This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to dismantle, identify faulty components, select replacements and assemble engineering components into assemblies or sub-assemblies in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs).

It also applies to the straightforward removal and replacement of pre-manufactured bearings and seals.

Where precision mechanical measurement is required unit MEM12003 Perform precision mechanical measurement should also be selected.

Where fitting techniques and principles are required to assess component condition, and/or modify components to achieve precision fits unit MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components should also be selected.

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

MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information

MEM18001 - Use hand tools

MEM18002 - Use power tools/hand held operations


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 dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components; - dismantling components using appropriate techniques, tools and equipment and marking component parts for reassembly purposes; - checking component parts visually and dimensionally for compliance to specification and marking faulty parts for repair, replacement or adjustment; - selecting replacement parts using manufacturers' catalogues and data; - assembling components using appropriate techniques and principles; - inspecting final assembly for compliance to specifications, and; - returning the final assembly to service 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); - tasks to be performed in accordance with SOPs; - tools and equipment associated with dismantling the components; - procedures for checking components for conformance to specification and equipment required, assembling components and requirements of the assembly in terms of specifications, operational performance, quality and safety, lubricating the assembly and returning components/assemblies into use and checks to be undertaken during inspection of the final assembly; - specifications of the components to be replaced, including features and/or dimensions; - process of identifying replacement parts from catalogues, and; - packing and sealing materials.

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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