Course Title: Use power tools/hand held operations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: MIET6160C

Course Title: Use power tools/hand held operations

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3221 - Certificate III in Textile Production

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

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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

In this course you will acquire the skills and knowledge to use a range of hand held power tools and fixed power tools for hand held operations for a variety of general engineering applications.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations


1 Use power tools

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Power tools are selected appropriate to the task requirements.
1.2 Power tools are used for a determined sequence of operations – which may include clamping, alignment and adjustment to produce desired outcomes – to job specifications which may include finish, 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 before, during and after use according to designated procedures.
1.5 Operational maintenance of tools, including hand sharpening, is undertaken according to standard workplace procedures, principles and techniques.
1.6 Power tools are stored safely in appropriate location according to standard workshop procedures and manufacturers’ recommendations.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to use power tool to satisfy job requirements.

Details of Learning Activities

In general your training is contextualised according to the company’s production processes undertaken as a part of the trainees normal work duties.

Your tasks are selected for training and explanation of the task to be undertaken is given by the trainer and the correct procedure discussed. The task is demonstrated by the trainer and underpinning skills and knowledge are developed.

When the trainer is confident you are capable of undertaking the task safely you will then do the task. During this time your work would be monitored by the trainer and questioning and further instruction given.

You will also be given workplace based tasks and activities to complete and practice between visits. Any activities and work performed between visits are reviewed and further training is undertaken accordingly.

RMIT University learning resources are used to support your training

Teaching Schedule

In general you will be taught by 5 means within a workplace training context as follows:

1. Introduction and overview of course. Basics of skills required and course content 2 hours
2. Use of learning resources and basic skills development 2 hours
3. Complete manuals 4 hours
4. Supervised skill development to competency 20 hours
5. Consolidation of skills and assessment 2 hours

You will practice skills and understanding as a part of your workplace duties between sessions. Activities and work performed between visits are reviewed in the following session and further training is undertaken accordingly.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be in the form of observation of your ability to use power tool to satisfy job requirements. Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you identify how to use power tool to satisfy job requirements (you can check the performance criteria above for more details of these skills. You will be questioned for underpinning knowledge for all these operations.

Assessment Matrix

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