This unit covers performing measurement skills requiring straightforward use of mechanical measuring devices and associated calculations.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - selecting the appropriate measuring device for given measuring tasks; - using appropriate measuring technique; - reading all measurements taken accurately to the finest graduation of the selected measuring device; - handling and storing measuring devices in accordance with manufacturers' specifications or standard operating procedures; - verifying all measuring devices before use; - making, where appropriate, routine adjustments to measuring devices; - 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 for conformance to specifications; - undertaking numerical operations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals within the scope of this unit, and; - preparing drawings as required.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - correct application of a range of measuring devices; - correct and appropriate measuring technique for a range of measuring devices; - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals to the scope required by this unit; - procedures for handling and storing a range of measuring devices; - procedures for adjusting and zeroing a range of measuring devices; - methods of communicating measurements by drawings, as required, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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