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Unit of competency details

MEM12024 - Perform computations (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM12024A - Perform computationsSupersedes and is equivalent to MEM12024A Perform computations 25/Jun/2019

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


Training packages that include this unit

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PMA - Chemical, Hydrocarbons and RefiningChemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining 2.0-2.2 
PMB - Plastics, Rubber and CablemakingPlastics, Rubber and Cablemaking 2.0-2.1 
UEP - Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training PackageElectricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training Package 2.0 
MEM - Manufacturing and EngineeringManufacturing and Engineering 2.0-2.1 
FWP - Forest and Wood Products Training PackageForest and Wood Products Training Package 5.0-7.1 
TLI - Transport and Logistics Training PackageTransport and Logistics Training Package 10.0-12.0 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 4.0-8.0 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 5.0-5.1 
MST - Textiles, Clothing and FootwearTextiles, Clothing and Footwear 2.0-4.2 
AUR - Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 6.0-7.1 

Qualifications that include this unit

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PMB30121 - Certificate III in Polymer ProcessingCertificate III in Polymer ProcessingCurrent
AHC32422 - Certificate III in Irrigation TechnologyCertificate III in Irrigation TechnologyCurrent
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UEP40522 - Certificate IV in ESI Generation Maintenance (Mechanical)Certificate IV in ESI Generation Maintenance (Mechanical)Current
UEP20122 - Certificate II in ESI Generation - Operations SupportCertificate II in ESI Generation - Operations SupportCurrent
MEM30119 - Certificate III in Engineering - Production SystemsCertificate III in Engineering - Production SystemsCurrent
CUA50420 - Diploma of Live Production and Technical ServicesDiploma of Live Production and Technical ServicesCurrent
MEM31219 - Certificate III in Engineering - Industrial ElectricianCertificate III in Engineering - Industrial ElectricianCurrent1-2 
AHC32419 - Certificate III in Irrigation TechnologyCertificate III in Irrigation TechnologySuperseded1-2 
MEM31119 - Certificate III in Engineering - Composites TradeCertificate III in Engineering - Composites TradeCurrent1-2 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 010101 Mathematics  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 010101 Mathematics  26/Jun/2019 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM12024A Perform computations

Application

This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to estimate approximate answers to arithmetical problems, carry out calculations involving percentages and proportions, and determine simple ratios and averages.

It also covers producing and interpreting simple charts and graphs in manufacturing, engineering or related environments.

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

Band : A 

Unit Weight : 3 

Pre-requisite Unit

MEM13015

Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM16006

Organise and communicate information

Competency Field

Measurement

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

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

1.4

Establish required calculation outcomes from job instructions

1.5

Determine required calculation method to suit the application, including selection of relevant arithmetic operations and/or formulae

1.6

Estimate expected results, including rounding off, as appropriate

2

Perform calculations 

2.1

Apply calculation method

2.2

Obtain answer and check against estimation to ensure it is correct

3

Produce charts and graphs from given information 

3.1

Transpose data to produce charts or graphs

3.2

Ensure charts or graphs reflect data on which they are based to meet specifications

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.

Calculations are performed using one (1) or more of the following: 

  • pen and paper
  • a calculator
  • tables
  • tablets
  • computers

Relevant sources include one (1) or more of the following: 

  • charts
  • graphs
  • diagrams
  • measurement data
  • reference manuals
  • specifications

Applications include computations associated with one (1) or more of the following: 

  • pressure
  • volume
  • temperature
  • heat
  • speed
  • power
  • elasticity
  • density
  • mass
  • force

Arithmetic operations include the following: 

  • application of subtraction, addition, multiplication and division
  • manipulation of decimals, fractions and mixed numbers and whole numbers
  • using formulas
  • determining percentages
  • calculation of proportions and ratios

Charts and graphs include one (1) or more of the following: 

  • simple histograms
  • control charts
  • pie charts

Unit Mapping Information

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM12024A Perform computations

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. Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM12024A Perform computations

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
  • obtaining and interpreting data from job instructions and relevant sources to establish required outcomes
  • determining the appropriate calculation method to suit the application
  • performing calculations and confirming answer/s
  • producing and interpreting simple charts and graphs from given data.

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 work practices and procedures
  • formulae applicable to the determination of perimeter, area and volume of simple geometric shapes and the reasons for using dimensions with the same units
  • techniques and procedures for rounding off figures when estimating approximate answers
  • features and use of mixed numbers, decimals, fractions and whole numbers
  • procedures for carrying out calculations involving fractions and using each of the four basic rules of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • concept of percentage and procedures to be followed in converting a decimal and fraction to a percentage
  • concepts and calculations of ratio and proportion
  • scales applicable to the axes of the graphs or charts
  • types of charts and/or graphs used in the individual's field of work
  • upper and lower limits of acceptability applicable to data entered on a graph or chart
  • trends indicated by the slope or gradient of a graph
  • action to be taken when given trends occur or set limits are approached on graphs or charts
  • procedures for drawing 'lines of best fit'
  • trends indicated by the graphs or charts drawn.

Assessment Conditions

  • Assessors must:
  • have vocational competency in performing computations 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