Course Title: Perform basic machining processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: MIET7533

Course Title: Perform basic machining processes

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6132 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher

Mr W.R. (Bill) Harding
Phone: 9925 4443
Email: bill.harding@rmit.edu.au

 

Program Manager
Dr Amita Iyer
Phone: 9925 8311
Email: amita.iyer@rmit.edu.au 

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to undertake basic machining operations under supervision. This involves setting up and machining components by using lathes, milling machines, cut off saws, pedestal grinders and fixed position drilling machines. Marking out skills are also included as necessary in the machining process.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU20912 Perform basic machining processes

Element:

1. Plan and set up machining operations

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The machining work is determined through request, work orders or equivalent and clarified with the appropriate personnel.
1.2 Occupational health and safety requirements, relevant Australian standards, codes of practice, manufacturer’s specifications, environmental requirements and enterprise procedures are identified and adhered to.
1.3 Resources required are identified, obtained and checked as fit for purpose.
1.4 Relevant plans, drawings and instructions are identified, interpreted and understood.
1.5 A work plan is prepared showing the correct sequence of operation.
1.6 Machining operation is set up by selecting appropriately sharpened tools for the task required.

Element:

2. Conduct machining operations

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Basic marking out techniques are used where required.
2.2 Machining equipment is used in a manner that optimises tool life.

Element:

3. Complete work requirements

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Completed work is reported to appropriate personal according with enterprise procedures.
3.2 Work area is cleared of waste, cleaned and secured following.
3.3 Machines, tools and equipment are maintained and/or stored following enterprise procedures.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates:

• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Practicals
• Review questions
• Case projects

Cluster Information:

This course is delivered in a cluster (Workshop and OH&S) in conjunction with MEM13014A (OHTH5438C) and VU20912 (MIET7533). You must enrol in these three courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies of MEM18001C, MEM13014A, VU20912.

 
Elements and Performance Criteria for MEM13014A (OHTH5438C) Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment

1 Follow safe work practices

1.1 Work is carried out safely and in accordance with company policy and procedures and legislative requirements.
1.2 Housekeeping is undertaken in accordance with company procedures.
1.3 Responsibilities and duties of employees are understood and demonstrated in day-to-day actions.
1.4 Personal protective equipment is worn and stored according to company procedures.
1.5 All safety equipment and devices are used according to legislative requirements and company/manufacturers’ procedures.
1.6 Safety signs/symbols are identified and followed as per instruction.
1.7 All manual handling is carried out in accordance with legal requirements, company procedures and National Occupational Health & Safety Commission guidelines.
1.8 Emergency equipment is identified and appropriate use is demonstrated.

2 Report workplace hazards and accidents

2.1 Actual and foreseeable workplace hazards are identified during course of work and reported to appropriate person according to standard operating procedures.
2.2 Accidents and incidents are reported according to workplace procedures.

3 Follow emergency procedures

3.1 Appropriate personnel and emergency services and means of contacting them in the event of an incident can be identified.
3.2 Emergency and evacuation procedures are understood and carried out where required.
3.3 Company evacuation procedures are followed in case of an emergency.


Elements and Performance Criteria for VU20912 (MIET7533) Perform basic machining processes
 
1 Plan and set up machining operations.

1.1 The machining work is determined through request, work orders or equivalent and clarified with the appropriate personnel.
1.2 Occupational health & safety requirements, relevant Australian standards, codes of practice, manufacturers specifications, environmental requirements and enterprise procedures are identified and adhered to.
1.3 Resources required are identified, obtained and checked as fit for purpose.
1.4 Relevant plans, drawings and instructions are identified, interpreted and understood.
1.5 A work plan is prepared showing the correct sequence of operation.
1.6 Machining operation is set up by selecting appropriately sharpened tools for the task required.

2 Conduct machining operations

2.1 Basic marking out techniques are used where required.
2.2 Machining equipment is used in a manner that optimises tool life.
2.3 Work is held or clamped correctly throughout the entire machining operation.
2.4 Specific safety requirements are met throughout the task and can be explained
2.5 Machine feeds and speeds are selected correctly throughout the machining operation
2.6 Correct cutting lubricant is selected and used correctly throughout the machining operation
2.7 Completed work piece is inspected for compliance with specifications and requirements.
2.8 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and reported to the appropriate personnel.

3 Complete work requirements

3.1 Completed work is reported to appropriate personal according with enterprise procedures.
3.2 Work area is cleared of waste, cleaned and secured following.
3.3 Machines, tools and equipment are maintained and/or stored following enterprise procedures. 


Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with cluster of competencies MEM18001C, MEM13014A, VU20912 in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule


As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course MEM18001C (MIET5872C) for the proposed teaching schedule.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course MEM18001C (MIET5872C) for resources.


Overview of Assessment

Assessments are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks:

Assessment 1:Test 3 

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 2: Project 2 – (Practical Exercise) Basic Machining 

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

 

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Test 3

Project 2

1.1

X

X

1.2

X

X

1.3

X

X

1.4

X

X

1.5

X

X

1.6

X

X

2.1

X

X

2.2

X

X

2.3

X

X

2.4

X

X

2.5

X

X

2.6

X

X

2.7

X

X

2.8

X

X

3.1

X

X

3.2

X

X

3.3

X

X

 


Assessment Tasks

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course MEM18001C (MIET5872C) for assessment tasks.


Assessment Matrix

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course MEM18001C (MIET5872C) for assessment mapping matrixes.

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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