MEM18020 - Maintain hydraulic system components

Unit code: MEM18020 | Study level: TAFE
MEM09002 - Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011 - Undertake manual handling
MEM12023 - Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024 - Perform computations
MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006 - Plan work activities
MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information
MEM18001 - Use hand tools
MEM18002 - Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18003 - Use tools for precision work
MEM18006 - Perform precision fitting of engineering components
MEM18055 - Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to check hydraulic system components, identify, and repair or replace faulty components.

Hydraulic system components are identified and inspected and assessed using fluid power principles to predetermined specifications interpreted from data sheets and circuits diagrams.

Where straightforward removals/replacement of components from a hydraulic system is required unit MEM18055 Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components and unit MEM18071 Connect and disconnect fluid conveying system components, 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;
  • identifying and interpreting specifications, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents to maintain hydraulic system components;
  • inspecting and testing hydraulic system components to predetermined specifications using fluid power principles
  • checking component parts visually and dimensionally for compliance to specification and, where appropriate, marking faulty parts for repair, replacement or adjustment;
  • dismantling and repairing faulty system components, including selecting replacement parts from manufacturers’/suppliers' catalogues, to site or manufacturers’ specifications;
  • assembling and testing hydraulic components for correct operation and compliance to specifications;
  • checking the operation of the hydraulic system for compliance to specifications, and;
  • completing service reports 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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