This unit covers selecting inspection and test procedures, and controlling the inspection/test environment and equipment.

Unit details

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


MEM15004B - Perform inspection


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 standard operating procedures and other applicable reference documents; - checking and clarifying task-related information; - entering and maintaining information onto proformas and standard workplace forms and records; - checking for conformance to specifications; - using measurement equipment within the scope of this unit; - measuring components to specified tolerances; - implementing inspection method for the product/process; - monitoring inspection/test procedures to ensure desired outcomes are achieved; - monitoring environmental conditions; - checking calibration of measuring equipment; - initiating calibration of measuring equipment; - calibrating measuring equipment against the appropriate reference standard; - detecting and reporting out of calibration equipment, and; - applying units of measurement and numerical operations/calculations within the scope of this unit.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - a range of inspection methods and their application; - the appropriate inspection method for the process/product; - procedures for implementing inspection methods; - the desired/target outcomes of the inspection/test procedures; - reasons for discrepancies/trends; - procedures for monitoring inspection/test procedures; - the effects of environmental conditions on test equipment and the results; - procedures for monitoring environmental conditions; - the acceptable range of variations to environmental conditions; - the correct operation of the measuring equipment; - the specifications of the measuring equipment; - procedures for checking the calibration of the measuring equipment; - appropriate techniques, tools and equipment to measure components; - units of measurement and numerical operations/calculations within the scope of this unit; - codes, standards, legislative or regulatory requirements applicable to the measuring equipment and/or calibration; - procedures for initiating the calibration of measuring equipment; - the physical reference standard against which the measuring equipment is to be calibrated; - procedures for calibrating measuring instruments; - tools and equipment required to calibrate measuring equipment; - procedures for recording calibration details; - the reasons for keeping calibration records; - the procedures to be followed when measuring equipment is found to be out of calibration; - the reasons for checking results from out of calibration measuring equipment; - procedures for reporting out of calibration measuring equipment; - hazards and control measures associated with inspection, including housekeeping; - use and application of personal protective equipment, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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