This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to interpret design information for material and material test requirements, select appropriate tests and use results in the selection of appropriate materials for mechanical and manufacturing engineering-related applications. It applies to mechanical and manufacturing engineering applications in mass production, batch production, jobbing shop and prototyping. Activities are generally performed as a member of a design and development team.
Within this unit, mechanical engineering is defined as the conceptual development, research, design, manufacture, implementation, installation, commissioning and maintenance of mechanical products, processes, systems or services for converting energy into power and motion, materials into product and components into machines and systems. Manufacturing engineering is defined as the conceptual development, design, manufacture, construction, implementation, installation, optimisation, commissioning and maintenance of resources and processes employed for the manufacture of product and components, machines and systems.The unit applies to mechanical engineering or related activities and is suitable for people giving technical support to production activities and those pursuing technical qualifications and careers at paraprofessional or technician level.
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:
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.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):