Unit of competency details

MEM18002B - Use power tools/hand held operations (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 01/Dec/2005

Usage recommendation:
Current

Training packages that include this unit

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UEP12 - Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training PackageElectricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training Package 1.0-2.1 
TDM07 - Maritime Training PackageMaritime Training Package 1.0 
SIT12 - Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training PackageTourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package 1.0-2.0 
SIT07 - Tourism, Hospitality and Events Training PackageTourism, Hospitality and Events Training Package 2.3-3.0 
SIT - Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training PackageTourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package 1.0-1.1 
SFI11 - Seafood Industry Training PackageSeafood Industry Training Package 1.0-2.2 
PUA00 - Public Safety Training PackagePublic Safety Training Package 8.1 
PPM - Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training PackagePulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package 1.0 
PMB07 - Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Training PackagePlastics, Rubber and Cablemaking Training Package 1.1-2.0 
PMB - Plastics, Rubber and CablemakingPlastics, Rubber and Cablemaking 1.0 
MST - Textiles, Clothing and FootwearTextiles, Clothing and Footwear 1.0-1.1 
MSM - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 1.0-2.1 
MSA07 - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 6.0-8.4 
MEM05 - Metal and Engineering Training PackageMetal and Engineering Training Package 3.0-11.1 
MEA11 - Aeroskills Training PackageAeroskills Training Package 1.0-2.0 
MEA - Aeroskills Training PackageAeroskills Training Package 1.1-1.4 
LMT07 - Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training PackageTextiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package 3.1-4.1 
HLT07 - Health Training PackageHealth Training Package 4.0-5.1 
FPP10 - Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training PackagePulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package 1.0-1.3 
FDF10 - Food ProcessingFood Processing 2.0-4.1 
DEF12 - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 1.0-2.0 
DEF - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 2.0 
CUV11 - Visual Arts, Crafts and Design Training PackageVisual Arts, Crafts and Design Training Package 1.0 
CUS09 - MusicMusic 1.1-1.2 
CUF07 - Screen and Media Training PackageScreen and Media Training Package 1.2 
CUE03 - Entertainment Training PackageEntertainment Training Package 3.1-3.2 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 2.0 
AUR12 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 1.0-2.1 
AUR05 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 3.0-4.0 
AUR - Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 3.0 
AHC10 - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land ManagementAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management 2.0-8.0 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.0-1.1 
ACM10 - Animal Care and ManagementAnimal Care and Management 1.0-3.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
UEP50312 - Diploma of ESI Generation (Maintenance)Diploma of ESI Generation (Maintenance) 1-3 
UEP40412 - Certificate IV in ESI Generation Maintenance (Fabrication)Certificate IV in ESI Generation Maintenance (Fabrication) 1-3 
UEP40312 - Certificate IV in ESI Generation Maintenance (Mechanical)Certificate IV in ESI Generation Maintenance (Mechanical) 1-3 
SIT50409 - Diploma of Holiday Parks and ResortsDiploma of Holiday Parks and Resorts 
SIT40809 - Certificate IV in Holiday Parks and ResortsCertificate IV in Holiday Parks and Resorts 
SIT31212 - Certificate III in Holiday Parks and ResortsCertificate III in Holiday Parks and Resorts 1-3 
SIT31209 - Certificate III in Holiday Parks and ResortsCertificate III in Holiday Parks and Resorts 
SIT30416 - Certificate III in Holiday Parks and ResortsCertificate III in Holiday Parks and Resorts 
SIT20512 - Certificate II in Holiday Parks and ResortsCertificate II in Holiday Parks and Resorts 1-2 
SIT20509 - Certificate II in Holiday Parks and ResortsCertificate II in Holiday Parks and Resorts 
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Skill sets that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Skill sets that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
MEASS00414 - MTA067 Aeronautical product component parts - metal spinning lathe operationsMTA067 Aeronautical product component parts - metal spinning lathe operations 
MEASS00392 - MTA045 Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - titanium alloysMTA045 Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - titanium alloys 
MEASS00391 - MTA044 Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - copper based alloysMTA044 Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - copper based alloys 
MEASS00390 - MTA043 Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - nickel alloysMTA043 Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - nickel alloys 
MEASS00389 - MTA042 Aircraft welding using manual metal arc welding process - corrosion and heat resisting steelsMTA042 Aircraft welding using manual metal arc welding process - corrosion and heat resisting steels 
MEASS00388 - MTA041 Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - carbon and low alloy steelsMTA041 Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - carbon and low alloy steels 
MEASS00387 - MTA040 Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - magnesium alloysMTA040 Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - magnesium alloys 
MEASS00386 - MTA039 Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - aluminium alloysMTA039 Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - aluminium alloys 
MEASS00385 - MTA038 Aircraft welding using the plasma arc welding process - titanium alloysMTA038 Aircraft welding using the plasma arc welding process - titanium alloys 
MEASS00384 - MTA037 Aircraft welding using the plasma arc welding process - copper based alloysMTA037 Aircraft welding using the plasma arc welding process - copper based alloys 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  31/Aug/2006 
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Modification History

