Certificate I in Engineering

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The qualification provides an introduction to the Engineering industry, its culture, occupations, job roles and workplace expectations. The units of competency cover essential occupational health and safety requirements, the industrial and work organization structure, communication skills, work planning and basic use of tools and materials.

General Course Information

Course CodeMEM10105
FacultyVET
SectorVocational Education & Training - VET
AwardCertificate I
Apprenticeship availableNo
Year Offered2017 - Intake offered to new and continuing students
Full Time Equivalent (FTE)1
Units RequiredTotal 15Core 4Elective 11
Nominal HoursMinimum 280Maximum 280
Last updateMonday, 31 October 2016 02:09 pm
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Course's Descriptors


Course Objectives

The qualification provides an introduction to the Engineering industry, its culture, occupations, job roles and workplace expectations. The units of competency cover essential occupational health and safety requirements, the industrial and work organization structure, communication skills, work planning and basic use of tools and materials.
    The qualification is built around basic construction project unit that integrates the skills and embeds the facets of employability skills in context. The qualification is not suited to VET in Schools programs or learners with no previous connection to the Engineering industry or relevant employment history.
      There are no specific job outcomes to this qualification, but the skills achieved will assist in successfully undertaking a Certificate II pre-vocational program or job outcome qualification or will facilitate entry into an Australian Apprenticeship.


        Admission Requirements

        There are no admission requirements for this qualification

        Course Requirements

        To achieve a Certificate I in Engineering copletion of all FOUR (4) core units of competency and completion of elective units to the value of at least 24 points.

        Unit Summary

        Unit CodeTitleHours
        Core Units
        MEM13014AApply principles of Occcupational Health and Safety in the work environment10
        MEM14004APlan to undertake a routine task10
        MEM15024AApply quality procedures10
        MEM16007AWork with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment10
        Elective Units
        MEM03001BPerform manual production assembly40
        MEM12023APerform engineering measurements30
        MEM11011BUndertake manual handling20
        MEM07032BUse workshop machines for basic operations20
        MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations20
        MEM18001CUse hand tools20
        MEM05012CPerform routine manual metal arc welding20
        MEM05007CPerform manual heating and thermal cutting20
        MEM05005BCarry out mechanical cutting20
        MEM05004CPerform oxy acetylene welding20
        MEM14005A Plan a complete activity20

        Individual Unit's Descriptors


        Core


        Apply principles of Occcupational Health and Safety in the work environment

        Code - MEM13014A Contact Hours - 10
        This unit covers following occupational health and safety procedures in an engineering or similar work environment. This unit covers essential skills and knowledge that underpin all units within the Metal and Engineering Training Package. The unit applies to working in the engineering, manufacturing or similar industries. Competencies demonstrated would be associated with performance of duties and use of specialist skills. This unit and these standards do not cover the skills of emergency teams such as fire fighting, first aid officer etc.

        Plan to undertake a routine task

        Code - MEM14004A Contact Hours - 10
        This unit covers a person planning their own work where tasks involve one or more steps or functions and are carried out routinely on a regular basis. It includes the concepts of following routine instructions, specifications and requirements. This unit covers essential skill and knowledge that underpin all units within the Metal and Engineering Training Package. Instructions, such as standard operation sheets, are provided. Clear specifications and requirements, including quality and time allowances are also provided. The task and associated planning activity are carried out under supervision. The plan may or may not be documented. The task involves one or more steps or functions carried out routinely on a regular basis. The planning activity does not require judgment to be made in relation to priorities or time limitations.

        Apply quality procedures

        Code - MEM15024A Contact Hours - 10
        This unit covers applying established quality procedures to an employee's own work within a manufacturing, engineering or related environment. This unit covers essential skill and knowledge that underpins all units within the Metal and Engineering Training Package. This competency is applied to an individual's own work. It includes concepts of meeting customer needs to achieve outcomes that are 'fit for purpose'. This includes following quality procedures to conform to specifications and requirements.

        Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

        Code - MEM16007A Contact Hours - 10
        This unit covers operating in an interactive work environment. It covers contribution to a group effort in order to plan and carry out work. This includes identification of work roles, communication and cooperation with others. This unit applies to work-related group activities that typically occur in and between sections or departments of an enterprise. Employees would normally be working together to achieve a common purpose e.g. manufacture of a product, maintenance of plant and equipment. Individuals are not responsible for the overall group effort but would be required to contribute to activities and objectives using their own existing technical competencies.

        Elective


        Perform manual production assembly

        Code - MEM03001B Contact Hours - 40
        This unit covers assembling components and/or sub-assemblies in a production environment and testing the components and/or sub-assemblies to ensure compliance with specifications. This unit applies to production-orientated assembly operations that are essentially manual in nature and do not require complex adjustments. This unit should not be selected when Unit MEM18055B (Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components) has already been selected. Where the selection and use of tools is required as part of the assembly process, see Unit MEM18001C (Use hand tools) and Unit MEM18002B (Use power tools/hand held operations) as appropriate.

