This unit covers mounting work holding fixtures/devices/tools, conducting pre-start checks, setting numerical and computer controlled machines, instructing the operator and replacing worn or damaged tooling.

Unit details

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


Pathway 1: MEM07024B Operate and monitor machine/process MEM07028B Operate computer controlled machine/processes MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements MEM18001C Use hand tools Pathway 2: 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, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - planning and sequencing operations; - checking and clarifying task related information; - mounting work holding fixtures/devices/tooling; - mounting preset tooling; - verifying tool offsets and/or datum settings against job sheets or instructions; - loading and verifying programs; - conducting pre-start checks; - following safety procedures; - checking safety features and safety equipment for correct operation; - performing numerical operations and calculations/formulae within the scope of this unit; - setting and adjusting machines; - measuring and verifying first-off samples; - instructing machine operators on the sequence of operations, and; - identifying worn or damaged tooling and taking appropriate corrective action. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - work holding fixtures/devices/tools and preset tooling for different machines/processes; - procedures for mounting work holding fixtures/devices/tools; - location of work holding fixtures/devices/tools relative to the machine datum or zero; - reasons for establishing tool offsets; - the purpose of datum settings; - the source(s) of information on tool offsets and datum settings; - procedures to locate and load programs; - procedures for verifying loaded programs; - pre-start checks; - safety features of the machine/process; - the purpose and function of safety features and/or safety equipment; - machine/process setting procedures; - machine operating procedures; - adjustments that can be made to the machine/process; - the effect of adjustments on machine and operational specifications; - product or part specifications in relation to the machining process; - measuring devices for checking parts or products; - examples of worn or damaged tooling; - the effects of worn or damaged tooling; - the corrective action for worn or damaged tooling; - hazards and control measures associated with numerical and computer controlled machines, including housekeeping, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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