This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to perform measurements requiring straightforward use of mechanical measuring devices which incorporate visual inspections representing units of measurement and associated calculations in a range of manufacturing, engineering and related environments. Measurements may be expressed in metric or imperial units.

Electrical/electronic devices used are those not requiring the connection or disconnection of circuitry.

Where the 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:


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; - selecting appropriate measuring device or equipment to achieve the required outcome; - obtaining measurements in a safe and effective manner and recording measurements, including preparing a freehand sketch which depicts required information, as required; - performing calculations to determine or verify dimensions, 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; - correct application of a range of measuring devices; - correct and appropriate measuring technique for a range of measuring devices; - calculations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals; - manufacturer's or SOPs for handling and storing a range of measuring devices; - appropriate procedures for adjusting and zeroing a range of measuring devices, including scale adjustment, and; - appropriate methods of communicating measurements by drawings.

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