MEM09002 - Interpret technical drawing

Unit code: MEM09002 | Study level: TAFE
MEM12023 - Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024 - Perform computations
MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to interpret technical drawings.

Technical drawings may utilise perspective, exploded views or hidden view techniques and may include symbol glossaries. Drawings are provided to AS 1100 Technical drawing or AS 1102 Graphical symbols and their equivalents from the full range of engineering disciplines.

Where any technical drawing, sketch, chart, diagram is only used as a technique for communication, then this unit does not apply: unit MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements or unit MEM16006 Organise and communicate information should be selected as appropriate.

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;
  • selecting, checking and validating technical drawing against job requirements or equipment;
  • interpreting technical drawing through recognition of components, assemblies, objects and symbols;
  • identifying dimensions;
  • applying drawing conventions appropriate to engineering discipline, and;
  • compiling a materials list.

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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