Course Title: Operate computer controlled machine/processes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5204 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

Course Title: Operate computer controlled machine/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 obtaining the job instructions, conducting
the pre-start checks, and operating and monitoring the
computer controlled machine or process.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Path 1

MEM07024B Operate and monitor machine/process

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM07028B Operate computer controlled machine/processes


1 Obtain job instructions 1.1 Job sheets or equivalent instructions are understood and
correctly followed.
2 Conduct pre-start checks 2.1 Pre-start checks are undertaken to standard operating
2.2 Correct safety procedures are observed and all safety
equipment is checked for correct operation.

3 Operate computer
3.1 Installed computer controlled program is selected and
verified in accordance with job instructions.
3.2 Computer controlled machine is operated safely to
product specifications using standard operating
3.3 Machine malfunctions are identified and reported.
3.4 Production samples are checked for compliance to
specification using standard operating procedures.

4 Monitor machine/process 4.1 Tool wear is monitored and, where appropriate, preset
tools are replaced, tool offsets are identified in
computer controlled program and adjusted, or other
corrective action is taken using standard operating
4.2 Product deviation from specification is reported in
accordance with standard operating procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

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