Course Title: Carry out mechanical cutting

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5204 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

Course Title: Carry out mechanical cutting

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

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Course Description

This unit covers setting up and operating a range of
mechanical cutting and holing equipment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Path 1

MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
MEM18001C Use hand tools

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting


1 Determine job
1.1 Job requirements and specifications are determined
from job sheets and/or instructions.
1.2 Appropriate method/machine is selected to meet
1.3 Machine is loaded and adjusted for operation consistent
with standard operating procedures.

2 Select/set up machine
2.1 Tooling is selected to match job requirements.
2.2 Tooling is correctly installed using standard operating
2.3 Machine is set up and adjusted using standard operating
3 Operate mechanical
cutting machine
3.1 Appropriate stops and guards are set and adjusted as
3.2 Material is secured and correctly positioned using
measuring equipment as necessary.
3.3 Machine is started and stopped safely to standard
operating procedures.
3.4 Machine is operated to cut/hole material to
specifications using standard operating procedures.

4 Check material for
conformance to
4.1 Material is checked against specification. Machine
and/or tooling is adjusted as required and in process
adjustments carried out as necessary.
4.2 Material is cut and/or holed to within workplace
4.3 Material is used in most economical way.
4.4 Codes and standards are observed.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be
able to carry out mechanical cutting on a range of machines.
Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all
prerequisites have been satisfied.