This unit covers preparing materials, selecting and setting up the welding equipment, carrying out the submerged arc welding, inspecting for and correcting defects, and maintaining weld records.

Unit details

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


MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements


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: - identifying and interpreting appropriate standard e.g. Australian Standard 1554 General Purpose, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) or equivalent; - selecting and using appropriate tools and equipment; - using a variety of welding machines, wire electrodes, settings and materials; - identifying and rectifying weld defects; - applying techniques for distortion prevention and rectification; - cleaning weld, and; - maintaining weld records. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - main types of fluxes and flux/wire combinations; - typical applications of SAW and common materials; - the application of weld metal transfer (short arc, spray, etc.); - material preparation; - joint preparations; - electrode classification; - causes of distortion for materials within the scope of this unit; - causes of defects and methods of rectification; - code requirements; - safe welding practices; - use and application of personal protective equipment for submerged arc welding, and; - relevant hazards and control measures related to the competency.

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