This unit covers applying the fabrication of shapes and products using a variety of forming and shaping techniques, using a variety of tools and equipment.

Unit details

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


MEM05037C - Perform geometric development

MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements

MEM12024A - Perform computations

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: - selecting tools and equipment; - setting up and adjusting equipment; - calculating allowances; - taking measurements; - starting up and shutting down the machine; - positioning material; - positioning safety guards; - obtaining drawings and/or specifications; - selecting the most appropriate forming/shaping process to achieve the required size and specification; - forming/shaping material to size and specification; - checking the final form/shape of the object for conformance with specifications; - reworking the object to ensure conformance with specifications; - reading, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - planning and sequencing operations, and; - checking task-related information.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - variety of hot and cold forming/shaping processes; - machines, tools and/or equipment required to perform forming/shaping processes; - reasons for selecting chosen tools, equipment and processes; - adjustments that can be made to the equipment and the effect of adjustments on the object being formed/shaped; - allowances when forming/shaping materials; - sources of data relating to allowances; - startup and shutdown procedures; - the material positioning/feeding requirements; - the location and function of all safety guards; - procedures for the forming/shaping process; - defects in formed/shaped materials; - defects that can be rectified by further work/adjustment; - hazards and control measures associated with undertaking fabrication, forming and shaping, including housekeeping; - safe work practices and procedures.

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