This unit covers performing manual soldering/desoldering for the installation and fabrication of electrical/electronic components.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - performing routine soldering; - performing desoldering; - undertaking material preparation; - reading and interpreting routine information on written job instructions, specifications and standard operating procedures, and; - following oral instruction. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - cleaning solutions and properties and cleaning procedures; - use and application of personal protective equipment for manual soldering/desoldering; - safe work practices and procedures; - methods of joint preparation; - properties of fluxes and their uses; - heat and damage protection procedures; - procedures for preventing electrostatic discharge damage; - soldered joint testing and inspection procedures, and; - reworking procedures and precautions.

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