Course Title: Perform general machining

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5204 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

Course Title: Perform general machining

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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

Machining is undertaken on one or more of a range of
standard machine tools. Machines are not CNC (computer
numerical controlled) machines.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Path 1

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

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM07005B Perform general machining


1 Determine job
1.1 Drawings, instructions and specifications are
interpreted and understood.
2 Determine sequence of
2.1 Sequence of operations including job set-up is
determined for maximum efficiency and to meet job
2.2 Appropriate material is selected and datum established
as required.

3 Select and mount tools 3.1 Appropriate tools for job are selected, sharpened and
shaped as required.
3.2 Tools are mounted and positioned correctly.
4 Perform machining
4.1 Basic marking out techniques are used where required.
4.2 Machining parameters are set for job requirements and
maximum tool life.
4.3 Work is held or correctly clamped without damage to
product, and all safety requirements are met.
4.4 Machining is performed in a safe manner utilising all
guards, safety procedures and personal protective
clothing and equipment.

5 Measure components 5.1 Components are checked with instruments or gauges
appropriate to the measurement requirements to ensure
compliance with specifications.
6 Adjust and maintain
6.1 Routine maintenance and adjustments are carried out
as required which may include slide and collar
adjustment, cleaning and lubrication and the like.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Various Assessment types will be used.