This unit covers checking hydraulic system components, and identifying and repairing or replacing faulty components.

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

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: - inspecting a range of hydraulic system components in accordance with standard operating procedures; - reading, interpreting and following relevant data sheets, specifications, hydraulic circuits, drawings, instructions and manuals; - checking the individual components within the hydraulic system for correct operation; - dismantling and rectifying faulty system components to manufacturers'/site specifications in accordance with standard operating procedures; - where appropriate, selecting replacement parts from the manufacturers'/suppliers' catalogues; - reassembling and testing the hydraulic system components; - checking the operation of the hydraulic system for conformance to specification; - checking repaired/replaced hydraulic system components for correct operation, and; - completing service reports where appropriate.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - the full range of hydraulic system components; - characteristics and operational function of each hydraulic system component; - procedures for inspecting and testing hydraulic system components; - equipment required to test hydraulic system components; - specifications of each hydraulic system component; - hydraulic components not operating in accordance with specifications; - reasons for hydraulic components not operating in accordance with specification; - individual components within the hydraulic system; - safety procedures to be followed when working on hydraulic components; - where appropriate, faulty system components; - procedure for repairing hydraulic system components; - parts to be replaced; - reasons for replacing the parts identified; - the correct operation of the hydraulic system; - procedures for checking hydraulic system operation; - where appropriate, the follow-up procedures with respect to repaired/replaced hydraulic system components; - reporting/recording procedures; - reasons for completing service reports for hydraulic system components repaired/replaced; - hazards associated with maintaining hydraulic system components, including housekeeping, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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