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Unit of competency details

MEM18002B - Use power tools/hand held operations (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to MEM18002 - Use power tools/hand held operationsSupersedes and is equivalent to MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations 25/Jun/2019

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

Training packages that include this unit

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MEA11 - Aeroskills Training PackageAeroskills Training Package 2.0 
ACM10 - Animal Care and ManagementAnimal Care and Management 2.0-3.0 
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 
UEG - Gas Industry Training PackageGas Industry Training Package 1.0 
PUA00 - Public Safety Training PackagePublic Safety Training Package 8.1 
MSM - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 1.0-7.2 
MSA07 - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 6.0-8.4 
MEA - Aeroskills Training PackageAeroskills Training Package 1.1-4.0 
FBP - Food, Beverage and PharmaceuticalFood, Beverage and Pharmaceutical 2.0-5.0,5.2-6.0 
SIT12 - Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training PackageTourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package 1.0-2.0 
AUR12 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 1.0-2.1 
MSF - Furnishing Training PackageFurnishing Training Package 5.0-6.0 
MEM05 - Metal and Engineering Training PackageMetal and Engineering Training Package 3.0-11.1 
UEP - Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training PackageElectricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training Package 1.0-1.1 
UEP12 - Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training PackageElectricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training Package 1.0-2.1 
AUR05 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 3.0-4.0 
PPM - Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training PackagePulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package 2.0 
FPP10 - Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training PackagePulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package 1.0-1.3 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.0-8.0 
CUV11 - Visual Arts, Crafts and Design Training PackageVisual Arts, Crafts and Design Training Package 1.0 
DEF - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 2.0-4.3 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 2.0-4.1 
MST - Textiles, Clothing and FootwearTextiles, Clothing and Footwear 1.0-1.1 
CUS09 - MusicMusic 1.1-1.2 
DEF12 - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 2.0 
AHC10 - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land ManagementAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management 2.0-8.0 
SIT07 - Tourism, Hospitality and Events Training PackageTourism, Hospitality and Events Training Package 2.3-3.0 
SFI11 - Seafood Industry Training PackageSeafood Industry Training Package 1.0-2.2 
TDM07 - Maritime Training PackageMaritime Training Package 1.0 
SIT - Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training PackageTourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package 1.0-1.3 
CUE03 - Entertainment Training PackageEntertainment Training Package 3.1-3.2 
AUR - Automotive Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 3.0-5.0 
LMT07 - Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training PackageTextiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package 3.1-4.1 
FDF10 - Food ProcessingFood Processing 2.0-4.1 
HLT07 - Health Training PackageHealth Training Package 4.0-5.1 
ACM - Animal Care and Management Training PackageAnimal Care and Management Training Package 1.0 
CUF07 - Screen and Media Training PackageScreen and Media Training Package 1.2 

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 
AHC20316 - Certificate II in Production HorticultureCertificate II in Production HorticultureSuperseded
DEF31012 - Certificate III in Maritime OperationsCertificate III in Maritime OperationsDeleted1-2 
AHC20310 - Certificate II in Production HorticultureCertificate II in Production HorticultureSuperseded1-4 
MSM30216 - Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating ApplicationCertificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating ApplicationCurrent1-4 
AUR20408 - Certificate II in Automotive Electrical TechnologyCertificate II in Automotive Electrical TechnologySuperseded1-2 
MST20216 - Certificate II in TCF Production OperationsCertificate II in TCF Production OperationsCurrent
AUR21011 - Certificate II in MotorsportCertificate II in MotorsportSuperseded1-2 
PMB30107 - Certificate III in Polymer ProcessingCertificate III in Polymer ProcessingSuperseded1-2 
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Skill sets that include this unit

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MEASS00381 - MTA034 Aircraft welding using the plasma arc welding process - carbon and low alloy steelsMTA034 Aircraft welding using the plasma arc welding process - carbon and low alloy steelsCurrent1-2 
MEASS00094 - Aircraft welding using the gas metal arc welding process - aluminium alloysAircraft welding using the gas metal arc welding process - aluminium alloysDeleted
MEASS00388 - MTA041 Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - carbon and low alloy steelsMTA041 Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - carbon and low alloy steelsCurrent1-2 
MEASS00109 - Aircraft welding using the gas welding process - corrosion and heat resisting steelsAircraft welding using the gas welding process - corrosion and heat resisting steelsDeleted
MEASS00117 - Aircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - magnesium alloysAircraft welding using the manual metal arc welding process - magnesium alloysDeleted
MEASS00107 - Aircraft welding using the gas welding process - carbon and low alloy steelsAircraft welding using the gas welding process - carbon and low alloy steelsDeleted
MEASS00414 - MTA067 Aeronautical product component parts - metal spinning lathe operationsMTA067 Aeronautical product component parts - metal spinning lathe operationsCurrent1-2 
MEASS00380 - MTA033 Aircraft welding using the plasma arc welding process - magnesium alloysMTA033 Aircraft welding using the plasma arc welding process - magnesium alloysCurrent1-2 
SITSS00031 - Grounds Keeping and MaintenanceGrounds Keeping and MaintenanceSuperseded
MEASS00383 - MTA036 Aircraft welding using the plasma arc welding process - nickel alloysMTA036 Aircraft welding using the plasma arc welding process - nickel alloysCurrent1-2 
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Accredited courses that have this unit in the completion mapping

