This unit covers adjusting and commissioning the programmable controller program to specification only.

Unit details

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


MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM10004B - Enter and change programmable controller operational parameters

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: - obtaining all relevant circuit drawings, ladder diagrams, engineering data sheets, manufacturers' procedures and data sheets; - complying with specifications and adjusting programs; - 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 external inputs for conformance to specification using appropriate techniques/equipment; - checking process operation, and editing and adjusting as required to ensure conformance to specification, and; - undertaking numerical operations, geometry and calculations/formulae within the scope of this unit.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - format of the program; - program specifications; - procedures and techniques for checking that program instructions comply with specifications; - procedures for dealing with any non-conformances with specifications; - procedures for setting software timers and counters; - function of software timers and counters; - procedures for manually stepping through the program; - checks that can be made of program outputs; - techniques to be used in checking program outputs; - measurements to be taken during the checking of program outputs; - instruments to be used to take measurements; - procedures for editing programs; - checks to be made to ensure that the external inputs comply with specifications; - techniques and equipment to be used in checking external inputs; - procedures for running the program; - specifications and operational processes controlled by the programmable logic controller; - techniques and equipment to be used to check the operational process; - adjustments that can be made to the program; - effects of adjustments on the operational processes controlled by the program; - procedures to be followed when adjusting programs; - hazards and control measures associated with commissioning programmable controller programs, including housekeeping, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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