This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to undertake levelling and alignment measurements/readings and perform levelling and/or alignment and adjustment tasks on machines and engineering components.

It applies to the setting up and use of precision levelling and alignment devices and where all adjustments are performed according to designated procedures in conformance to specifications.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit details

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


MEM09002 - Interpret technical drawing

MEM11011 - Undertake manual handling

MEM12023 - Perform engineering measurements

MEM12024 - Perform computations

MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM14006 - Plan work activities

MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information

MEM18001 - Use hand tools

MEM18002 - Use power tools/hand held operations

MEM18003 - Use tools for precision work

MEM18006 - Perform precision fitting of engineering components

MEM18055 - 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: - following work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practices; - identifying and interpreting specifications, charts, lists and drawings to perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components; - selecting appropriate levelling and/or alignment procedure in accordance with task requirements; - selecting appropriate levelling and alignment devices/equipment appropriate to the task, and; - performing levelling/alignment tasks, including levelling or alignment calculations, using appropriate tools, equipment and techniques to specifications.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - safe work practices and procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE); - principles of levelling and alignment; - numerical operations, geometry and calculations/formulae for levelling and alignment; - effects on equipment performance and life of non-level or out-of-alignment components; - techniques, tools, equipment and procedures to carry out the levelling and/or alignment, and; - reasons for selecting tools, techniques and equipment.

Where to next?

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

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