This unit covers setting up and operating wood working machines used by engineering pattern makers and marine fabricators.

Unit details

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


MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements

MEM18001C - Use hand tools


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: - determining job requirements from job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures and other applicable reference documents; - checking and clarifying task-related information; - selecting and setting machines; - setting guards and stops; - handling, machining and storing timber and wood; - measuring materials and components to specified sizes/tolerances, and; - checking for conformance to specifications.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - application and use of general wood working machines; - interpreting instructions, drawings or sketches; - numerical operations and calculations within the scope of this unit; - machine settings including installation of blades and cutters, clamping for the job, including adjustments for sizing and speed; - the range of tools/cutters for different purposes; - the consequences of incorrect set or cutting angles; - the consequences of tool holders, tools and cutters etc., being incorrectly secured; - the consequences of not using guards etc; - timber product knowledge including features, characteristics and applications; - methods of optimising quality of appearance, retention of shape, strength, and the minimisation of waste; - use and application of personal protective equipment; - safe work practices and procedures, and; - hazards and control measures associated with general woodworking machine operations.

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