This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to learner to investigate advanced manufacturing technologies that have been recognised as innovative and/or cutting edge and have significantly improved production processes, products and/or services and present the findings.

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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: - recognising the application of advanced technologies in the manufacturing and related industries and improvements to a processes, products and services; - undertaking research in an manufacturing environment and using various methods to gather technical information and data; - communicating with technical personnel in an manufacturing environment; - planning and presenting technical information to an audience, and; - completing a research project in a given timeframe.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - current advanced manufacturing technologies which impact on both process and/or products; - advanced manufacturing technologies nomenclature such as Industry 4.0/5.0; - sources of information on the manufacturing, engineering and related industries; - diversity of the manufacturing, engineering and related industries including key sectors and structure, and; - presentation techniques and resources.

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