This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to prepare the materials and carry out routine flux core arc welding (FCAW) and applies in a maintenance or manufacturing environment where the weld quality is not required to meet an Australian Standard.
Where welding is required to meet AS 1554 General Purpose or equivalent codes, work health and safety (WHS) regulations and/or licensing requirements unit MEM05047 Weld using flux core arc welding process should also be selected.
Where the interpretation of technical drawings is required unit MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing should also be selected.
Where the selection and use of engineering measurement is required unit MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements should also be selected.
Where the selection and use of tools is required unit MEM18001 Use hand tools and unit MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations, should also be selected as appropriate.

Unit details

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


MEM11011 - Undertake manual handling and

MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering and

MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information


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