This unit of competency covers the skills required by an Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication for transferring the dimensions from the detail drawing to work, making templates as required, developing patterns and/or transferring measurements to structures, interpreting relevant codes, standards and symbols and estimating quantities of material from drawings.

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, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - undertaking numerical operations, geometry and calculations/formulae within the scope of this unit; - planning and sequencing operations; - using techniques and equipment required for marking off/out and developing patterns; - checking for conformance to specifications; - establishing and marking datum points; - developing patterns according to specification; - determining fabrication and assembly allowances and transferring to the pattern; - where applicable, applying the requirements of the codes/standards during the geometric development/marking off/out process; - determining material and component quantities from drawings and job specifications, and; - minimising material wastage.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - procedures for marking off/out and pattern development; - tools and equipment to be used in the preparation of the marking off/out; - datum points; - materials that can be used for the preparation of templates and their application; - manufacturing allowances that have to be considered when developing patterns; - template labelling and identification procedures; - storage requirements of templates; - appropriate methods of development/marking off/out of a range of given objects; - appropriate fabrication and assembly allowances; - effects of material type and thickness on fabrication and assembly allowances; - sources of data on fabrication and assembly allowances; - relevant standards and codes and the meaning of symbols used; - requirements of the codes/standards applicable to the work to be done; - materials from which the component/assembly is to be manufactured; - benefits of minimising material wastage; - applicable industry standards, national/Australian Standards, NOHSC guides, state/territory regulatory codes of practice/standards; - safe work practices and procedures. and; - relevant hazards and control measures related to the competency.

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