This unit of competency covers the preparation of design drawings or graphics used in the mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering and related industry sectors. The unit includes working with a design brief or concept prepared by an engineer or other designer as well as the specification of items, functions, limits, fits, tolerances, and other engineering information required for the eventual production of fully detailed drawings. The unit requires the design drawing to be performed using appropriate computer-aided design (CAD) and other drafting techniques that include sketching, computer graphics and the application of drawing standards.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
MEM09157A

Assessment

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: - reviewing mechanical or maintenance engineering applications for required features, functions and context of engineering design drawings; - determining the range of design drawings required; - using CAD systems, comparing and selecting available software, functions and features appropriate to the design drawing task; - developing orthographic, isometric and other 3-D graphical representations; - representing mechanical components and assemblies using sketching and computer graphics; - representing mechanical components and features using a comprehensive range of standard conventions and graphical techniques; - representing a range of mechanical assemblies using standard graphical representations; - selecting and applying design criteria to meet requirements of the design brief; - engaging appropriate licensed technical and professional assistance for advice, as required, and reporting results of review and the application of graphics techniques, and; - providing documentation, images and files according to job and enterprise procedures.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - availability and features of standards related to mechanical plant and devices, design, maintenance and alteration; - AS 1100 Technical drawing, and means of locating and referencing other relevant standards; - availability and features of standards related to mechanical plant and devices, design, maintenance and alteration; - application of relevant standard for mechanical designs; - methods of representing mechanical components and assemblies using sketching and computer graphics, including all relevant symbols, conventions, abbreviations, and so on; - current and traditional methods of documentation generation and control; - worksite procedures for the processing and filing of graphics, specifications and operating and maintenance instructions/manuals, and; - WHS and regulatory requirements, codes of practice, risk assessment and registration requirements relevant to mechanical and maintenance applications.

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