MEM18009 - Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components

Unit code: MEM18009 | 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 undertake levelling and alignment measurements/readings and perform levelling and/or alignment and adjustment tasks on machines and engineering components.

It applies to the setting up and use of precision levelling and alignment devices and where all adjustments are performed according to designated procedures in conformance to specifications.

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 and drawings to perform levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components;
  • selecting appropriate levelling and/or alignment procedure in accordance with task requirements;
  • selecting appropriate levelling and alignment devices/equipment appropriate to the task, and;
  • performing levelling/alignment tasks, including levelling or alignment calculations, using appropriate tools, equipment and techniques to specifications.

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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