This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to produce a range of basic engineering components and products using basic fabrication techniques. This involves identifying the required manufacturing methods, planning the operations, preparing materials and equipment, producing components and assembling components.

Unit details

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


VU20913 - Apply basic fabrication techniques


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: - mark out materials; - bend allowance/neutral axis; - plan job and task sequence; - set feeds and speeds; - hold work for cutting and forming; - set up and operate cutting equipment; - set up and operate forming equipment; - apply joining method; - apply quality procedures; - check conformance of work specifications; - read and interpret routine information on written job instructions, specifications and standard operating procedures; - follow oral instruction and standard procedures, and; enter routine and familiar information onto proforma and standard workplace forms.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - production techniques and processes; - forming, fabricating, shaping, extrusions; - marking out medium and tools; - marking out calculations; - fabrication methods/techniques; - machine capacities; - sequence of operations; - cut off machine types and operation; - assembly aids, and; - joining methods and materials.

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