This unit covers preparing the materials and carrying out routine manual metal arc welding (MMAW).

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - preparing materials and electrodes; - setting up welding equipment; - welding with MMAW; - reading and interpreting routine information on written job instructions, specifications and standard operating procedures, and; - performing measurements for joint preparation and routine MMAW. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - material and equipment preparation; - properties and characteristics of materials and consumables; - weld characteristics; - equipment set-up and settings; - MMAW processes and properties; - post-welding treatments; - safe welding practices, and; - use and application of personal protective equipment.

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