MEM05007 - Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

Unit code: MEM05007 | Study level: TAFE
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Overview
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Overview

This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to perform manual heating, thermal cutting and gouging including the assembly and disassembly and operation of the equipment on a range of materials.

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.

Assessment

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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:

  • following work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practices;
  • selecting equipment appropriate to the material;
  • checking condition of equipment;
  • setting up gas cylinders, hoses, blowpipes, tips and nozzles, regulators and flashback arrestors;
  • operating equipment to cut materials making appropriate cutting allowances to ensure material is used in most economical way;
  • identifying defects and taking appropriate remedial action;
  • heating material to specification, and;
  • checking final product for compliance with specifications.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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