This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply scientific principles to solve problems common to all engineering fields. This includes quantities and units, vector and scalar quantities, kinematics dynamics, heat and temperature, constitution of matter and error and uncertainty.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently perform all elements of the unit as specified by the criteria, including required skills and knowledge, and to be capable of applying the competency in new and different situations and contexts within the timeframes typically expected of the discipline, work function and industrial environment. Specifically they must be able to: - Implement Occupational Health and Safety workplace procedures and practices including the use of risk control measures as specified in the performance criteria and range - Demonstrate the required knowledge and skills as described in this unit; - Demonstrate a representative body of performance criteria within a timeframe typically expected of the discipline, work function and industrial environment; and - Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific principles to solve engineering problems on at least two occasions researching from each of the following areas respectively: Basic chemistry Gas laws Linear and circular motion Work energy and power Simple machines Momentum Heat and temperature Error and uncertainty in measurement

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