MEM18003 - Use tools for precision work

Unit code: MEM18003 | Study level: TAFE
MEM11011 - Undertake manual handling
MEM12023 - Perform engineering measurements
MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM16006 - Organise and communicate information
MEM18001 - Use hand tools
MEM18002 - Use power tools/hand held operations
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to use tools to manually produce work to precise dimensions and/or finishes.

It covers performing precision tasks on a range of metallic and non-metallic materials using a variety of tools, instruments and power equipment.

Where the interpretation of technical drawings is required unit MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing should also be selected.

Where precision measurement is required unit MEM12003 Perform precision mechanical measurement should also be selected.

Where precision marking out is required unit MEM12006 Mark off/out (general engineering) should also be selected.

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;
  • preparing tools for precision outcomes, including selecting processes and engineering techniques, methods and procedures appropriate to the task;
  • determining and making tool adjustments to produce required outcome, where applicable;
  • selecting and using precision tools and equipment to produce the desired outcome to meet job specifications;
  • following designated procedures for dealing with unsafe or faulty tools, and;
  • undertaking routine repair/operational maintenance of tools and equipment and storing in accordance with procedures.

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

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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