Course Title: Perform manual soldering/desoldering - electrical/electronic components

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5204 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade

Course Title: Perform manual soldering/desoldering - electrical/electronic components

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit covers performing manual
soldering/desoldering for the installation and fabrication
of electrical/electronic components.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM05001B Perform manual soldering/desoldering electrical/electronic components


1 Prepare materials for
1.1 Materials preparation instructions are followed.
1.2 Materials are prepared using correct tools,
equipment, materials and procedures.
1.3 Materials are prepared to specifications using
instruction or standard operating procedures.

3 Inspect solder joints 3.1 Inspection procedure is undertaken to standard
operating procedures.
3.2 Inspection results are reported/recorded to standard
operating procedures as required.

4 Undertake desoldering 4.1 Correct and appropriate techniques, procedures,
desoldering tools and equipment are selected for
given task.
4.2 Materials/components are desoldered using correct
procedure and minimising damage to materials/
4.3 Material/components are removed and cleaned to
specifications using standard operating procedures.

2 Solder materials 2.1 Correct soldering techniques, procedures, materials
and soldering tools are selected.

2.2 Materials to be jointed, mounted, shaped are to
specification using standard operating procedures.
2.3 Solder is applied using correct and appropriate
2.4 Where appropriate, excess material is removed using
correct tools and techniques.
2.5 Procedures for the protection of components are
observed according to standard operating procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must
be able to perform manual soldering/desoldering of
electrical/electronic components.