Unit of competency details

MEMPE007A - Pull apart and re-assemble engineering mechanisms (Release 1)


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1 1 (this release) 15/Dec/2013


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030707 Metal Fitting, Turning And MacHining  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030707 Metal Fitting, Turning And MacHining  05/Mar/2014 
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Modification History

New unit - Release 1

Unit Descriptor

This unit of competency involves pulling apart engineering mechanisms, such as small compressors, small two and four stroke engines, industrial gear boxes, mechanical winches, or any mechanism made up of a number of components, determining the types and quantity of components in the mechanism, and re-assembling the mechanism.

The mechanisms must have an associated maintenance/instruction manual for the learner to reference.

Application of the Unit

This unit is designed for use in a pre-employment skills introduction program and is suitable for use in conjunction with institutional-based vocational programs. Skills development will take place under direct supervision.

This unit is not to be used in a traineeship or apprenticeship training program or associated qualifications. It is only to be used in pre-employment programs and carries no credit towards apprenticeship/trade and other qualification types in manufacturing and engineering.

This unit could be integrated with the work in the project unit, MEMPE006AUndertake a basic engineering project, and skills developed when required by the project. It would certainly be integrated with the development of skills for the unit MEM18001BUse hand tools and could be used to enhance the research learning about components in the project unit.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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Employability Skills Information

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


Prepare a job plan


Identify job requirements by inspecting the mechanism, associate d manual and other relevant materials, in consultation with an instructor/teacher/trainer


Identify required tools and machines in accordance with job requirements


Prepare a job/project plan showing tools and machines to be used and an appropriate sequence of operations


Confirm plan with instructor


Pull the mechanism apart


Use and wear appropriate personal protective equipment


Clear the work area


Obtain appropriate tools and equipment


Follow safe working practices


Pull the mechanism apart marking components to aid correct re-assembly


Identify and record the name and quantity of each component


Use measuring equipment  as required


Re-assemble the mechanism


Use and wear appropriate personal protective equipment


Follow safe working practices


Re-assemble the mechanism following markings and associated manual


Use measuring equipment as required


Complete work requirements


Clear work area of waste and clean according to requirements


Maintain and/or store machines, tools and equipment according to instructions

Required Skills and Knowledge

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

Required skills  

Required skills include:

  • preparing a job plan
  • preparing for disassembly
  • performing disassembly
  • identifying components
  • performing re-assembly
  • using measuring equipment as required
  • cleaning and storing equipment appropriately
  • applying safe working practices
  • using and applying personal protective equipment

Required knowledge  

Required knowledge includes:

  • safe working procedures
  • non-destructive methods for marking components
  • basic disassembly techniques
  • use and care of tools
  • types of tools and machines used to pull components apart
  • safe working practices
  • use and application of personal protective equipment

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 safely use engineering tools and equipment to pull engineering mechanisms apart, record information about the components and put the mechanism back together again.

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

Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can

  • work safely
  • prepare job plans
  • identify and follow a sequence of work
  • prepare for pulling a mechanism apart
  • pull a mechanism apart
  • record information
  • use measuring equipment as required
  • re-assemble an engineering mechanism
  • clean and store equipment as instructed.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

  • This unit must be assessed in a learning institution.
  • Assessment must cover the successful disassembly and re-assembly of an engineering mechanism.
  • The skills covered by this unit would usually be demonstrated by an individual working alone under direct supervision.
  • The assessment environment should not disadvantage the candidate.
  • This unit may be assessed in conjunction with any other units addressing the safety, quality, communication, hand tools, machine operation, recording and reporting associated with working on engineering mechanisms.

Method of assessment 

  • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of the MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package.
  • Assessment methods must be by direct observation of tasks and include questioning on underpinning knowledge to ensure correct interpretation and application.
  • Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that competency is not only able to be satisfied under the particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to other circumstances.
  • Assessment should be in conjunction with assessment of the project unit and other units integrated into the project.

Guidance information for assessment 

Assessment processes and techniques must be culturally appropriate and appropriate to the language and literacy capacity of the candidate and the work being performed.

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.


A mechanism is any piece of equipment, plant or machinery made up of a number of engineering components. The mechanism should be of a size that can be safely handled by the students and may include but are not limited to:

  • small compressors
  • small two and four stroke engines
  • industrial gear boxes
  • mechanical winches

Measuring equipment  

Measuring equipment may include but is not limited to:

  • micrometers
  • vernier scaled measuring devices
  • rules
  • calipers
  • gauges

Unit Sector(s)

Competency field 

Unit sector 

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