Course Title: Operate and monitor machine/process

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5204 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

Course Title: Operate and monitor machine/process

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.

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit applies to a range of production operations or
continuous processes. The work is performed in accordance
with clear step-by-step instructions and procedures
documented on job sheets or similar process instruction
documents. Operational adjustments to the machine or
process by the operator are made using external controls.
Basic operation (excluding setting and tool adjustments) of
CNC machines is covered by this unit.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Path 1

Perform General Machining

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM07024B Operate and monitor machine/process


1 Obtain job instructions 1.1 Job sheets or equivalent instructions are interpreted

2 Conduct pre-start checks 2.1 Pre-start checks are undertaken to standard operating
2.2 Safety procedures are observed and all safety
equipment is checked for correct operation.
3 Operate machine/process 3.1 Machine/process is started up safely and correctly in
accordance with standard operating procedures.
3.2 Machine/process is operated in accordance with job
instructions or standard operating procedures.
3.3 Components/feed stock are loaded and maintained
consistent with production requirements.
3.4 Machine/process output is unloaded safely to standard
operating procedures, as required.
3.5 Machine/process output is handled and stored in a
manner not likely to cause damage, as required.
3.6 Production data is recorded to standard operating

4 Monitor machine/process 4.1 Machine/process is monitored for safe and correct
operation, deviations and faults are identified and
reported in accordance with standard operating
4.2 Emergency procedures are understood and followed in
accordance with standard operating procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Various methods including Assignments and Tests could be included.