This unit covers performing complex milling operations, including gear cutting and helical milling of a range of materials.

Unit details

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


MEM07005C - Perform general machining

MEM07007C - Perform milling operations

MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM12003B - Perform precision mechanical measurement

MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements

MEM12024A - Perform computations

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, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - planning and sequencing operations; - checking and clarifying work related information; - setting up work to the required level of accuracy; - determining cutting parameters; - selecting the correct milling cutter inserts for the cutting parameters in accordance with ISO standards; - calculating cutting parameters such as speeds, feeds and ratios; - setting up gear trains according to calculations and standard operating procedures; - safely operating milling machine, and; - performing complex milling operations using dividing heads and omniversal tables.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - precision measuring equipment and their applications; - procedures for accurately setting up work; - ISO standards applicable to milling cutter inserts; - procedures for milling components such as racks and gears; - calculations, geometry and formulae relating complex milling activities; - accessories used for complex milling; - the applications and use of omniversal tables and differential dividing heads to complex milling operations; - hazards and control measures associated with complex milling operations, including housekeeping, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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