MEM12024 - Perform computations

Unit code: MEM12024 | Study level: TAFE
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 estimate approximate answers to arithmetical problems, carry out calculations involving percentages and proportions, and determine simple ratios and averages.

It also covers producing and interpreting simple charts and graphs in manufacturing, engineering or related environments.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


For Melbourne campuses

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;
  • obtaining and interpreting data from job instructions and relevant sources to establish required outcomes;
  • determining the appropriate calculation method to suit the application;
  • performing calculations and confirming answer/s, and;
  • producing and interpreting simple charts and graphs from given data.

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

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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