This unit covers checking and testing software programs, controlling system inputs and outputs, repairing faulty system inputs and outputs, and preparing a service report.

Unit details

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


MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements

MEM12024A - Perform computations

MEM12025A - Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations

MEM14005A - Plan a complete activity

MEM16010A - Write reports

MEM18001C - Use hand tools

MEM18002B - Use power tools/hand held operations

MEM18003C - Use tools for precision work

MEM18006C - Repair and fit engineering components

MEM18010C - Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording

MEM18016B - Analyse plant and equipment condition monitoring results

MEM18018C - Maintain pneumatic system components

MEM18019B - Maintain pneumatic systems

MEM18020B - Maintain hydraulic system components

MEM18021B - Maintain hydraulic system

MEM18022B - Maintain fluid power controls

MEM18023B - Modify fluid power system operation

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: - reading, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings, circuit and ladder diagrams and other applicable documents; - planning and sequencing operations; - checking and clarifying task-related information; - identifying, recording and correcting deviations of control software program from specification; - modifying control system software/program and recording modifications; - backing up the modified control system program; - checking the input and output signals for conformance to specification using appropriate tools, equipment and techniques in accordance with standard operating procedures; - identifying, recording and correcting faulty signals; - marking the source of the faulty signal for repair or replacement; - obtaining and using supplier catalogues; - testing repaired/replaced signal source for correct operation in accordance with specifications and standard operating procedures; - commissioning the repaired/replaced signal source, and; - documenting all required service details.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - the operational specifications of the control system; - the program steps and their function; - the procedures for recording deviations of the control software program from specification; - the procedures for correcting deviations of the control system software from specification; - the modifications to be made to the control system software and reasons for modifying the control system software; - the procedures for recording control system software modifications; - the procedures for backing up modifications to control system programs; - the tools, equipment and techniques to be used to check input and output signals for conformance to specification; - the procedures for recording/reporting faulty input/output signals; - the procedures for marking items for repair or replacement; - the tools, equipment and techniques necessary to repair the signal source; - the disassembly/assembly procedures to be followed when repairing signal sources; - the specifications of the signal source; - the procedures for testing signal sources; - the procedures for commissioning signal sources into operation; - the procedures for reporting service undertaken on control systems; - any trends and probable causes, evident in the data collected and collated; - reasons for recommended improvements; - safe work practices and procedures, and; - hazards and controls associated with modifying fluid power controls, including housekeeping.

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