This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to prepare materials and perform routine oxy fuel gas welding of mild/low carbon steel and cast iron where the welding is not required to meet an Australian Standard or equivalent.

Where welding is required to meet AS 1554 General Purpose or equivalent codes, work health and safety (WHS) regulations and/or licensing requirements MEM05055 Weld using oxy fuel gas welding process 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.

Where the selection and use of tools is required unit MEM18001 Use hand tools and unit MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations should also be selected as appropriate.

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


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; - cleaning and preparing materials for welding; setting up gas cylinders, hoses, blowpipes, tips and nozzles, regulators and flashback arrestors; - selecting settings and consumables; - butt and fillet weld materials to comply with specifications, and; - cleaning welds according to SOPs.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - safe welding practices and procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE); - preparatory requirements; - equipment and equipment settings; - purpose of, and setting up requirements, of gas cylinders, hoses, blowpipes, tips and nozzles, regulators and flashback arrestors; - fuel gas properties and applications, and; - weld characteristics.

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