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Unit of competency details

AURT125667A - Use and maintain basic measuring devices (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to AURTTA1003 - Use and maintain basic measuring devices 16/Jan/2013

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 21/Jun/2011

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  18/Nov/2005 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit covers the competence required to use and maintain measuring equipment used in general repair and of a basic nature.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

The unit includes identification and confirmation of work requirement, preparation for work, conduct of measurements, analysis and documenting of outcomes, maintenance of equipment and the completion of work finalisation processes, including clean-up and documentation.

Work involved includes measurement of length, width, squareness, flatness and depth, using imperial and metric measurement.

Work requires individuals to demonstrate judgement and problem-solving skills in managing own work activities and contributing to a productive team environment.

Work is carried out in accordance with award provisions.

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. Prepare to undertake measurements 

1.1. OH&S requirements, including individual State/Territory regulatory requirements and personal protection needs are observed throughout the work

1.2. Procedures and information such as workshop manuals and specifications, and tooling required, are sourced

1.3. Method options are analysed and those most appropriate to the circumstances are selected and prepared

1.4. Technical and/or calibration requirements for measuring equipment are sourced and support equipment is identified and prepared

1.5. Warnings in relation to working with precision tooling are observed

1.6. Correct and safe use of the repair equipment is demonstrated prior to work undertaken

2. Conduct measurements and analyse results 

2.1. Methods for the conducting of measurements are implemented in accordance with workplace procedures and manufacturer/component supplier specifications

2.2. Measurement results are compared with manufacturer/component supplier specifications to indicate compliance or non-compliance

2.3. Results are documented with evidence and supporting information and recommendation(s) made

2.4. Report is processed in accordance with workplace procedures

3. Maintain measuring equipment 

3.1. Information required for maintenance is accessed from manufacturer/component supplier specifications and correctly interpreted

3.2. Routine maintenance and storage of measuring equipment is carried out in accordance with manufacturer/component supplier specifications

3.3. Checks are completed without causing damage to component or system

3.4. Workplace documents are processed in accordance with workplace procedures

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

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

Required skills 

  • apply research and interpretive skills sufficient to locate, interpret and apply manufacturer/component supplier procedures, workplace policies and procedures
  • Apply analytical skills required for identification and analysis of technical information
  • apply plain English literacy and communication skills in relation to dealing with customers and team members
  • apply questioning and active listening skills for example when obtaining information from customers
  • apply oral communication skills sufficient to convey information and concepts to customers
  • apply planning and organising skills to own work activities, including making good use of time and resources, sorting out priorities and monitoring one's own performance
  • interact effectively with other persons both on a one-to-one basis and in groups, including understanding and responding to the needs of a customer and working effectively as a member of a team to achieve a shared goal
  • establish safe and effective work processes which anticipate and/or resolve problems and downtime, to systematically develop solutions to avoid or minimise reworking and avoid wastage
  • use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly calculate time, assess tolerances, apply accurate measurements, calculate material requirements and establish quality checks
  • use workplace technology related to the use and maintenance of measuring equipment, computerised technology and communication devices and the reporting/documenting of results

Required knowledge 

A working knowledge of:

  • OH&S regulations/requirements, equipment, material and personal safety requirements
  • common automotive measurement terminology
  • types of non-specialist measuring equipment and their applications
  • measurement procedures
  • measuring equipment maintenance procedures
  • enterprise quality procedures
  • work organisation and planning processes

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 

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

It is essential that competence in this unit signifies ability to transfer competence to changing circumstances and to respond to unusual circumstances in the critical aspects of:

  • observing safety procedures and requirements
  • communicating effectively with others involved in or affected by the work
  • selecting methods and techniques appropriate to the circumstances
  • completing preparatory activity in a systematic manner
  • measuring dimensions
  • maintaining measuring equipment
  • conducting measurement in accordance with workplace requirements
  • accurately interpreting measurements
  • completing measurements within workplace timeframes

Context of , and specific resources for assessment 

Application of competence is to be assessed in the workplace or simulated worksite

Assessment is to occur using standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints

Assessment is to comply with regulatory requirements, including Australian Standards

The following resources should be made available:

  • workplace location or simulated workplace
  • material relevant to the use and maintenance of measuring equipment
  • equipment, hand and power tooling appropriate to the use and maintenance of measuring equipment
  • activities covering mandatory task requirements
  • specifications and work instructions

Method of assessment 

Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment guidelines of the automotive industry's RS&R Training Package

Assessment methods must confirm consistency and accuracy of performance together with application of underpinning knowledge

Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also reinforce the integration of key competencies

Assessment may be applied under project related conditions and require evidence of process

Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that competence is able not only to be satisfied under the particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to other circumstances

It is preferable that assessment reflects a process rather than an event and occurs over a period of time to cover varying quality circumstances. Evidence of performance may be provided by customers, team leaders/members or other persons subject to agreed authentication arrangements

Competence in this unit may be assessed in conjunction with other functional units which together form part of the holistic work role

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.

Measuring equipment 

Measuring equipment may include split levels, depth gauges, steel rulers, tape measures, T-squares and straight edges

OH &

OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with legislation/regulations/codes of practice and enterprise safety policies and procedures. This may include protective clothing and equipment, use of tooling and equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling of material, use of fire fighting equipment, enterprise first aid, hazard control and hazardous materials and substances

Personal protective equipment 

Personal protective equipment is to include that prescribed under legislation/regulations/codes of practice and workplace policies and practices

Safe operating procedures 

Safe operating procedures are to include, but are not limited to the conduct of operational risk assessment and treatments associated with vehicular movement, toxic substances, electrical safety, machinery movement and operation, manual and mechanical lifting and shifting, working in proximity to others and site visitors

Emergency procedures 

Emergency procedures related to this unit are to include, but are not limited to emergency shutdown and stopping of equipment, extinguishing fires, enterprise first aid requirements and site evacuation

Quality requirements 

Quality requirements are to include, but are not limited to regulations, including Australian Standards, internal company quality policy and standards and enterprise operations and procedures

Statutory /regulatory authorities 

Statutory/regulatory authorities may include Federal, State/Territory and local authorities administering acts, regulations and codes of practice

Communications 

Communications are to include, but are not limited to verbal and visual instructions and fault reporting and may include site specific instructions, written instructions, plans or instructions related to job/task, telephones and pagers

Information /documents 

Sources of information/documents may include:

  • verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work schedules/plans/specifications, work bulletins, memos, material safety data sheets diagrams or sketches
  • safe work procedures related to the use and maintenance of measuring equipment
  • regulatory/legislative requirements pertaining to the automotive industry, including Australian Design Rules, Environment Protection Regulations (Diesel Fuels), National Environment Protection For Diesel Vehicle Guidelines Engineer's design specifications and instructions
  • organisation work specifications and requirements
  • instructions issued by authorised enterprise or external persons
  • Australian Standards

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Technical

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

Competency field

Competency field