Course Title: Perform complex lathe operations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3190 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Course Title: Perform complex lathe operations

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4657

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers setting up work, selecting and preparing tooling and performing complex turning operations.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Path 1
MEM07005B Perform general machining
MEM07006B Perform lathe operations
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
MEM12003B Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024A Perform computations
MEM18001C Use hand tools

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM07021B Perform complex lathe operations


1. Determine sequence of operations

2. Set up work on lathe

3. Select and prepare tooling

4. Perform complex turning

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.