 6




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Title

Demonstrate knowledge of physical characteristics of wood

Level

2

Credits

5




Purpose

People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the structure of radiata pine, wood types and the factors that impact on end use, and wood as a raw material.




Classification

Wood Manufacturing - Generic Skills > Wood Manufacturing Foundation Skills




Available grade

Achieved


Explanatory notes
All evidence requirements must be demonstrated and assessed in accordance with the reference text: Physical Characteristics of Wood, published by Competenz and available from Competenz at http://www.competenz.org.nz, or Competenz, PO Box 9005, Newmarket, Auckland 1149.
Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Demonstrate knowledge of the structure of radiata pine.
Evidence requirements
1.1 Differences between earlywood and latewood are explained.
Range differences include – density, moisture content, time of formation.
1.2 Differences between heartwood and sapwood are explained.
Range differences include – function, location.
1.3 Differences between corewood and outerwood found in radiata pine are explained.
Range differences include – density, moisture content, time of formation, end use.
1.4 The location of spiral grain in the log is identified.
Outcome 2
Demonstrate knowledge of wood types and the factors that impact on end use.
Evidence requirements
2.1 The differences in hardwoods and softwoods are identified.
Range leaves or needles, fruit or cones, thin or thick cell walls, deciduous or evergreen, covered or naked seed, round or conical shape.
2.2 The effects of age, geographical location, and climatic conditions on density are compared.
2.3 The impact of density on end use is described.
Outcome 3
Demonstrate knowledge of wood as a raw material.
Evidence requirements
3.1 The characteristics of wood as a raw material are described.
Range characteristics include – variability, durability, appearance, versatility, thermal conductivity, sustainability.
3.2 The advantages of wood as a raw material are compared with metals, plastics, concrete, and fibre-based products.



Planned review date

31 December 2015


Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions

Process

Version

Date

Last Date for Assessment

Registration

1

27 January 1994

31 December 2012

Review

2

24 October 1996

31 December 2012

Review

3

10 February 1999

31 December 2012

Revision

4

14 March 2000

31 December 2012

Review

5

18 December 2006

31 December 2012

Review

6

15 April 2011

N/A




Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference

0173

This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Please note

Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA, before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.


Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMRs). The CMR also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the Competenz at info@competenz.org.nz if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.

Competenz

SSB Code 101571



Ó New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016





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