This unit applies to performing soft soldering applications of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, using straightforward techniques, where heat damage to components or finish of soldered joint is not critical.

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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: - using soldering irons; - using direct flame and other heating devices; - 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: - the effect of material to be soft soldered on the selection of consumables; - the reasons for preparing surfaces prior to soldering; - the procedures for rectifying defects in soldered joints; - use and application of personal protective equipment for soft soldering, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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