MEM23115 - Evaluate fluid power systems

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Unit code: MEM23115 | Study level: TAFE
MEM23004 - Apply technical mathematics
MEM23006 - Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to evaluate hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components, including automated fluid power applications characterised by two or three actuators requiring digital control of valves and pre-set flow and pressure control.
It applies to the evaluation of manual and automated fluid power systems and components and the evaluation can be undertaken as part of a design or system selection process or to assess system condition, sustainability or efficiency.It is suitable for people working as fluid power technicians or system designers, draftspersons and maintainers, and for those pursuing careers and qualifications in engineering or related disciplines.


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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:

  • determining parameters and context of evaluation task
  • determining work health and safety (WHS) and regulatory requirements, and risk management and organisational procedures
  • investigating and reviewing sustainability implications, features and functions of fluid power systems and components
  • identifying fluid power principles and techniques, analysis techniques, software and software validation techniques
  • Evaluating fluid systems and components for the following characteristics on at least two occasions:
  • suitability
  • compatibility and treatment
  • features and functions
  • digital fluid and electrical/electronic control elements
  • reporting and documenting results of evaluation.
    Note: Where a volume and/or frequency is not specified, demonstration must be provided at least once.

Required reading

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.

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