Course Title: Use hand tools

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: MIET5872C

Course Title: Use hand tools

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kah Kheong Soo

Contact no. 99254019


Available by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Nominal Hours: 20

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit covers using a range of hand tools for a variety of general engineering applications.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM18001C Use hand tools


1. Use hand tools

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Hand tools are selected appropriate to the task requirements.

1.2. Hand tools are used to produce desired outcomes to job specifications which may include finish, tension, size or shape.

1.3. All safety requirements are adhered to before, during and after use.

1.4. Unsafe or faulty tools are identified and marked for repair according to designated procedures before, during and after use.

1.5. Routine maintenance of tools, including hand sharpening is undertaken according to standard operational procedures, principles and techniques.

1.6. Hand tools are stored safwly in appropriate location according to standard operational procedures and manufacturers' recommendations.

Learning Outcomes

Not Applicable

Details of Learning Activities

Class exercises, demonstrations and workshop hands on practical

Teaching Schedule

Secession 1. Introduction. (Class Quiz)

Secession 2. Types of Hand tools and aplication.

Secession 3. Apply usage of hand tools to practical project. (Review workbook)

Secession 4. Apply usage of hand tools to practical project. (Review workbook)

Secession 5. Complete practical project. Review types of tools used. (Submit workbook)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

1. Fitting and Machining by R. Cullen 2. Machine shop practice Vol. 1 by E. Maskiell


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to use hand tools for a range of general engineering applications.

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.

Assessment Tasks

Workbook - 30%

Practical project - 70%

Assessment Matrix

Workbook - 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6

Practical project - 1.1, 1.2, 1.3. 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6

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