This unit (MEMPE006A) of competency is intended to provide the learner with the opportunity to plan and undertake an engineering project which can be completed in an institutional environment. Included in this unit is the opportunity to use a basic computer-aided drafting (CAD) system to produce engineering type drawings. The drawings produced have to be fit for purpose but do not necessarily need to conform to drawing standard, such as AS 1100.101-1992 Technical drawing - General principles. This unit is also intended to provide the learner with the opportunity to incorporate the skills available in other units to produce a functional engineering product in an institutional environment. Skills such as welding and machining do not need to be pre-developed but can be developed in an integrated way as required throughout the project progress.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - working safely; - selecting engineering materials for a project; - selecting engineering components for a project; - determining appropriate joining methods for engineering materials and components; - researching and evaluating engineering projects for their appropriateness in an educational institution; - producing drawings of an assembled project and its components; - planning the manufacture of an engineering project, including all necessary calculations; - producing components following created drawings; - assembling project; - tidying/cleaning work area as appropriate; - returning tools, equipment and project items to designated storage areas and/or conditions, and; - using and applying personal protective equipmentStudents will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - safe working practices in an engineering workshop; - sources of information on engineering materials and components; - sources of information on engineering projects; - engineering drawing practices; - methods of joining metals, and; - the need for drawings that others can follow.

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