This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to undertake minor maintenance and solve routine problems to procedures. It does not cover activities normally requiring traditional trade training.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - use available data and records to recognise fault and no-fault conditions in standard and non-standard situations; - apply operational guidelines and known solutions to correct variations/irregularities; - apply approved hazard control, work permit and safety procedures in relation to handling materials, equipment operation and clean up; - identify the need for work permits and select the appropriate permit, and; - apply maintenance procedures according to plant data and maintenance schedules.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - principles of operation of the equipment to be maintained; - function and troubleshooting of major internal components and their problems; - appropriate testing procedures and use of equipment for a range of equipment faults; - typical causes of equipment failures and the service conditions which may increase maintenance; - types and nature of maintenance (preventative, predictive, corrective) uses, benefits and limitations, and; - factors that may affect product quality or production output and appropriate remedies.

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