This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to undertake repair, replacement and/or modifications of fabrications requiring an integrated level of skills in fabrication maintenance and repair and is intended to build on skills covered by the specialist prerequisites.

Where machines and equipment for forming, bending or shaping are required unit MEM05010 Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques should also be selected.

Where additional or more complex marking out skills are required see MEM12007 Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes should also be selected.

Where the selection and use of welding processes are required appropriate units should also be selected.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit details

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


MEM05005 - Carry out mechanical cutting

MEM05007 - Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

MEM05051 - Select welding processes

MEM05052 - Apply safe welding practices

MEM09002 - Interpret technical drawing

MEM11011 - Undertake manual handling

MEM12023 - Perform engineering measurements

MEM12024 - Perform computations

MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM14006 - Plan work activities

MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information

MEM18001 - Use hand tools

MEM18002 - Use power tools/hand held operations

MEM05011 - Assemble fabricated components

MEM05015 - Weld using manual metal arc welding process or

MEM05017 - Weld using gas metal arc welding process or

MEM05019 - Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process or

MEM05047 - Weld using flux core arc welding process or

MEM05055 - Weld using oxy fuel gas welding process


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; - identifying and interpreting specifications from drawings, sketches and verbal or written job instructions and inspecting fabrication for defects/faults, non-compliance and determining suitability for repair/replacement/modification; - selecting material, marking out and safely cutting, bending, rolling, shaping or forming ensuring minimum wastage using correct principles, tools, equipment and procedures; - selecting appropriate welding equipment and preparing materials for welding, including pre-tack checks and set up jigs, fixtures and clamps; - consistently welding materials while preventing distortion and rectifying any defects and ensuring repair, replacement and/or modification is cleaned and finished and visually inspected to meet predetermined specifications, and; - completing and lodging maintenance report.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - safe welding practices and procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE); - characteristics of faults, defects and/or non-compliance and means of rectification by rework or additional work, or by replacement of components/materials; - effects of proposed modifications on the fabrication; - reasons for selection of specific materials, tools, equipment and consumables; - marking out principles and techniques; - material preparation processes; - clamping method(s) for the welds undertaken; - location of all materials to be welded; - weld specifications; - equipment, consumables and settings required to achieve the weld specification; - distortion minimisation procedures and methods for rectifying any distortion of materials; - material cleaning and finishing processes for the repair/replacement/modification, and; - report requirements.

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