This unit covers setting up work, selecting and preparing tooling and performing complex turning operations.

Unit details

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


MEM07005C - Perform general machining

MEM07006C - Perform lathe 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: - setting up work to the required level of accuracy using appropriate precision measuring equipment; - setting and supporting work to avoid distortion on release of clamping devices; - selecting correct cutting tools or inserts as appropriate to turning operation; - selecting and using appropriate feeds and speeds; - performing complex turning operations - counter balancing work on face plates: mandrel work; trepanning, and; heavy (multi-tonne) shafts; - calculating cutting parameters, speeds and feeds; - reading, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - planning and sequencing operations; - checking and clarifying task related information; - entering routine and familiar information onto proformas and standard workplace forms; - checking for conformance to specifications; - using precision measurement equipment; - measuring components to specified tolerances; - performing numerical operations, geometry and calculations/formulae within the scope of this unit; - following oral instructions, and; - orally reporting information.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - precision measuring equipment and measuring techniques within the scope of this unit; - reasons for selecting different measuring equipment; - procedures for accurately setting up work for a variety of techniques; - ISO or other standards applicable to cutting tool inserts; - cutting parameters for the given task; - feeds and speeds for complex turning operation(s); - formulae and data relating to feeds and speeds; - techniques and procedures for carrying out the following turning operations: single-start thread cutting; multi-start thread cutting; internal blind hole thread cutting; eccentrics; copy turning, and; taper turning; - techniques and procedures for carrying out the following turning operations: counter balancing work on face plates; mandrel work; trepanning, and; heavy (multi-tonne) shafts; - hazards and control measures, including housekeeping; - use and application of personal protective equipment, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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