MEM30029 - Use workshop equipment and processes to complete an engineering project

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Unit code: MEM30029 | Study level: TAFE
MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to identify and use of a range of common workshop equipment and processes to complete a simple engineering project. It focuses on the development and application of basic workshop skills and developing knowledge of equipment and processes and relating the knowledge to typical technical work requirements.
This unit applies to technical employees, where practical workshop skills do not form a major part of the work role, undertaking projects or operations requiring processes, techniques and workshop practices to produce items or components. The unit is broad-based and aims to assist technical workers to better integrate their roles into a manufacturing or engineering environment through exposure to basic, practical engineering workshop equipment and processes.
This unit applies to all types of manufacturing and engineering environments.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:

  • using workshop equipment and processes to complete an engineering project on at least two occasions
  • preparing a basic work plan
  • identifying and preparing selected materials and equipment
  • applying manual workshop techniques using hand and power tools
  • using common engineering workshop equipment and machinery to complete individual parts of a project on at least two occasions
  • assembling component parts using joining techniques
  • following WHS procedures and hazard control strategies at all times.
    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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