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Qualification details

MSA50108 - Diploma of Manufacturing Technology (Release 4)

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(View details for release 3) 08/May/2012
(View details for release 2) 14/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) 07/Apr/2011

Units of competency

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MEM14002B - Undertake basic process planningUndertake basic process planningN/A
MSATCM502A - Identify and describe equipment for mineral and chemical processing plantsIdentify and describe equipment for mineral and chemical processing plantsN/A
MEM24005B - Perform basic eddy current testingPerform basic eddy current testingN/A
MEM12024A - Perform computationsPerform computationsN/A
MSS403001A - Implement competitive systems and practicesImplement competitive systems and practicesN/A
MEM06003C - Carry out heat treatmentCarry out heat treatmentN/A
MSATCM402A - Monitor and test sands, cores and mouldsMonitor and test sands, cores and mouldsN/A
MEM23120A - Select mechanical machine and equipment componentsSelect mechanical machine and equipment componentsCore
MSS404082A - Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategyAssist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategyN/A
MEM13013B - Work safely with ionizing radiationWork safely with ionizing radiationN/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 224712 Organisation And Methods Analyst 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2294-13 Organisation And Methods Analyst 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Mechanical Engineering,Manufacturing Technology,Technical Engineering 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Metallurgical Technician,Structural Steel Detailer,Polymer Production Technician,Mechatronics Technician,Non-Destructive Testing Technician,Manufacturing Supervisor 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 224712 Organisation And Methods Analyst 05/May/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2294-13 Organisation And Methods Analyst 05/May/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 05/May/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 07/Apr/2011 
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Modification History

Release 4 - Imported elective units replaced by current versions. Equivalent.

Release 3 - MSACM units replaced by MSS units from MSS11v2 Sustainability Training Package.

Release 2 - Imported unit codes updated.

Description

This qualification would normally be delivered part time over a three year period. There are three specialist streams available:

  • Metallurgy
  • Polymer technology
  • Structural steel detailing.

Each stream offers an opportunity for significant choice in electives and each stream requires the same core units to be completed.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

MSA50108 Diploma of Manufacturing Technology 

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the manufacturing technology related industries for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that reflect skill requirements for this level.

Employability skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • complete workplace documentation and records
  • use communication technologies efficiently
  • develop work instructions, specifications and procedures
  • demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with people from NESB
  • communicate with all team members
  • demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with clients
  • use most appropriate communication method given priority, cost and customer facilities
  • access, interpret and apply technical information

Teamwork

  • work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • liaise with and provide support to other team members
  • work as part of a team
  • identify and manage performance required to meet internal and external customer needs in own work and team
  • manage technical processes and provide problem solving support to others

Problem solving

  • investigate problem causes
  • identify, rectify or report potential difficulties associated with manufacture of products or provision of services
  • identify environmental features, regulations, insurance requirements, legal requirements and other factors which may affect the product or service to be provided
  • use material and process knowledge to solve problems
  • identify hazards and suggest control measures
  • determine production requirements
  • conduct tests and analyse results to determine and assess production requirements

Initiative and enterprise

  • seek feedback on products, processes and procedures
  • gather and analyse information and apply to work related processes
  • record information on the quality and other indicators of products
  • support achievement of efficient production processes
  • determine and act on situations requiring further information or problem solving

Planning and organising

  • identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures
  • demonstrate time management skills
  • source and prepare materials and resources
  • sequence work to maximise safety and productivity

Self management

  • interpret and apply relevant acts and regulations
  • keep the work area clean and tidy at all times
  • monitor own work and work of team and identify and act on any quality issues
  • understand own work activities
  • manage own time to meet deadlines
  • implement workplace procedures and instructions

Learning

  • implement learning activities as appropriate to ensure achievement of specified production requirements
  • assess competencies in meeting job requirements
  • be supportive, assertive and use interpersonal skills
  • identify own training needs and seek skill development if required
  • gather feedback to own work to assess effectiveness in meeting objectives and integrate information into own practice

Technology

  • use computer software applications effectively
  • work with technology safely and according to workplace standards
  • help others use technology efficiently and safely
  • use testing technology

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

To be awarded a Diploma of Manufacturing Technology competency must be achieved in twenty one  (21 ) units of competency:

  • five  (5 ) core units of competency
  • sixteen  (16 ) elective units of competency chosen as described below.

Core units 

The following five  (5 ) units must be chosen.

Unit code 

Unit title 

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

MEM30012A

Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

MSS402051A

Apply quality standards

MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Prerequisites 

Units marked with an asterisk have one or more prerequisite requirements. The prerequisites for these units are to be counted in the total number of units required in the elective group. Please refer to the individual units for details.

Elective units 

Group A  - specialist streams 

Choose sixteen  (16 ) elective units as specified to achieve a specialist stream.