        Perform engineering measurements

        Code - MEM12023A Contact Hours - 30
        This unit covers performing measurement skills requiring straightforward use of mechanical measuring devices and associated calculations. This unit covers straightforward measurement using devices which incorporate visual indications representing units of measurement. It applies to the use of measuring devices in a range of manufacturing, engineering and related environments. It includes, where required, adjustment of measuring devices through simple means and typically includes zeroing or scale adjustment. Measurements may be expressed in metric or imperial units. All measurements are undertaken to standard operating procedures. Electrical/electronic devices used are those not requiring the connection or disconnection of circuitry. Work is undertaken autonomously or part of team environment, in the field, work station or workshops. For straightforward use of comparison or pre-set measuring devices, Unit MEM12001B (Use comparison and basic measuring devices) should be accessed. Band: A Unit Weight: 5

        Undertake manual handling

        Code - MEM11011B Contact Hours - 20
        This unit covers lifting and moving materials manually. This unit applies to lifting and moving materials manually and/or using basic manual handling equipment in a wide range of environments. Maximum manual lifting weight is limited to National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (NOHSC) recommendations. Band: A Unit Weight: 2

        Use workshop machines for basic operations

        Code - MEM07032B Contact Hours - 20
        This unit covers basic machining in a maintenance or jobbing environment. The unit applies to machines that include but are not limited to lathe, radial arm drill, mills etc., and covers the sharpening of tools as required. This unit should not be selected when Unit MEM07005C (Perform general machining) or Unit MEM07024B (Operate and monitor machine/process) have already been selected. For hand held/power tools use Unit MEM18002B (Use power tools/hand held operations). Band: A Unit Weight: 2

        Use power tools/hand held operations

        Code - MEM18002B Contact Hours - 20
        This unit covers using a range of hand held power tools and fixed power tools for hand held operations for a variety of general engineering applications. This unit applies to loosening and fastening items or components and shaping, finishing, cutting, grinding metallic and non-metallic materials and/or tool bits to size and shape. This unit should not be selected if the power tools used are dedicated to an operation or machine, e.g. nut-runner, air drill, power driver, etc. For using hand tools, see Unit MEM18001C (Use hand tools). Band: A Unit Weight: 2

        Use hand tools

        Code - MEM18001C Contact Hours - 20
        This unit covers using a range of hand tools for a variety of general engineering applications. Applications may include hand tools used for adjusting, dismantling, assembling and finishing of items or components, and the finishing, cutting, scraping of metallic and non-metallic material to size and shape. This includes simple tapping and threading and routine maintenance of hand tools. This unit should not be selected if the hand tool is dedicated to a single operation or machine and if only a machine specific/customised tool is used. When using hand held power tools or power tools used for hand held operations, refer to Unit MEM18002B (Use power tools/hand held operations). Band: A Unit Weight: 2

        Perform routine manual metal arc welding

        Code - MEM05012C Contact Hours - 20
        This unit covers preparing the materials and carrying out routine manual metal arc welding (MMAW). This unit applies in a maintenance or manufacturing environment where the welding is not required to meet an Australian standard or equivalent. Fillet and butt welds would typically be performed on low carbon/mild steels. Where welding is required to AS 1554 General Purpose or equivalent codes, occupational health and safety regulations and/or licensing requirements, Unit MEM05015D (Weld using manual metal arc welding process) should be selected. Band: A Unit Weight: 2

        Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

        Code - MEM05007C Contact Hours - 20
        This unit covers performing manual heating, thermal cutting and gouging including the assembly and disassembly and operation of the equipment on a range of materials (ferrous, non-ferrous and non-metallic) using a variety of methods. This unit applies to manual, straight line cutting standards. Manual or automatic processes are used to cut and heat to specifications. Cutting may include flame gouging by hand. All work is carried out to legislative and regulatory requirements. Predetermined standards of quality and safety are observed and work is carried out following standard operating procedures. Band :A Unit Weight :2

        Carry out mechanical cutting

        Code - MEM05005B Contact Hours - 20
        This unit covers setting up and operating a range of mechanical cutting and holing equipment. This unit applies to sawing, shearing, cropping and/or holing and includes setting up and operating a range of equipment. Examples of machines that could be covered include guillotines, croppers, cold saws, band saws, automatic saws etc. Typical applications of this unit may include cutting for manufacture, production cutting and cutting of materials selected from stores in a maintenance environment. This unit does not cover hand or hand held power tools used for cutting e.g. circular saws, nibblers and side grinder. These skills are covered by Unit MEM18001C (Use hand tools) and Unit MEM18002B (Use power tools/hand held operations). This unit does not include the skills required for operational maintenance of the equipment used; these skills are covered by Unit MEM07001B (Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment). For repair and welding of band saw blades where blade repair unit is not attached to the machine, refer to Unit MEM05013C (Perform manual production welding). Band :A Unit Weight :2

        Perform oxy acetylene welding

        Code - MEM05004C Contact Hours - 20
        This unit covers preparing materials and performing routine oxy acetylene welding. This unit applies in a maintenance or manufacturing environment where the welding is not required to meet an Australian standard or equivalent. Fillet and butt welds would typically be performed on low carbon/mild steels. Where welding is required to meet Australian Standard 1554 General Purpose or equivalent codes, OHS regulations and/or licensing requirements, Unit MEM05022C (Perform advanced welding using oxy acetylene process) should be selected. Band :A Unit Weight :2

        Plan a complete activity

        Code - MEM14005A Contact Hours - 20
        This unit covers planning activities which, whilst following established procedures, may require a response and modification of procedures or choice of different procedures to deal with unforeseen developments. The unit covers the development of plans for individual complete activities and may include the use of planning techniques and tools. The activity may require prioritising of the individual plan components to facilitate the meeting of the objectives. Examples of activities to be planned may include: fault diagnosis and repair of an item of equipment, a modification of an established sequence of assembly tasks. However the activities may require a response and modification of procedures or a choice of different procedures to deal with unforeseen developments. Activities are normally performed by the individual undertaking the planned activity, and associated reports are completed as required. Planning will be related to familiar work tasks and environments and be performed to standard operating procedures. Where more extensive reporting requiring research and forming conclusions is required, refer to Unit 16.14 (Report technical information). Band :A Unit Weight :4
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