This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to analyse loads on mechanisms, frames and structural support elements including linkages, rods, shafts and beam elements within machines and mechanisms. It includes a focus on safe working practices, work health and safety (WHS) compliance requirements, function and features of frames and mechanisms, load and deflection analysis for static and dynamic elements, and traditional and software-based techniques.This unit applies to the analysis of loads on mechanisms, beams, frames and support elements either individually or with the assistance of a professional engineer for more complex calculations of loads and stresses. It is suitable for people working as mechanical detailers or designers and draftspersons and for those pursuing careers and qualifications in mechanical engineering or related disciplines.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes & 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:
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the Victoria University Polytechnic e-Learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):