This unit covers performing manual heating, thermal cutting and gouging to produce complex internal and external profiles. It includes the assembly/disassembly of plant and equipment, selection of settings and consumables and operation of the equipment.

Unit details

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


MEM05007C - Perform manual heating and thermal cutting


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: - obtaining, interpreting and following relevant job sheets, drawings, instructions and procedures; - selecting and assembling equipment and accessories; - following safety procedures; - safely checking, starting and operating equipment; - cutting material to specifications; - identifying and correcting cutting defects, and; - economising material and minimising waste.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - cutting processes and procedures appropriate to various material; - heating and cutting specifications; - procedures for heating and cutting; - specifications for cutting and surface finish; - use and applications of tools, equipment and techniques for heating and cutting; - assembling procedures for equipment and accessories; - equipment settings; - application of various consumables; - sources of information on equipment settings and consumables; - hazards and control measures associated with manual heating and thermal cutting; - use and application of personal protective clothing and equipment; - equipment pre-checks and operation; - procedures for adjusting heating and cutting equipment; - cutting allowances and reasons for applying them; - procedures for minimising waste material; - reasons for minimising waste material; - cutting defects and their causes; - procedures for correcting cutting defects; - tools, equipment and techniques required to correct cutting defects; - use and application of personal protective equipment, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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