This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to assemble prefabricated/formed components using a range of joining techniques in a production assembly environment.

Where soft soldering is required unit MEM05003 Perform soft soldering should also be selected.

Where brazing and/or silver soldering is required unit MEM05006 Perform brazing and/or silver soldering should also be selected.

Where production welding skills are required unit MEM05013 Perform manual production welding should also be selected.

Where the interpretation of technical drawings is required unit MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing should also be selected.

Where the selection and use of engineering measuring equipment is required unit MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements should also be selected.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


MEM11011 - Undertake manual handling

MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information

MEM18001 - Use hand tools

MEM18002 - Use power tools/hand held operations


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - following work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practices; - identifying and interpreting job requirements from verbal or written job instructions for sheet and plate assembly; - selecting appropriate tools, components and equipment for required assembly tasks; - using appropriate handling procedures to minimise damage to components and/or assemblies; - using equipment safely to assemble and join products to job requirements using specified assembly and joining techniques; - checking assembly to ensure compliance, and; - handling and storing components, fabrications and assemblies. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - safe work practices and procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE); - purpose of a sequence of operations; - application and function of assembly equipment, including jigs, fixtures and other appropriate tools; - safety precautions and operating characteristics of assembly equipment and tools; - application and limitations of different joining techniques; - surface preparation and joining techniques; - assembly tests/checks; - safe handling and storage procedures applicable to components, fabrications and/or assemblies, and; - potential damage that can occur to components, fabrications and assemblies through the use of inappropriate handling and/or unsafe storage procedures.

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As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

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