Unit of competency details

MEM05012C - Perform routine manual metal arc welding (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 
UEP06 - Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training PackageElectricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training Package 1.1 
UEG11 - Gas Industry Training PackageGas Industry Training Package 2.0 
UEE11 - Electrotechnology Training PackageElectrotechnology Training Package 1.0-1.5 
UEE07 - Electrotechnology Training PackageElectrotechnology Training Package 4.0 
PMA08 - Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training PackageChemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package 2.0-5.0 
PMA - Chemical, Hydrocarbons and RefiningChemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining 1.0 
MST - Textiles, Clothing and FootwearTextiles, Clothing and Footwear 1.0-1.1 
MSM - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 1.0-2.1 
MSF - Furnishing Training PackageFurnishing Training Package 1.0-3.1 
MSA07 - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 6.0-8.4 
MEM05 - Metal and Engineering Training PackageMetal and Engineering Training Package 3.0-11.1 
MEM - Manufacturing and EngineeringManufacturing and Engineering 1.0-1.2 
MEA11 - Aeroskills Training PackageAeroskills Training Package 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 
LMF02 - Furnishing Training PackageFurnishing Training Package 6.0-8.1 
HLT07 - Health Training PackageHealth Training Package 4.0-5.1 
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 2.0-3.0 
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 2.0-3.0 

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 
UEP40112 - Certificate IV in ESI Generation - Systems OperationsCertificate IV in ESI Generation - Systems Operations 1-3 
UEP30212 - Certificate III in ESI Generation - OperationsCertificate III in ESI Generation - Operations 1-3 
UEP30112 - Certificate III in ESI Generation - Systems OperationsCertificate III in ESI Generation - Systems Operations 1-3 
UEP20112 - Certificate II in ESI Generation - Operations SupportCertificate II in ESI Generation - Operations Support 1-3 
UEP20110 - Certificate II in ESI Generation (Operations Support)Certificate II in ESI Generation (Operations Support) 
UEG40114 - Certificate IV in Gas Supply Industry OperationsCertificate IV in Gas Supply Industry Operations 
UEG30114 - Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry OperationsCertificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations 
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Skill sets that include this unit

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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 
MEASS00119 - Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - titanium alloysAircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - titanium alloys 
MEASS00118 - Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - nickel alloysAircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - nickel alloys 
MEASS00117 - Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - magnesium alloysAircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - magnesium alloys 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030711 Boilermaking And Welding  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030711 Boilermaking And Welding  31/Aug/2006 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit covers preparing the materials and carrying out routine manual metal arc welding (MMAW).

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

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.

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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. Identify weld requirements

1.1. Weld requirements are identified from job instructions.

1.2. Location of welds is identified in accordance with standard operating procedures and job specifications.

2. Prepare materials for welding

2.1. Materials are cleaned and prepared ready for welding.

3. Prepare equipment for welding

3.1. Welding equipment is set up correctly.

3.2. Correct electrodes are selected to suit application and settings.

4. Perform routine welding using MMAW

4.1. Safe welding practices are applied.

4.2. Materials are welded to job requirements.

4.3. Welds are cleaned in accordance with standard operating procedures.

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:

  • preparing materials and electrodes
  • setting up welding equipment
  • welding with MMAW
  • reading and interpreting routine information on written job instructions, specifications and standard operating procedures
  • performing measurements for joint preparation and routine MMAW

Required knowledge 

Look for evidence that confirms knowledge of:

  • material and equipment preparation
  • properties and characteristics of materials and consumables
  • weld characteristics
  • equipment set-up and settings
  • MMAW processes and properties
  • post-welding treatments
  • safe welding practices
  • use and application of personal protective equipment

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 prepare materials and carry out routine manual metal arc welding (MMAW).

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. Where assessment occurs off the job, i.e. the candidate is not in productive work, then appropriate simulation must be used where the range of conditions reflects realistic workplace situations. The competencies covered 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 performing routine manual metal arc welding 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.

Materials 

Low and mild carbon steel or similar

Prepared 

Cleaning, setting up jigs, fixtures, clamps, joint preparation

Welding equipment 

Welding leads, welding machines, electrode holder etc.

Cleaned 

Slag and spatter, cleaning, using files and grinders

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

Competency field

Competency field 

Fabrication

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