This unit covers dismantling and identifying faulty components, selecting replacements, and assembling engineering components into assemblies or sub-assemblies in accordance with standard operating procedures.

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


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: - obtaining and interpreting all relevant instructions, standard operating procedures, drawings and specifications; - preparing component for dismantling; - dismantling components using appropriate techniques, tools and equipment; - marking component parts appropriately for identification purposes; - checking components visually and dimensionally for conformance to specification; - where appropriate, marking faulty parts for repair, replacement or adjustment; - selecting and confirming replacement parts to specifications; - obtaining and using all relevant supplier catalogues; - preparing and assembling components using appropriate techniques in accordance with standard operating procedures; - where appropriate, applying lubricants correctly to the assembly in accordance with specifications and standard operating procedures; - where appropriate, applying packing and/or sealing materials in accordance with specifications and standard operating procedures; - inspecting and checking the final assembly for conformance to specification, and; - where appropriate, returning the final assembly to use.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - tasks to be performed in accordance with standard operating procedures; - procedures for dismantling the assembly; - tools and equipment to be used to dismantle the components; - procedures and required equipment for checking components for conformance to specification; - specifications of the components to be replaced; - features and/or dimensions upon which replacement parts are to be selected; - process of identifying replacement parts from "third party" suppliers' catalogues; - procedures for assembling components; - requirements of the assembly in terms of specifications, operational performance, quality and safety; - procedures for lubricating the assembly; - materials; - checks to be undertaken during inspection of the final assembly; - procedures for returning components/assemblies into use; - hazards and control measures associated with dismantling, replacing and assembling engineering components, including housekeeping, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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