Note :

  • All units from each specialist stream are available in Group B as General Electives.
  • Four elective units may also be chosen from other qualifications in this Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses, as specified below.

Metallurgy specialist stream 

Select sixteen  (16 ) elective units:

  • a minimum of ten  (10 ) from the list below
  • the balance may be chosen from Group B

Note:

  • at least four (4) of the ten (10) metallurgy elective units must be coded MSATCM5---.
  • the unit MSATCM406A Apply basic chemistry principles to metallurgy must also be selected if it has not already been completed as part of a lower qualification.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MEM23004A

Apply technical mathematics

MEM23063A

Select and test mechanical engineering materials

*

MEM23109A

Apply engineering mechanic principles

*

MEM24012C

Apply metallurgy principles

MEM30007A

Select common engineering materials

MSATCM401A

Prepare and examine metallographic samples

MSATCM402A

Monitor and test sands, cores and moulds

MSATCM403A

Evaluate mould design and gating

MSATCM404A

Undertake and interpret results of chemical analysis on metal samples

MSATCM405A

Determine and supervise heat treatment of metal

*

MSATCM406A

Apply basic chemistry principles to metallurgy

MSATCM501A

Calculate and predict chemical outcomes in metallurgical situations

*

MSATCM502A

Identify and describe equipment for mineral and chemical processing plants

*

MSATCM503A

Recommend a refractory for an application

MSATCM504A

Select metal forming process

*

MSATCM505A

Select metal joining process

*

MSATCM506A

Monitor blast furnace operations

*

MSATCM507A

Monitor primary steel making process

*

MSATCM508A

Monitor secondary steelmaking operations

*

MSATCM509A

Recommend ferrous and non ferrous metals or alloys for an application

*

MSATCM510A

Apply metallurgical principles and techniques in welding and other thermal processes

*

MSATCM511A

Apply metallurgy principles and practice to determine metal forming and shaping processes

MSATCM512A

Apply metallurgy principles and practice to optimise furnace operation

MSATCM513A

Plan and complete metallurgical projects

*

MSATCM514A

Select surface treatment methods for metallic components or products

MSATCM515A

Analyse metallurgical failures of components and recommend preventative measures

*

MSATCM516A

Select non-metallic materials for engineering applications

manufacturing, engineering and structural

MSATCM517A

Determine corrosion prevention strategies for metal and alloys

MSATCM518A

Interpret complex binary phase diagrams

*

Polymer technology specialist stream 

Select sixteen  (16 ) elective units:

  • a minimum of eight  (8 ) from the list below
  • the balance may be chosen from Group B

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSS405075A

Facilitate the development of a new product

*

PMAOPS550B

Develop a colour formulation

*

PMBTECH501B

Analyse equipment performance

*

PMBTECH502B

Review and analyse production trials and specify re-trials

*

PMBTECH503B

Determine rheology and output of plastics materials from processing equipment

*

PMBTECH504B

Determine heat transfer loads for processing equipment

PMBTECH505B

Choose polymer materials for an application

*

PMBTECH506B

Analyse the design of products and tools

*

PMBTECH507B

Develop fibre composite products using cored laminate techniques

*

PMBTECH508A

Develop a new compound

PMBTECH509A

Modify an existing product

PMBTECH510A

Analyse failure in polymeric materials

Group C  - Structural steel detailing specialist stream 

Select sixteen  (16 ) elective units:

  • a minimum of ten  (10 ) from the two groups below
  • the balance may be chosen from Group B

Structural steel detailing  - Group 1 

All seven (7) of these specialist stream units must be chosen from this group.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSATCS301A

Interpret architectural and engineering design specifications for structural steel detailing

*

MSATCS302A

Detail bolts and welds for structural steelwork connections

*

MSATCS501A

Detail standardised structural connections

*

MSATCS502A

Detail structural steel members

*

MSATCS503A

Incorporate structural steel detailing into fabrication and construction project management

MEM05051A

Select welding processes

MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

Structural steel detailing  - Group 2 

Three (3) units must be chosen from the list below.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MSATCS504A

Detail ancillary steelwork

*

MEM09006B

Perform advanced engineering detail drafting

*

MEM09009C

Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system

*

MEM16012A

Interpret technical specifications and manuals

MEM30031A

Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements

MEM30032A

Produce basic engineering drawings

MEM30033A

Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models

*

Group B  - General electives 

The balance of units for each specialist stream may be chosen from this list as specified below:

