This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to check pneumatic system components, identify and repair or replace faulty components.

Pneumatic system components are identified and inspected and assessed using fluid power principles to predetermined specifications interpreted from data sheets and circuits diagrams.

Where straightforward removal/replacement of components from a pneumatic system is required unit MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components and unit MEM18071 Connect and disconnect fluid conveying system components, should be selected as appropriate.

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, drawings and other applicable reference documents to maintain pneumatic system components; - inspecting and testing pneumatic system components to predetermined specifications using fluid power principles; - checking component parts visually and dimensionally for compliance to specification and, where appropriate, marking faulty parts for repair, replacement or adjustment; - dismantling and repairing faulty system components, including selecting replacement parts from manufacturers'/suppliers' catalogues to site or manufacturers' specifications; - assembling and testing pneumatic components for correct operation and compliance to specifications; - checking the operation of the pneumatic system for compliance to specifications, and; - completing service reports in accordance with SOPs.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - safe work practices and procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE); - full range of pneumatic system components and characteristics/operational function of each component; - procedures and equipment for inspecting and testing pneumatic system components; - specifications of each pneumatic system component; - faulty system components and causes of faulty components, and; - individual components within the pneumatic system; - procedures for repairing pneumatic system components; - procedures for checking pneumatic system operation; - follow-up procedures with respect to repaired/replaced pneumatic system components, and; - reporting/recording procedures.

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