This unit covers assessing task requirements; preparing materials; undertaking the repair, replacement or modification of the fabrication; cleaning and finishing to specifications; and inspecting the result.

Unit details

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


MEM05005B - Carry out mechanical cutting

MEM05007C - Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

MEM05011D - Assemble fabricated components

MEM05012C - Perform routine manual metal arc welding

MEM05015D - Weld using manual metal arc welding process

MEM05051A - Select welding processes

MEM05052A - Apply safe welding practices

MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM12023A MEM18001C MEM18002B The units above belong to Path 1 - ARC Welding Path 2 - MIG Welding MEM05005B MEM05007C MEM05011D MEM05017D MEM05050B MEM05051A MEM05052A MEM09002B MEM12023A MEM18001C MEM18002B Path 3 - OXY Welding MEM05004C MEM05005B MEM05007C MEM05011D MEM05022C MEM05051A Path 4 - TIG Welding MEM05005B MEM05007C MEM05011D MEM05019D MEM05049B MEM05051A MEM05052A MEM09002B MEM12023A MEM18001C MEM18002B


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: - visually inspecting fabrication for defects, faults, and compliance; - marking out; - minimising wastage of materials; - cutting, bending, rolling, shaping or forming materials; - positioning and clamping materials for welding; - undertaking pre-welding/tacking checks; - setting up and adjusting welding equipment; - tack welding; - welding according to all relevant codes, and specifications; - cleaning and finishing materials/fabrication; - reading and interpreting job sheets, specifications, drawings, standard operating procedures, manufacturer; - - documentation and other literature to the level required by this unit; - assessing material and equipment requirements; - using measuring skills for preparing and marking out materials and for checking modification against specifications, and; - completing short reports using relevant terminology and format. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - applicable industry standards, national/Australian standards, NOHSC guidelines, State/Territory regulatory codes of practice/standards; - characteristics of faults, defects and or non-compliance; - means of rectifying faults, defects and/or non-compliance 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, 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; - reporting requirements; - use and application of personal protective equipment; - safe work practices and procedures, and; - hazards and hazard control measures associated with repairing, replacing or modifying fabrications.

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