Course Title: Perform grinding operations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5204 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

Course Title: Perform grinding operations

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Description

This unit applies to grinding operations performed on
surface, cylindrical and centreless grinding machines. It
requires use of measuring equipment and standard
engineering materials and tooling.
Work is performed to established processes, practices and to
drawings or sketches, specifications and instructions as
Work is carried out autonomously to predetermined
standards of quality and safety.

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:

MEM07008C Perform grinding operations


1 Determine job
1.1 Job requirements are determined from specifications,
and sequence of operations is determined.
1.2 Correct and appropriate holding devices are selected
and applied.
2 Observe safety
2.1 Machine guards, coolant and dust extraction devices
are checked.
2.2 Correct safety procedures are observed and protective
clothing and safety glasses are worn.

3 Select grinding wheels
and accessories
3.1 Wheels are selected, balanced and dressed based on
knowledge of grinding wheel structure and application.
Accessories are selected to facilitate production to job
4 Perform grinding
4.1 Grinding machine is set up and adjusted in accordance
with defined procedures.
4.2 Work piece is held or clamped appropriately to avoid
4.3 Grinding operations are performed safely, utilising all
guards, safety procedures and personal protective
clothing and equipment.

5 Check components for
conformance with
5.1 Components are checked for conformance to
specification using appropriate techniques, tools and

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be
able to perform grinding operations on a range of machines.
Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all
prerequisites have been satisfied.