This unit covers diagnosing faults and repairing drives and transmission assemblies, and undertaking final adjustment and commissioning.

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

MEM18006C - Repair and fit engineering components

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: - locating, reading and interpreting information on written job instructions, specifications, manufacturers' instructions, standard workshop manuals/procedures, drawings, charts, lists and other reference documentation; - checking and clarifying task-related information; - interpreting manufacturers' catalogues or engineering specifications; - undertaking diagnostic and testing; - analysing operational performance; - planning and sequencing operations; - completing proformas, standard workplace forms and short reports using relevant terminology; - checking for conformance to specifications; - measuring components to specified tolerances; - undertaking calculations for determining cutting parameters and checking tolerances; - undertaking numerical operations and engineering calculations/formulae within the scope of this unit; - following verbal instructions, and; - orally reporting information.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - uses and characteristics of lubricants; - principles of operation of a range of mechanical drives and transmissions; - techniques, tools and equipment to measure components; - common malfunctions in mechanical drives, transmissions and their components; - procedures for checking and adjusting mechanical drives, transmissions and their components; - preventative measures that can be undertaken to avoid recurrence of the fault/failure; - any applicable industry standards, national/Australian standards, NOHSC guidelines, State/Territory regulatory codes of practice/standards; - use and application of personal protective equipment; - safe work practices and procedures, and; - hazards and control measures associated with maintaining and repairing mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies.

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