Metallurgy specialist stream

Up to six units

Polymer technology specialist stream

Up to eight units

Structural steel detailing

Up to six units

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

AUM4003A

Interpret customer requirements

FDFOP2005A

Work in a socially diverse environment

LMTGN4016A

Contribute to the development of products or processes

MEM06003C

Carry out heat treatment

MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

MEM09204A

Produce basic engineering detail drawings

*

MEM09205A

Produce electrical schematic drawings

*

MEM09005B

Perform basic engineering detail drafting

*

MEM09011B

Apply basic engineering design concepts

*

MEM09216A

Interpret and produce curved 3-D shapes and patterns

MEM09157A

Perform mechanical engineering design drafting

MEM09158A

Perform mechatronic engineering design drafting

MEM09155A

Prepare mechanical models for computer-aided engineering (CAE)

*

MEM09156A

Prepare mechatronic models for computer-aided engineering (CAE)

*

MEM12003B

Perform precision mechanical measurement

MEM12005B

Calibrate measuring equipment

*

MEM12022B

Program coordinate measuring machine (advanced)

MEM12023A

Perform engineering measurements

MEM12024A

Perform computations

MEM12025A

Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations

MEM13002B

Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace

MEM13010A

Supervise occupational health and safety in an industrial work environment

*

MEM13013B

Work safely with ionising radiation

MEM13014A

Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment

MEM14001B

Schedule material deliveries

MEM14002B

Undertake basic process planning

MEM14003B

Undertake basic production scheduling

MEM14004A

Plan to undertake a routine task

MEM14005A

Plan a complete activity

MEM14085A

Apply mechanical engineering analysis techniques

*

MEM14086A

Apply mechatronic engineering analysis techniques

*

MEM14087A

Apply manufactured product design techniques

*

MEM14088A

Apply maintenance engineering techniques to equipment and component repairs and modifications

*

MEM14089A

Integrate mechanical fundamentals into an engineering task

*

MEM14090A

Integrate mechatronic fundamentals into an engineering task

*

MEM14091A

Integrate manufacturing fundamentals into an engineering task

*

MEM14092A

Integrate maintenance fundamentals into an engineering task

*

MEM15001B

Perform basic statistical quality control

MEM15004B

Perform inspection

MEM15005B

Select and control inspection processes and procedures

MEM15007B

Conduct product and/or process capability studies

*

MEM15008B

Perform advanced statistical quality control

*

MEM15010B

Perform laboratory procedures

MEM15011B

Exercise external quality assurance

*

MEM15012B

Maintain/supervise application of quality procedures

*

MEM16005A

Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities

MEM16007A

Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

MEM16010A

Write reports

*

MEM18001C

Use hand tools

MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations

MEM18003C

Use tools for precision work

MEM18006B

Repair and fit engineering components

MEM18010C

Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording

MEM18016B

Analyse plant/equipment condition monitoring results

*

MEM18055B

Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

MEM22002A

Manage self in the engineering environment

*

MEM22012A

Coordinate resources for an engineering project or operation

MEM22013A

Coordinate engineering projects

MEM22014A

Coordinate engineering-related manufacturing operations

*

MEM22015A

Source and estimate engineering materials requiremetns

MEM22007A

Manage environmental effects of engineering activities

*

MEM22017A

Coordinate continuous improvement and technical development in an engineering-related project or operation

MEM22018A

Coordinate sales and promotion of engineering-related products or services

MEM23003A

Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations

*

MEM23004A

Apply technical mathematics

MEM23006A

Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering

*

MEM23007A

Apply calculus to engineering tasks

*

MEM23041A

Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in mechanical engineering situations

MEM23109A

Apply engineering mechanic principles

*

MEM23111A

Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applications

*

MEM23112A

Investigate electrical and electronic controllers in engineering applications

*

MEM23063A

Select and test mechanical engineering materials

*

MEM23064A

Select and test mechatronic engineering materials

*

MEM23113A

Evaluate hydrodynamic systems and system components

*

MEM23114A

Evaluate thermodynamic systems and components

*

MEM23115A

Evaluate fluid power systems

*

MEM23116A

Evaluate programmable logic contoller and related control system components

*

MEM23117A

Evaluate microcontroller applications

*

MEM23118A

Apply production and service control techniques

*

MEM23119A

Evaluate continuous improvement processes

*

MEM23120A

Select mechanical machine and equipment components

*

MEM23121A

Analyse loads on frames and mechanisms

*

MEM23122A

Evaluate computer integrated manufacturing systems

*

MEM23123A

Evaluate manufacturing processes

MEM23124A

Measure and analyse noise and vibration

*

MEM23125A

Evaluate maintenance systems

*

MEM24002B

Perform penetrant testing

*

MEM24003B

Perform basic magnetic particle testing

*

MEM24004B

Perform magnetic particle testing

*

MEM24005B

Perform basic eddy current testing

*

MEM24006B

Perform eddy current testing

*

MEM24007B

Perform ultrasonic thickness testing

*

MEM24008B

Perform ultrasonic testing

*

MEM24009B

Perform basic radiographic testing

*

MEM24010B

Perform radiographic testing

*

MEM24011B

Establish non destructive tests

*

MEM30031A

Use computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements

MEM30032A

Produce basic engineering drawings

MEM30033A

Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models

*

MEM30005A

Calculate force systems within simple beam structures

*

MEM30006A

Calculate stresses in simple structures

*

MEM30007A

Select common engineering materials

MEM30008A

Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to evaluate engineering applications

