Course Title: Optimise CNC operations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5252

Course Title: Optimise CNC operations

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the analysis of production orders, production histories and machine capabilities and the manipulation of machine control programs to optimise production performance.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMFFT5010B Optimise CNC operations


1.  Identify optimal operating conditions

2.  Prepare for software installation

3.  Install and integrate automatic process machine control programs

Learning Outcomes

Locate, interpret and apply relevant information

Apply safety requirements throughout the sequence, including the use of personal protective clothing and equipment

On a minimum of two occasions with at least one involving a CNC Machining and Processing Centre, optimise production, and

Suggest improvements to CNC controlled operations and where authorised, negotiate changes

Modify activities to cater for variations in workplace cultures and environment

Work effectively with others

Overview of Assessment

Assessment methods must confirm consistency or the potential for consistency of performance over time and in a range of workplace relevant contexts.

Assessment should be by direct observation and questioning on underpinning knowledge.

Assessment may be conducted over time and may be in conjunction with assessment of other units of competency

Assessment may occur on the job or in a workplace simulated facility with relevant process equipment, materials, work instructions and deadlines.