Course Title: Perform high reliability soldering and desoldering

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3188 Certificate III in Engineering - Electrical/Electronic Trade

Course Title: Perform high reliability soldering and desoldering

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit covers soldering/desoldering for the installation and fabrication of electrical/electronic components to advanced or military specifications, or where the reliability of electrical connections is critical and where prevention of damage through electrostatic discharge or other means is required.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MEM05001B Perform manual soldering/desoldering – electrical/electronic components

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM05002B Perform high reliability soldering and desoldering


1. Determine job requirements

2. Prepare for soldering

3. Solder materials

4. Test/inspect soldered joints

5. Rework/repair faulty joints including desoldering

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written,oral, practical tasks and activities.
You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.