This unit covers interpreting technical drawing applying to any of the full range of engineering disciplines.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - checking the drawing against job requirements/related equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures; - confirming the drawing version as being current in accordance with standard operating procedures; - where appropriate, obtaining the current version of the drawing in accordance with standard operating procedures; - reading, interpreting information on the drawing, written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists and other applicable reference documents; - checking and clarifying task related information, and; - undertaking numerical operations, geometry and calculations/formulae within the scope of this unit. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - application of AS1100.101 in accordance with standard operating procedures; - relationship between the views contained in the drawing; - objects represented in the drawing; - units of measurement used in the preparation of the drawing; - dimensions of the key features of the objects depicted in the drawing; - understanding of the instructions contained in the drawing; - the actions to be undertaken in response to those instructions; - the materials from which the object(s) are made; - any symbols used in the drawing as described in range statement; - hazard and control measures associated with interpreting technical drawings, including housekeeping, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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