Course Title: Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5204 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

Course Title: Perform manual heating and thermal 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 performing manual heating, thermal cutting
and gouging including the assembly and disassembly and
operation of the equipment on a range of materials (ferrous,
non-ferrous and non-metallic) using a variety of methods.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting


1 Assemble/disassemble
plant and equipment
1.2 Accessories and equipment are correctly selected and
assembled for manual heating and thermal cutting.

2 Operate heating and
thermal cutting equipment
2.1 Cutting process and/or procedure appropriate for
material is selected.
2.2 All safety procedures are observed.
2.3 Equipment start-up procedures are followed correctly
to standard operating procedures.
2.4 Equipment adjustments are made correctly using
standard operating procedures.
2.5 Appropriate cutting allowances are made.
2.6 Material is used in the most economical way.
2.7 Defects are identified and corrective action is taken to
standard operating procedures.
2.8 Material is heated and cut to specification.
2.9 Shape/size/length is to accepted workplace standards.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be
able to perform manual heating and thermal cutting.