Course Title: Perform milling operations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5204 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

Course Title: Perform milling operations

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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 Description

This unit applies to a range of milling machines including
vertical, horizontal and universal types, a range of precision
measuring equipment and cutting tools.
Work is performed to established processes, practices and to
drawings, sketches, specifications and instructions as
appropriate. Cutting tools are selected using International
Standard Organisation (I.SO) standards or according to
standard operating procedure as appropriate.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Path 1

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:

MEM07007B Perform milling operations


1 Observe safety
1.1 Correct safety procedures are observed, and protective
clothing and safety glasses are worn.
2 Determine job
2.1 Drawings are interpreted, the sequence of operations is
determined and tooling is selected to produce
component to specification.
2.2 Cutting parameters are determined.

3 Perform milling
3.1 Milling operations are carried out to produce
components to specification.
3.2 Operations are undertaken using conventional and/or
climb milling techniques and a variety of cutters
including slab, gang, end, shell, slot, form, slitting.
3.3 The full range of standard accessories is used including
dividing heads and rotary tables as required.

4 Check components for
conformance to
4.1 Component is checked for conformance to specification
using appropriate techniques, tools and equipment.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be
able to perform milling operations. Competency in this unit
cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied.

This unit could be assessed in conjunction with any other
units addressing the safety, quality, communication,
materials handling, recording and reporting associated with
milling operations or other units requiring the exercise of
the skills and knowledge covered by this unit.