This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to perform advanced manual heating, thermal cutting, gouging and shaping to produce complex internal and external profiles.

Items are cut, shaped or gouged by a variety of methods to satisfy predetermined shape, size and surface finish specifications.

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

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
MEM05008

Prerequisites

MEM05007 - Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

MEM09002 - Interpret technical drawing

MEM11011 - Undertake manual handling

MEM12023 - Perform engineering measurements

MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information

Assessment

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 appropriate equipment to manual heat, thermal cut and gouge, including the selection of settings and consumables to specifications; - checking condition of equipment; - setting up gas cylinders, hoses, blowpipes, tips and nozzles, regulators and flashback arrestors; - operating equipment to produce complex internal and external profiles with shape/profile/surface finish to predetermined specifications with minimum loss of sound material; - identifying defects and taking appropriate remedial action, and; - checking final product for compliance with specifications.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - safe work practices and procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE); - cutting processes and procedures appropriate to various materials; - potential equipment faults; - heating, cutting and surface finish specifications and procedures; - use and applications of tools, equipment and techniques for heating and cutting; - assembling procedures for equipment and accessories; - equipment settings, pre-checks and operation; - sources of information and application on equipment settings and consumables; - procedures for adjusting heating and cutting equipment; - cutting allowances and reasons for applying them; - tools, equipment and techniques required to correct cutting defects; - procedures and reasons for minimising waste material, and; - cutting defects and their causes and tools, equipment and techniques required to correct defects.

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