Course Title: Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3190 Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

Course Title: Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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.

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit covers selecting the appropriate preparation process, selecting and setting up the equipment, undertaking blasting or application of solvents as required, and checking the finished surface.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Path 1
MEM13003B Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
MEM18001C Use hand tools
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM08011B Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means


1. Determine job requirements

2. Set up equipment

3. Prepare surfaces using solvents as required

4. Prepare surfaces using mechanical means as required

5. Inspect prepared surface

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.