This unit covers basic machining in a maintenance or jobbing environment.

Unit details

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


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 routine and familiar information on written job instructions, standard operating procedures and other applicable reference documents; - selecting the appropriate machine for the given task; - setting up machines and tooling within the scope of this unit, including speeds and feeds; - sharpening tools within the scope of this unit; - operating machines within the scope of this unit; - checking finished components; - checking and clarifying task-related information, and; - measuring components to specification within the scope of this unit.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - cutting tool sharpening methods and techniques; - tool geometry within the scope of this unit; - units of measurement, tool geometry and numerical operations within the scope of this unit; - safe operation of tool sharpening equipment; - consequences of incorrect sharpening; - machine set-up; - consequences of incorrect speeds and feeds; - procedures for operating workshop machines; - reasons for poor surface finish; - hazards and control measures; - use and application of personal protective equipment, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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