This unit covers identifying material properties and selecting appropriate welding processes to achieve safe and effective welding outcomes.

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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: - reading, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating-procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - planning and sequencing operations, and; - checking and clarifying task-related information. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - hazards and control measures associated with welding practices, including housekeeping; - safe work practices and procedures; - properties and characteristics of commonly used metals and materials; - basic metallurgy principles; - information resources; - chemical content of fumes emitted by welding processes; - uses and purposes of various metals, and; - distortion prevention measures for various metals.

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