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Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

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.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

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).

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Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite units 

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Use power tools

1.1. Power tools are selected appropriate to the task requirements.

1.2. Power tools are used for a determined sequence of operations - which may include clamping, alignment and adjustment to produce desired outcomes - to job specifications which may include finish, size or shape.

1.3. All safety requirements are adhered to before, during and after use.

1.4. Unsafe or faulty tools are identified and marked for repair before, during and after use according to designated procedures.

1.5. Operational maintenance of tools, including hand sharpening, is undertaken according to standard workplace procedures, principles and techniques.

1.6. Power tools are stored safely in appropriate location according to standard workshop procedures and manufacturers' recommendations.

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

Look for evidence that confirms skills in:

  • reading and following information on standard operating procedures
  • following verbal instructions
  • selecting power tools appropriate to the task
  • using power tools safely
  • using clamping/securing devices
  • identifying power tool defects
  • maintaining power tools using appropriate techniques
  • sharpening tools/tool bits within the scope of this unit
  • storing power tools according to manufacturers'/ standard operating procedures.

Required knowledge 

Look for evidence that confirms knowledge of:

  • application of different power tools
  • clamping/securing methods
  • adjustments/alignments to a range of power tools
  • common faults and/or defects in power tools
  • procedures for marking unsafe or faulty power tools for repair
  • routine maintenance requirements of a range of power tools
  • tool sharpening techniques for a range of power tools
  • storage location and procedures of a range of power tools
  • hazards/control measures associated with power tools
  • use and application of personal protective equipment
  • safe work practices and procedures

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to use power tools/hand held operations.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently perform all elements of the unit as specified by the criteria, including required knowledge, and be capable of applying the competency in new and different situations and contexts.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

This unit may be assessed on the job, off the job or a combination of both on and off the job. Where assessment occurs off the job, that is the candidate is not in productive work, then an appropriate simulation must be used where the range of conditions reflects realistic workplace situations. The competencies covered by this unit would be demonstrated by an individual working alone or as part of a team. The assessment environment should not disadvantage the candidate.

This unit could be assessed in conjunction with any other units addressing the safety, quality, communication, materials handling, recording and reporting associated with using power tools/hand held operations or other units requiring the exercise of the skills and knowledge covered by this unit.

Method of assessment 

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, samples and questioning. Questioning should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this unit. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required. The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

Guidance information for assessment 

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Power tools 

Electric or pneumatic/hydraulic drills, grinders, jigsaws, nibblers, cutting saws, sanders, planers, routers, pedestal drills and pedestal grinders

Clamping 

Multigrips, vices, jigs and fixtures, clamps etc.

Job specifications 

Finish, size or shape etc.

Operational maintenance 

Hand sharpening, cleaning, lubricating, tightening

Simple tool repairs and adjustments using engineering principles, tools, equipment and procedures to statutory and regulatory requirements

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

Competency field

Competency field 

Maintenance and diagnostics

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