This unit of competency covers determining the job requirements, observing safety precautions, selecting appropriate wheels and accessories, performing the grinding operations and checking the components for conformance to specifications.

Unit details

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


MEM07005C - Perform general machining

MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements

MEM18001C - Use hand tools


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 and interpreting information on written job instructions, procedures, specifications, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - checking and clarifying task related information; - preparing an operational work plan; - planning and sequencing operations; - using precision measurement equipment within the scope of this unit; - setting up work using tools, techniques and equipment; - using coolant and dust extraction devices; - selecting and preparing grinding wheels and accessories appropriate to the grinding task; - performing and monitoring internal/external cylindrical grinding process; - clamping/mounting work pieces; - checking for conformance to specifications, and; - performing numerical operations and calculations within the scope of this unit.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - reasons for selecting the chosen sequence of operations; - the application of a range of holding devices/accessories; - reasons for selecting specific work holding devices, tools, techniques and equipment; - coolant selection/function; - standard grinding wheel shapes; - the range of abrasive materials used in grinding wheels; - factors impacting grinding wheel selection including grain size of abrasive particles, grade or strength of bond and bond material; - grinding wheel dressing tools and their application; - internal/external cylindrical grinding process; - principles of effective clamping; - grinding operations/procedures; - the function of any grinding accessories; - tools, techniques and equipment for checking components for conformance to specifications; - hazards and control measures associated with grinding operations, including housekeeping; - use and application of personal protective equipment, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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