MSFFM3045 - Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres

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Unit code: MSFFM3045 | Study level: TAFE


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to set up, operate and maintain CNC machining and processing centres to manufacture products.Workers with this competency follow established procedures, using discretion, judgment and problem solving to identify and resolve routine product and machine issues.


For Melbourne campuses

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:

  • set up, operate and complete operator maintenance on at least 1 CNC machining and processing centre to complete detailed profiling. This must - include at least 3 different shapes and, for each of these shapes, using each of the following methods:
  • development and application of sub-program
  • development and application of parametric program
  • application of CAD/CAM functions.

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.

As part of a course

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