This unit covers entering and changing programmable controller operational parameters, including specifications and procedures gained from a range of circuit drawings, engineering data sheets, step print out, manufacturers' procedure and data books.

Unit details

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


MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM16008A - Interact with computing technology


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: - selecting appropriate data transfer device(s)/procedure(s) and transferring the software accurately; - verifying machine operation or process output; - obtaining specific changes required to operating parameters within the software program; - adjusting/changing operational parameters; - checking machine operation or process output; - reporting; - identifying problems; - reading, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - planning and sequencing operations; - checking and clarifying task related information; - checking for conformance to specifications, and; - undertaking numerical operations, geometry and calculations/formulae within the scope of this unit.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - appropriate and correct program loading techniques and reasons for selecting the chosen program loading technique; - checks to be undertaken during and after downloading; - reasons for checking that the data transfer is accurate and complete; - action to be taken if data transfer is inaccurate and/or incomplete; - specifications relating to the transferred data; - correct operation of the machine or process; - specific machine operations or process outputs being controlled by the programmable controller; - specific problems in accordance with standard operating procedures; - operating parameters within the software program; - standard operating procedures; - specification to be met and functions to be controlled and machine operation or process output; - reporting process; - procedures to change parameters and their implications; - hazard and control measures associated with entering and changing programmable controller operational parameters, including housekeeping, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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