This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to interpret technical drawings.

Technical drawings may utilise perspective, exploded views or hidden view techniques and may include symbol glossaries. Drawings are provided to AS 1100 Technical drawing or AS 1102 Graphical symbols and their equivalents from the full range of engineering disciplines.

Where any technical drawing, sketch, chart, diagram is only used as a technique for communication, then this unit does not apply: unit MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements or unit MEM16006 Organise and communicate information should be selected as appropriate.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit details

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


MEM12023 - Perform engineering measurements

MEM12024 - Perform computations

MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information


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: - following work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practices; - selecting, checking and validating technical drawing against job requirements or equipment; - interpreting technical drawing through recognition of components, assemblies, objects and symbols; - identifying dimensions; - applying drawing conventions appropriate to engineering discipline, and; - compiling a materials list.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - safe work practices and procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE); - application of AS 1100 Technical drawing or AS 1102 Graphical symbols; - conventions used in technical drawings; - correct interpretation of instructions contained in drawings, and; - materials from which drawing object(s) are made and their features and manufacturing and assembly requirements.

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