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10077NAT - Certificate II in Skills for Work and StudyCertificate II in Skills for Work and Study Non-Current
52845WA - Certificate II in Autonomous Workplace OperationsCertificate II in Autonomous Workplace Operations Current
10089NAT - Certificate II in Skills for Work and TrainingCertificate II in Skills for Work and Training Non-Current
22470VIC - Certificate II in Engineering StudiesCertificate II in Engineering Studies Current
22019VIC - Certificate II in Engineering StudiesCertificate II in Engineering Studies Non-Current
21622VIC - Advanced Diploma of Engineering TechnologyAdvanced Diploma of Engineering Technology Non-Current
10451NAT - Certificate II in Major Repair of Off the Road TyresCertificate II in Major Repair of Off the Road Tyres Non-Current
10427NAT - Certificate III in Aquaponics Organic Food ProductionCertificate III in Aquaponics Organic Food Production Cancelled
10224NAT - Certificate IV in Tertiary PreparationCertificate IV in Tertiary Preparation Non-Current
22228VIC - Advanced Diploma of Engineering TechnologyAdvanced Diploma of Engineering Technology Non-Current
10580NAT - Certificate II in Study SkillsCertificate II in Study Skills Non-Current
22263VIC - Certificate IV in Integrated TechnologiesCertificate IV in Integrated Technologies Non-Current
22478VIC - Diploma of Engineering TechnologyDiploma of Engineering Technology Current
10076NAT - Certificate II in Foundations for Vocational and Further StudyCertificate II in Foundations for Vocational and Further Study Non-Current
10123NAT - Certificate III in Garage Door and Gate Installation and MaintenanceCertificate III in Garage Door and Gate Installation and Maintenance Cancelled
22229VIC - Diploma of Engineering TechnologyDiploma of Engineering Technology Non-Current
22209VIC - Certificate II in Engineering StudiesCertificate II in Engineering Studies Non-Current
21916VIC - Diploma of Shared TechnologyDiploma of Shared Technology Non-Current
21917VIC - Advanced Diploma of Shared TechnologyAdvanced Diploma of Shared Technology Non-Current
21879VIC - Certificate III in Dental Equipment MaintenanceCertificate III in Dental Equipment Maintenance Non-Current
21621VIC - Diploma of Engineering TechnologyDiploma of Engineering Technology Non-Current
10201NAT - Certificate II in Automotive/Metal Fabrication (Pre-Vocational)Certificate II in Automotive/Metal Fabrication (Pre-Vocational) Non-Current
52858WA - Certificate II in Welding for ShipbuildingCertificate II in Welding for Shipbuilding Current
10584NAT - Certificate II in Career PreparationCertificate II in Career Preparation Non-Current
21915VIC - Certificate IV in Shared TechnologyCertificate IV in Shared Technology Non-Current
52474WA - Diploma of Marine StudiesDiploma of Marine Studies Non-Current

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  31/Aug/2006 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit covers using a range of hand held power tools and fixed power tools for hand held operations for a variety of general engineering applications.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit applies to loosening and fastening items or components and shaping, finishing, cutting, grinding metallic and non-metallic materials and/or tool bits to size and shape.

This unit should not be selected if the power tools used are dedicated to an operation or machine, e.g. nut-runner, air drill, power driver, etc.

For using hand tools, see Unit MEM18001C (Use hand tools).

Band :

Unit Weight :

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Pre-Requisites

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

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Use power tools

1.1. Power tools are selected appropriate to the task requirements.

1.2. Power tools are used for a determined sequence of operations - which may include clamping, alignment and adjustment to produce desired outcomes - to job specifications which may include finish, size or shape.

1.3. All safety requirements are adhered to before, during and after use.

1.4. Unsafe or faulty tools are identified and marked for repair before, during and after use according to designated procedures.

1.5. Operational maintenance of tools, including hand sharpening, is undertaken according to standard workplace procedures, principles and techniques.

1.6. Power tools are stored safely in appropriate location according to standard workshop procedures and manufacturers' recommendations.

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

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

Required skills 

Look for evidence that confirms skills in:

  • reading and following information on standard operating procedures
  • following verbal instructions
  • selecting power tools appropriate to the task
  • using power tools safely
  • using clamping/securing devices
  • identifying power tool defects
  • maintaining power tools using appropriate techniques
  • sharpening tools/tool bits within the scope of this unit
  • storing power tools according to manufacturers'/ standard operating procedures.

Required knowledge 

Look for evidence that confirms knowledge of:

  • application of different power tools
  • clamping/securing methods
  • adjustments/alignments to a range of power tools
  • common faults and/or defects in power tools
  • procedures for marking unsafe or faulty power tools for repair
  • routine maintenance requirements of a range of power tools
  • tool sharpening techniques for a range of power tools
  • storage location and procedures of a range of power tools
  • hazards/control measures associated with power tools
  • use and application of personal protective equipment
  • safe work practices and procedures

Evidence Guide

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 use power tools/hand held operations.

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 using power tools/hand held operations 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 should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this unit. 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

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.

Power tools 

Electric or pneumatic/hydraulic drills, grinders, jigsaws, nibblers, cutting saws, sanders, planers, routers, pedestal drills and pedestal grinders

Clamping 

Multigrips, vices, jigs and fixtures, clamps etc.

Job specifications 

Finish, size or shape etc.

Operational maintenance 

Hand sharpening, cleaning, lubricating, tightening

Simple tool repairs and adjustments using engineering principles, tools, equipment and procedures to statutory and regulatory requirements

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

Competency field

Competency field 

Maintenance and diagnostics