This unit covers performing precision mechanical measurement by using precision measuring equipment, setting comparison measuring devices and maintaining precision equipment.

Unit details

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


MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements


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: - reading and interpreting text and numerical information on manufacturer specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - selecting/using precision mechanical measuring devices; - setting measuring devices to specification; - obtaining specified mechanical measurements to the finest graduation of the device; - measuring components to specified tolerances; - reading and interpreting measurements; - maintaining and adjusting precision mechanical measuring devices; - storing precision mechanical measuring devices, and; - undertaking calculations and numerical operations for measurement using precision mechanical measuring equipment.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - the appropriate precision mechanical measuring device for given measurement requirements; - procedures to verify equipment being used has been recently calibrated; - suitability of environmental conditions for the measurements being carried out; - procedures/techniques for obtaining a range of mechanical measurements; - the 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; - procedures for setting precision mechanical measuring devices; - specifications of the equipment to be set; - tools and equipment for setting mechanical measuring devices; - the adjustments that can be made to a range of precision mechanical measuring devices; - procedures for adjusting and maintaining precision mechanical measuring devices; - procedures for storing precision mechanical measuring devices; - hazards and control measures associated with precision mechanical measurement, including housekeeping, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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