This unit covers fault finding, repairing faulty components, manufacturing new parts/components, and fitting mechanical engineering components into assemblies or subassemblies.

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

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: - obtaining operational specifications for the components; - assessing operation against specification and identifying faults; - checking components visually and dimensionally against the operational specifications using work site procedures; - checking repaired components visually and dimensionally for conformance to specifications; - adjusting components to achieve conformance to specifications where appropriate; - selecting replacement parts which conform to specifications; - preparing and assembling components using appropriate fitting techniques and principles; - where appropriate, applying gland packing, jointing or gasket materials, using acceptable engineering practices; - applying appropriate lubricants to the assembly using acceptable engineering practices, where required; - checking components for conformance to specification; - where required, adjusting components to achieve conformance to specifications; - where required, recording any approved modifications/alterations to work site procedures; - inspecting the final assembly and checking conformance to operational specifications; - where appropriate, returning the final assembly to service in accordance with work site procedures; - reading, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents, and; - undertaking numerical operations, geometry and calculations/formulae within the scope of this unit.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - tools and equipment to be used to dismantle the components; - consequences of having components that do not comply with operational specifications; - types of adjustment applicable to the components being repaired/fitted; - appropriate methods of repair; - features and/or dimensions upon which replacement parts are to be selected; - process of identifying replacement parts from third party suppliers' catalogues; - material properties required; - manufacturing operations to be used in the production of new components; - sequence of operations to be used in the production of new components; - fitting requirements for assembling components; - appropriate sequence of assembly tasks; - purpose of using gland packing, jointing or gasket materials; - reasons for selecting particular jointing or packing materials; - applications of different types of lubricants; - consequences of using inappropriate or no lubricant; - the need to have approval for out of specification modifications; - reasons for documenting out of specification modifications; - return to service procedures; - consequences of not following work site return to service procedures; - hazard and control measures associated with repairing and fitting engineering components, including housekeeping, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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