This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to perform precision mechanical measurement.

This unit covers comprehensive measuring skills where judgement is required in the selection of the most appropriate techniques/devices and where results are interpreted and/or analysed.

Where interpretation of technical drawings is required unit MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing should also be selected.

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:


MEM11011 - Undertake manual handling

MEM12023 - Perform engineering measurements

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; - identifying and interpreting measurement requirements from specifications, including sketches and job; - instructions, schematics, diagrams and technical manuals; - selecting appropriate measuring device or equipment to achieve the required outcome; - checking the accuracy of the selected measuring equipment where appropriate; - setting up measuring equipment where appropriate; - obtaining measurements on components or equipment in a safe and effective manner, interpreting results and recording measurements, as required, and; - storing and maintaining measuring devices including routine adjustments according to manufacturer's specifications or SOPs.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - safe work practices and procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE); - appropriate precision mechanical measuring device for given measurement requirements; - procedures for verifying equipment being used has been recently calibrated; - procedures for obtaining a range of mechanical measurements and techniques to be used; - suitability of environmental conditions for the measurements being carried out; - setting precision mechanical measuring devices procedures; - accuracy to which a range of precision mechanical measuring devices can be read; - procedures for reading graduated mechanical measuring devices; - units of measurement and numerical operations within the scope of this unit; - specifications of the equipment to be set; - tools and equipment for setting mechanical measuring devices; - procedures and techniques required to undertake adjustments to a range of precision mechanical measuring devices, and; - storage procedures.

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