MEM18055 - Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

Unit code: MEM18055 | Study level: TAFE
MEM09002 - Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011 - Undertake manual handling
MEM12023 - Perform engineering measurements
MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information
MEM18001 - Use hand tools
MEM18002 - Use power tools/hand held operations
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to dismantle, identify faulty components, select replacements and assemble engineering components into assemblies or sub-assemblies in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs).

It also applies to the straightforward removal and replacement of pre-manufactured bearings and seals.

Where precision mechanical measurement is required unit MEM12003 Perform precision mechanical measurement should also be selected.

Where fitting techniques and principles are required to assess component condition, and/or modify components to achieve precision fits unit MEM18006 Perform precision fitting of engineering components should also be selected.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


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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:

  • following work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practices;
  • identifying and interpreting specifications, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents to dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components;
  • dismantling components using appropriate techniques, tools and equipment and marking component parts for reassembly purposes;
  • checking component parts visually and dimensionally for compliance to specification and marking faulty parts for repair, replacement or adjustment;
  • selecting replacement parts using manufacturers’ catalogues and data;
  • assembling components using appropriate techniques and principles;
  • inspecting final assembly for compliance to specifications, and;
  • returning the final assembly to service in accordance with SOPs.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

As part of a course

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