MEM30009A

Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems

*

MEM30013A

Assist in the preparation of a basic workplace layout

MEM30014A

Apply basic just in time systems to the reduction of waste

MEM30015A

Develop recommendations for basic set up time improvements

MEM30016A

Assist in the analysis of a supply chain

MEM30017A

Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools

MEM30018A

Undertake basic process planning

MEM30019A

Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing

*

MEM30020A

Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project

MEM30021A

Prepare a simple production schedule

MEM30022A

Undertake supervised procurement activities

MEM30023A

Prepare a simple cost estimate for a manufactured product

MEM30024A

Participate in quality assurance techniques

*

MEM30027A

Prepare basic programs for programmable logic controllers

MEM30028A

Assist in sales of technical products/systems

MSS402002A

Sustain process improvements

MSS402030A

Apply cost factors to work practices

MSS402060A

Use planning software systems in operations

MSS402061A

Use SCADA systems in operations

MSS402080A

Undertake root cause analysis

MSS403001A

Implement competitive systems and practices

MSS403002A

Ensure process improvements are sustained

MSS403010A

Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices

MSS403021A

Facilitate a Just in Time system

MSS403030A

Improve cost factors in work practices

MSS403032A

Analyse manual handling processes

MSS403040A

Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S

MSS403051A

Mistake proof an operational process

MSS404050A

Undertake process capability improvements

MSS404052A

Apply statistics to operational processes

MSS404060A

Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team

MSS404061A

Facilitate the use of SCADA systems in a team or work area

MSS404081A

Undertake proactive maintenance analyses

MSS404082A

Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy

MSS405001A

Develop competitive systems and practices for an organisation

MSS405002A

Analyse and map a value stream

MSS405003A

Manage a value stream

MSS405004A

Develop business plans in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices

MSS405010A

Manage relationships with non-customer external organisations

MSS405011A

Manage people relationships

MSS405012A

Manage workplace learning

MSS405020A

Develop quick changeover procedures

MSS405021A

Develop a Just in Time system

MSS405030A

Optimise cost of product or service

MSS405031A

Undertake value analysis of a product or process costs in terms of customer requirements

MSS405040A

Manage 5S system in an organisation

MSS405050A

Determine and improve process capability

*

MSS405560A

Develop the application of enterprise control systems in an organisation

MSS4050061A

Determine and establish information collection requirements and processes

MSS405070A

Develop and manage sustainable energy practices

MSS015002A

Develop strategies for more sustainable use of resources

MSS405075A

Facilitate the development of a new product

*

MSS405081A

Develop a proactive maintenance strategy

MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

MSAENV672B

Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability

MSAPMOPS400A

Optimise process/plant area

*

MSAPMOPS401A

Trial new process or product

MSAPMSUP303A

Identify equipment faults

MSAPMSUP390A

Use structured problem solving tools

MSATCM301A

Test the mechanical properties of materials

MSATCM302A

Monitor basic ferrous melting and casting processes

MSATCM303A

Monitor basic non-ferrous melting and casting processes

MSATCM304A

Interpret basic binary phase diagrams

MSATCM305A

Demonstrate basic knowledge of casting operations

PMAOPS350B

Match and adjust colour

PMAOPS450B

Solve colour problems

PMBPREP304C

Set a die

PMBPREP305B

Change extrusion die and calibration setup

PMBPROD235C

Use materials and process knowledge to complete work operations

PMBPROD430B

Trial a new die/tool

PMBPROD431B

Trial a new, advanced or complex mould

PMBTECH301B

Use material and process knowledge to solve problems

PMBTECH302A

Modify existing compounds

PMBTECH303A

Make minor modifications to products

PMBTECH401B

Predict polymer properties and characteristics

*

PMBTECH402B

Set up and remove complex dies

PMBTECH406A

Diagnose production equipment problems

MSL973001A

Perform basic tests

MSL973006A

Prepare trial batches for evaluation

MSL973007A

Perform microscopic examination

MSL974001A

Prepare, standardise and use solutions

MSL974003A

Perform chemical tests and procedures

MSL974005A

Perform physical tests

MSL974010A

Perform mechanical tests

MSL975016A

Perform complex tests to measure engineering properties of materials

A maximum of four (4) general elective units may be chosen from this Training Package, other endorsed

Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available for inclusion at Diploma level.