This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to install and repair and/or rectify fluid power controls, and adjust fluid power system control sequence and operation.

It covers fault-finding of fluid power systems control circuits, maintaining and repairing or replacing system control components, and checking and adjusting the sequence of fluid power system controls. System circuit/components are identified, traced, inspected and operational function is assessed and verified using fluid power principles to predetermined specifications interpreted from data sheets and circuit diagrams.

Where skills beyond the sequencing of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are required unit MEM10004 Enter and change programmable controller operational parameters and unit MEM10005 Commission programmable controller programs, 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 and

MEM18019 - Maintain pneumatic systems or

MEM18021 - Maintain hydraulic systems


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; - obtaining and interpreting specifications system/circuit diagrams, system operation data sheets and control data and identifying and inspecting system components for compliance with specifications; - planning and undertaking sequential installation of fluid power systems and controls in accordance with manufacturers' specifications and procedures; - checking and adjusting control and system operation using appropriate test equipment ensuring that the sequence of operations conforms to specifications and operational requirements; - recording/reporting any modifications/alterations to the system in accordance with standard operating procedures; - fault-finding fluid power systems control circuit using fault-finding techniques and appropriate test equipment and identifying and localising components not conforming to operational specifications for repair/replacement; - repairing/replacing faulty items after testing for compliance to specifications using appropriate tools, equipment and techniques; - reassembling control components to meet specifications; - verifying correct operation of system power control circuit and commissioning the fluid power system controls to specifications, and; - initiating maintenance and/or service follow-up procedures and completing maintenance and/or service reports according to standard operating procedures.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - safe work practices and procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE); - system operational and control requirements and specifications; - application of common fluid power system components and controllers; - system/circuit components; - special installation requirements; - fluid power and common test equipment and their application; - correct operational sequence of the system; - typical adjustments to correct sequencing variations from specification; - procedures for recording/reporting modifications/alterations and consequences of not recording/reporting; - fluid power system commissioning procedures; - component(s) not complying with operational specification and typical causes of component failure; - cause of the faulty condition in the component(s) and appropriate procedures for rectifying the faulty condition; - appropriate maintenance schedule and procedures; - appropriate control component repair procedures; - typical test equipment and applications; - circuit sensors and controllers; - common adjustments that can be made to control systems and their effect; - any maintenance/service follow-up procedures, and; - maintenance/service recording/reporting requirements.

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