Course Title: Set computer controlled machines/processes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5204 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

Course Title: Set computer controlled machines/processes

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 mounting work holding fixtures/devices/tools,
conducting pre-start checks, setting numerical and computer
controlled machines, instructing the operator and replacing
worn or damaged tooling.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Path 1

MEM07024B Operate and monitor machine/process
MEM07028B Operate computer controlled machine/processes
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
MEM18001C Use hand tools
Path 2

MEM07005B Perform general machining
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
MEM18001C Use hand tools

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM07015B Set computer controlled machines/processes


1 Obtain job instructions 1.1 Job sheets or equivalent instructions are understood and
correctly followed.

2 Mount work holding
2.1 Machine is prepared to accept work holding
2.2 Preset tooling is mounted as required into
2.3 Work holding fixtures/devices are set on machine as
required using standard operating procedures.
2.4 Tool offset or datum settings are identified/verified against
job sheet using standard operating procedures.
2.5 Program is loaded, selected and verified in accordance with
job instructions.

3 Conduct pre-start checks 3.1 Pre-start checks are undertaken to standard operating
3.2 Correct safety procedures are observed and all safety
equipment is checked for correct operation.
4 Set machine 4.1 Machine is set/adjusted to meet operational requirements
and specifications.
4.2 Production samples are checked for compliance with
specifications using standard operating procedures.

5 Instruct machine operator 5.1 Operator is instructed, if necessary, ensuring that all safety
procedures and devices are in place.
6 Replace worn/damaged
6.1 Where appropriate, preset tools are replaced, tool offsets
are adjusted or other corrective action is taken using
standard operating procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be
able to set computer controlled machines/processes.
Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all
prerequisites have been satisfied.