This unit covers setting up and operating a range of mechanical cutting and holing equipment.

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: - loading and adjusting cutting machines; - selecting machines and tooling; - installing cutting tool; - setting up and adjusting cutting machine; - securing and correctly positioning materials; - cutting and holing materials; - applying relevant codes and standards; - reading and interpreting routine information on written job instructions, specifications and standard operating procedures; - following oral instruction; - measuring materials to specified workplace tolerances and within the machine range, and; - clarifying routine task-related information.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - the characteristics of cutting methods and machines; - effect of materials on the machine tooling, tooling defects and adjustments; - effect of adjustments on the dimensions of the cut material; - applicable tolerances; - methods of marking out materials to ensure minimum wastage; - any applicable industry standards, national/Australian standards, NOHSC guides, State/Territory regulatory codes of practice/standard; - use and application of personal protective equipment for mechanical cutting, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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