Course Title: Apply metallurgy principles

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6114 Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Title: Apply metallurgy principles

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2013

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit covers applying basic metallurgy principles related to selecting appropriate non-destructive testing techniques (NDT) and interpreting the results of NDT tests for metallurgical processes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM24012C Apply metallurgy principles


1. Interpret and apply the principles of solidification and crystal structures in metals and alloys.

2. Interpret equilibrium diagrams for metals and alloys.

3. Interpret and apply the principles of fusion welding of metals and alloys.

4. Interpret and apply the principles of the formation of castings.

5. Interpret and apply the principles of steel forging.

6. Interpret and apply the principles of mechanical testing.

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to apply metallurgy principles to NDT test selection and interpretation. Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied.

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.
Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.