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Unit of competency details

MEM05056 - Perform routine flux core arc welding (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 26/Jun/2019


Training packages that include this unit

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  14/Aug/2019 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1. New unit

Application

This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to prepare the materials and carry out routine flux core arc welding (FCAW) and applies in a maintenance or manufacturing environment where the weld quality is not required to meet an Australian Standard.

Where welding is required to meet AS 1554 General Purpose or equivalent codes, work health and safety (WHS) regulations and/or licensing requirements unit MEM05047 Weld using flux core arc welding process should also be selected.

Where the interpretation of technical drawings is required unit MEM09002 Interpret technical drawing should also be selected.

Where the selection and use of engineering measurement is required unit MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements should also be selected.

Where the selection and use of tools is required unit MEM18001 Use hand tools and unit MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations, should also be selected as appropriate.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Band: A 

Unit Weight: 2 

Pre-requisite Unit

MEM11011

Undertake manual handling

MEM13015

Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM16006

Organise and communicate information

Competency Field

Fabrication

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Determine job requirements 

1.1

Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs)

1.2

Comply with work health and safety (WHS) requirements at all times

1.3

Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with SOPs

1.4

Identify job requirements from specifications, sketches, job sheets or work instructions

2

Prepare materials and equipment for welding 

2.1

Identify location of welds in accordance with procedures and job specifications

2.2

Clean and prepare materials ready for welding

2.3

Set up welding equipment to meet work requirement

2.4

Select settings and consumables to suit application

3

Perform routine welding using FCAW 

3.1

Weld materials to job requirements

3.2

Clean welds according to SOPs

Foundation Skills

This section describes those required skills (reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy) that are essential to workplace performance in this unit of competency.

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

This field allows for different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.

Welds include the following: 

  • butt
  • fillet

Materials include one (1) or more of the following: 

  • low carbon
  • mild steels

Prepared includes one (1) or more of the following: 

  • pre-heating
  • setting up:
  • jigs
  • fixtures
  • clamps
  • joint preparation

Welding equipment includes the following: 

  • hoses
  • welding leads
  • electrodes/filler wire
  • liners
  • contact tips

Consumables include the following:  

  • filler wire
  • shielding gas for dual shield applications

Clean includes the following: 

  • slag
  • spatter

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b7050d37-5fd0-4740-8f7d-3b7a49c10bb2

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1. New unit

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least two (2) occasions and include:

  • following work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practices
  • identifying and interpreting specifications from sketches and verbal or written job instructions for performing routine flux core arc welding (FCAW)
  • cleaning and preparing materials for welding to specifications
  • setting up welding equipment, including selecting settings and consumables to suit application
  • consistently welding materials to specifications
  • cleaning welds in accordance with SOPs.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate the required knowledge for this unit must be relevant to and satisfy the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:

  • safe welding practices and procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • preparatory requirements
  • equipment and equipment settings
  • shielding gas properties and applications
  • weld characteristics.

Assessment Conditions

  • Assessors must:
  • have vocational competency in performing routine FCAW process at least to the level being assessed with relevant industry knowledge and experience
  • satisfy the assessor requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 or its replacementand comply with the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011, its replacementor equivalent legislation covering VET regulation in a non-referring state/territory as the case requires
  • Where possible assessment must occur in operational workplace situations. Where this is not possible or where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment must occur in a sufficiently rigorous simulated environment that reflects realistic operational workplace conditions. This must cover all aspects of workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills
  • Conditions for assessment must include access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required, including relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications
  • Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b7050d37-5fd0-4740-8f7d-3b7a49c10bb2