Course Title: Analyse loads on frames and mechanisms

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6130 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Title: Analyse loads on frames and mechanisms

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the analysis of loads on mechanisms, frames and structural support elements, such as linkages, rods, shafts and beam elements within machines and mechanisms. It includes safe working practices, work health and safety (WHS) compliance
requirements, function and features of frames and mechanisms, load and deflection analysis for static and dynamic elements, and traditional and software-based techniques.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
MEM23007A Apply calculus to engineering tasks
MEM23109A Apply engineering mechanics principles

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23121A Analyse loads on frames and mechanisms


1. Establish scope of frame and mechanism analysis

2. Analyse loads and performance of frames and mechanisms

3. Report results

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Overview of Assessment

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:

Assessment 1: Online Quiz Assessment 2: Beam Analysis Practical Lab Assessment 3: Truss Analysis Practical Lab Assessment 4: Group Based Assignment
Assessment 5: Competency Test

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

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