MEM30032 - Produce basic engineering drawings

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Unit code: MEM30032 | Study level: TAFE


This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to produce drawings or similar graphical representations where the critical dimensions and associated tolerances and design specifications are predetermined.
This unit applies to any engineering discipline. The unit covers the application of introductory drafting skills to select and apply drawing protocols. Drawings are completed to Australian Standard (AS) 1100.101 Technical drawing – General principles.
Manual drafting or computer-aided design (CAD) drawing equipment may be used.
When CAD skills are required, unit MEM30031 Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements should also be selected.The unit applies to engineering or related activities and is suitable for people giving technical support in manufacturing or engineering operations and those pursuing technical qualifications and careers at paraprofessional or technician level. All work is carried out under supervision.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes & 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:

  • producing basic engineering drawings to AS 1100.101 Technical drawing – General principles on at least two occasions
  • producing drawings in orthogonal and isometric projection to AS 1100.101 Technical drawing - General principles, on at least two occasions
  • producing drawings in third angle projection, including auxiliary views, sections and assemblies on at least two occasions including all details, symbols and notations on drawings.
    Note: Where a volume and/or frequency is not specified, demonstration must be provided at least once.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the Victoria University Polytechnic e-Learning system.

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