Unit of competency details

MEM16007A - Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by MEM13015 - Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineeringMEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment; MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task; MEM15002A Apply quality systems; MEM15024A Apply quality procedures; MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment. Not equivalent. 25/Jun/2019

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 01/Dec/2005

Training packages that include this unit

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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 
LMF02 - Furnishing Training PackageFurnishing Training Package 6.0-8.1 
MSM - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 2.0-8.0 
MSA07 - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 6.0-8.4 
MSF - Furnishing Training PackageFurnishing Training Package 1.0-5.0 
MEM05 - Metal and Engineering Training PackageMetal and Engineering Training Package 3.0-11.1 
MEM - Manufacturing and EngineeringManufacturing and Engineering 1.0-1.2 
LMT07 - Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training PackageTextiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package 3.1-4.1 

Qualifications that include this unit

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MSA20107 - Certificate II in Process ManufacturingCertificate II in Process ManufacturingSuperseded1-4 
MEM30605 - Certificate III in Jewellery ManufactureCertificate III in Jewellery ManufactureSuperseded1-2 
LMF60308 - Advanced Diploma of Furniture Design and TechnologyAdvanced Diploma of Furniture Design and TechnologyDeleted
MSM30216 - Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating ApplicationCertificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating ApplicationCurrent1-4 
PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer ProcessingCertificate III in Polymer ProcessingSuperseded1-2 
MSF40213 - Certificate IV in Furniture Design and TechnologyCertificate IV in Furniture Design and TechnologySuperseded1-4 
MEM30405 - Certificate III in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic TradeCertificate III in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic TradeSuperseded1-3 
PMB50107 - Diploma of Polymer TechnologyDiploma of Polymer TechnologySuperseded1-2 
MSM40116 - Certificate IV in Process ManufacturingCertificate IV in Process ManufacturingCurrent1-7 
MEM10205 - Certificate I in Boating ServicesCertificate I in Boating ServicesSuperseded1-2 
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 120505 Work Practices Programmes 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 120505 Work Practices Programmes 31/Aug/2006 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit covers operating in an interactive work environment.

It covers contribution to a group effort in order to plan and carry out work. This includes identification of work roles, communication and cooperation with others.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit applies to work-related group activities that typically occur in and between sections or departments of an enterprise. Employees would normally be working together to achieve a common purpose e.g. manufacture of a product, maintenance of plant and equipment.

Individuals are not responsible for the overall group effort but would be required to contribute to activities and objectives using their own existing technical competencies.

Band :

Unit Weight :

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable


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



1. Identify roles and responsibilities

1.1. Own role and responsibilities are identified.

1.2. Relationships within immediate group and with employees performing related/interdependent activities are identified.

2. Plan activities

2.1. Common goals, objectives and task requirements are identified and clarified with appropriate persons.

2.2. Individual tasks are determined and agreed on according to workplace procedures.

3. Work with others

3.1. Effective interpersonal skills are applied to interact with others and to contribute to activities and objectives.

3.2. Assigned or agreed tasks are performed in accordance with agreed requirements, specifications and workplace procedures.

3.3. Work progress is reviewed and modified as agreed to complement the work of others.

3.4. Agreed reporting lines are followed using standard operating procedures.

Required Skills and Knowledge


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

Required skills 

Look for evidence that confirms skills in:

  • contributing to planning and allocation of work
  • performing assigned tasks
  • coordinating work effort with others
  • following agreed reporting lines
  • reading, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents
  • applying effective interpersonal skills

Required knowledge 

Look for evidence that confirms knowledge of:

  • effective interpersonal strategies and skills:
  • effective listening
  • basic speaking skills
  • use of terminology and jargon
  • giving and receiving feedback
  • checking and clarifying task-related information
  • interpreting instructions
  • basic conflict resolution
  • selecting modes and methods of communication
  • identifying and resolving communication breakdowns and barriers
  • principles of effective communication
  • relationships and roles within immediate group and with interdependent others
  • reporting relationships and procedures
  • own responsibilities with respect to products/services to be provided
  • skills and competencies of the individual and other employees performing interdependent activities
  • common goals, objectives and task requirements
  • sources of technical expertise/assistance
  • appropriate forms of communication
  • hazards and control measures associated with workplace activities, including housekeeping
  • safe work practices and procedures

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 operate in a work-based team environment.

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 operating in a work-based team environment 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 techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this unit of competency. 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


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.

Effective interpersonal skills 

Basic listening and speaking skills, use of terminology and jargon, giving and receiving feedback, interpreting instructions, verbal and non-verbal modes and methods of communication, communication breakdowns and barriers, basic principles of effective communication

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

Competency field

Competency field