This unit covers performing horizontal/vertical boring operations.

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, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, quality and standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - planning and sequencing operations; - checking and clarifying task-related information; - preparing an operational work plan; - selecting, mounting and positioning cutting tools; - calculating and selecting cutting parameters, including speeds and feeds, and; - performing horizontal and/or vertical boring operations. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - reasons for selecting the chosen sequence of operations; - geometry for cutting tools for a range of materials; - calculations for determining cutting parameters and checking tolerances within the scope of this unit; - consequences of varying the speeds and feeds from the optimum rates; - procedures and techniques for carrying out horizontal and vertical boring operations; - appropriate techniques, tools and equipment to measure components; - hazards and control measures associated with horizontal and/or vertical boring, including housekeeping; - use and application of personal protective equipment, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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