RIISAM203E - Use hand and power tools

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Unit code: RIISAM203E | Study level: TAFE


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use hand and power tools in the resources and infrastructure industries.It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work under supervision to undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and take responsibility for the quality of own work outcomes.


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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, incl 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:
* use hand and power tools on at least two occasions, including:
* selecting and checking hand tools and power tools for serviceability
* clamping or fixing material
* ensuring power leads and cords are safely placed
* using hand and power tools appropriately for the job activity
* storing the hand and power tools appropriately when not in use
* clearing the work area
* cleaning and maintaining equipment.
* During the above, the candidate must:
* locate and apply relevant documentation, policies and procedures and confirm that the work activity is compliant
* implement the requirements, procedures and techniques required to use hand and power tools
* work with others to undertake the use of hand and power tools
* communicate with others to receive and clarify work instructions and to determine coordination requirements prior to commencing and during work activities.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will advise students of class notes, reading materials produced by VU Polytechnic and further support via VU Polytechnic e-learning system and/or in person.

As part of a course

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