This unit (VU22336) of competency describes the knowledge and skills required to perform various fabrication operations such as cutting, forming, bending and shaping to produce components and products. This involves identifying the required manufacturing methods, planning the operations, preparing materials and equipment, producing and assembling components.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


VU22332 - Apply basic fabrication techniques

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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: - reading and interpreting routine information such as job instructions, specifications and standard operating procedures, technical drawings for a fabrication operations; - following and responding to oral instructions in a workshop environment; - preparing a work plan and task sequencing for a fabrication operation; - preparing calculations and marking out materials for cutting, forming, bending and shaping operations; - securing and clamping work for cutting and forming operations; - setting up and operating cutting, forming, bending and shaping equipment; - applying metal joining methods; - applying quality compliance checks and procedures, and; - checking conformance of work to job specifications.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - metal fabrication equipment, techniques and processes such as cutting, forming, bending and shaping; - marking out medium and tools for fabrication processes; - calculations for fabrication processes; - bend allowance/neutral axis; - sequence of fabrication operations; - hand tools and measuring equipment use in fabrication operations; - assembly techniques and processes, and; - metal joining methods.

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