This unit of competency has been developed for Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication apprenticeship training and the recognition of trade-level skills in marking out general fabrications using geometric development techniques.

Marking out associated with geometric development is done to specifications interpreted from technical drawings and job specifications.

This unit applies in jobbing workshops and involves the development of templates and general fabricating using geometrical layout techniques.

Skills covered by this unit are generally applied in occupational and work situations associated with steel fabrication, boiler making or sheet metal work.

For skills required for marking out activities associated with general engineering and maintenance functions, see the following units:
  • MEM07005 Perform general machining;
  • MEM12006 Mark off/out (general engineering), and;
  • MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components.

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

Unit details

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


MEM09002 - Interpret technical drawing

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


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; - examining detailed drawings for fabrication requirements and specifications, including materials, measurements and tolerances, joining methods, standards and code requirements; - calculating allowances for fabrication and assembly; - establishing and marking datum points; - selecting and using parallel line, radial line and triangulation development methods with minimum material wastage and accurate dimensions, and; producing templates accurately and following storage procedures.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - safe work practices and procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE); - specifications of work; - tools and equipment; - development preparation, methods and application; - datum points; - materials used for the preparation of templates; - manufacturing allowance considerations; - template development, labelling, identification and storage requirements; - fabrication and assembly allowances, and; - ources of data on fabrication and relevant standards and codes.

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