UEECD0019 - Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components

    Unit code: UEECD0019 | Study level: TAFE
    UEECD0007 - Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components using fitting and metal fabrication techniques.
    It includes the safe use of hand tools, fixed and portable power tools; cutting, shaping, joining and fixing; using metallic and non-metallic materials; dismantling and assembling equipment; mechanical measurement and marking out; and, reading drawings/diagrams.


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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, incl 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:
    *applying relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements
    *applying sustainable energy work practices to reduce waste when marking out
    *complying with relevant electrical regulations and legislations
    *consulting with work supervisor
    *correctly marking, tagging and storing components during dismantling
    *dealing with unplanned events in accordance with workplace procedures in a manner that minimises risk to personnel and equipment
    *drawing freehand mechanical components showing all information needed for its manufacture/fabrication
    *fabricating, dismantling, assembling utilities industry components, including:
    *applying safety procedures when using holding and cutting tools
    *cutting a thread on metallic components
    *demonstrating safe use of a bench drill
    *dismantling electrical, electronic, instrumentation or refrigeration/air conditioning piece of equipment using correct procedures
    *assembling electrical, electronic, instrumentation or refrigeration/air conditioning piece of equipment using correct procedures
    *drilling metallic and non-metallic components
    *fabricating components using sheet metal and fabrication tools
    *following manufacturer guides and instructions
    *following work instructions
    *holding and cutting materials accurately
    *interpreting and completing workplace documentation
    *interpreting mechanical drawings/diagrams and instructions used in the electrotechnology industry
    *joining components using correct method and equipment
    *laying out a drawing of mechanical components using engineering drawing convention
    *marking out, cut, bend, drill and join sheet metal
    *measuring, calculating and marking out a project accurately in accordance with workplace procedures
    *selecting and using portable power tools correctly and safely
    *selecting and using relevant hand tools correctly and safely
    *tapping and threading metallic and/or non-metallic components
    *using vernier calipers and micrometers to measure components
    *maintaining a clean worksite and equipment
    *modifying metal enclosures
    *demonstrating safe drilling practices
    *modifying plastic enclosures
    *performing quality checks
    *planning for dismantling, assembling and fabrication work.

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will advise students of class notes, reading materials produced by VU Polytechnic and further support via VU Polytechnic e-learning system and/or in person.

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