This unit covers diagnosing, locating faults, repairing, overhauling, fitting and adjusting mechanical systems and equipment.

Unit details

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


MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements

MEM18001C - Use hand tools

MEM18002B - Use power tools/hand held operations

MEM18003C - Use tools for precision work

MEM18005B - Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings

MEM18006C - Repair and fit engineering components

MEM18007B - Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies

MEM18009B - Perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components

MEM18055B - Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components


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: - planning and sequencing of multiple tasks; - sourcing resources; - using diagnostic skills to check and test mechanical systems/equipment; - using communication skills to consult with operators and other relevant plant personnel to assist in locating faults; - making systematic operational adjustments; - checking system; - using language and literacy skills to enable all reporting requirements to be met including checking maintenance reports; documenting faults etc., and; - reading and interpreting engineering drawings, technical manuals equipment component function.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - preventative maintenance procedures; - functions of system/equipment and their operational requirements; - causes and symptoms of faults and failures; - system and equipment hazard identification and isolation procedures; - options for sourcing replacement parts; - consequences of incorrect adjustments; - procedures for testing the mechanical systems and equipment; - procedures for returning mechanical systems and equipment to service; - use and application of personal protective equipment; - safe work practices and procedures, and; - hazards and control measures associated with maintaining and overhauling mechanical equipment.

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