Course Title: Trade Skills 1

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: AUTO5457

Course Title: Trade Skills 1

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Tony Servello
Contact Details: Location: City, 57.5.20
Telephone: 9925 4468
Fax: 9925 9099

Nominal Hours: 80

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

PUBH5593 Occupational Health & Safety for Supervisors

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide  training to develop knowledge and skills in the selection and use of basic hand and power tools. As well as tooling, precision measurement and identification of aircraft hardware found in an aircraft engineering workshop.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

NAC04 Trade Skills 1

Learning Outcomes

1. Use hand tools that may be found in an aircraft engineering workshop or hanger.
2. Use precision measuring tools accurately.
3. Operate power/machine tools.
4. Identify aircraft hardware by markings, part numbers, size, shape and material.
5. Safety aircraft hardware using standard practices.
6. Install aircraft hardware using tightening, torquing and tensioning techniques.

Details of Learning Activities

The purpose of this module is to provide training to develop knowledge and skills in the selection and use of tools, tooling, hardware and manufacture of components for the aircraft industry.

Teaching Schedule

Consolidated student managed learning from weeks 1 to 10 in preparation for assessment tasks

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Acceptable Methods, Techniques and Practices: Aircraft Inspection, Repair and
Alterations. Department of Transport, Federal Aviation Administration, EA-AC43.13-1A &2A A
Airframe & Powerplants Mechanics. General Handbook. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, EA-AC 65-9A
Basic Skills Manuals. 1-2 Hand Tools. Australian Government Publishing Services, Canberra, 1990
Basic Skills Manuals. 1-3 Measuring, Testing and Marking Out. Australian Government Publishing Services, Canberra, 1990
Basic Skills Manual. 1-4 Limit Systems, Tolerances and Fits. Australian Government Publishing Services, Canberra, 1990
Basic Skills Manuals. 1-5 Files and Filing. Australian Government Publishing Services, Canberra, 1990
Basic Skills Manuals, 1-7 Drills & Drilling. Australian Government Publishing Services, Canberra, 1990
Basic Skills Manual, 1-11 Workshop Safety. Australian Government Publishing Services, Canberra, 1990 CAP 459 Civil Aircraft Inspection Procedures, Civil Aviation Authority (UK) NAC 04 Workbook and Learning Guides

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

To successfully to complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing practical tasks to aerospace standards.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment: Practical Exercises (40%)

Assessment Final examination (60%)
To satisfactory complete this course:
A pass in both practical and theory must be achieved.
Participants are required to complete all assessments

Assessment Matrix

 Module Learing Outcomes %Assessment
SOFT JAW1,2,410

Other Information

Course Information
Please note: while your teacher will cover all the material in the above schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.

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