Course Title: Maintain tools and dies

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4196 Certificate IV in Engineering

Course Title: Maintain tools and dies

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit covers identifying and analysing defects in tooling, disassembling and assessing tooling components, manufacturing or repairing tooling components to conform to specifications, and assembling tooling components.
Potential production/maintenance problems are also identified. The tooling being maintained may include press tools, plastic moulds, forging dies, die casting or jigs and fixtures and gauges etc. requiring precision repair.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Path 1
MEM06007B Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
MEM07005B Perform general machining
MEM07006B Perform lathe operations
MEM07007B Perform milling operations
MEM07008C Perform grinding operations
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
MEM12003B Perform precision mechanical measurement
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
MEM18001C Use hand tools
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
MEM18003C Use tools for precision work
MEM18006B Repair and fit engineering components
MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM18015B Maintain tools and dies


1. Identify and analyse defects in tooling

2. Disassemble and assess tooling components

3. Obtain and prepare replacement materials

4. Manufacture/repair tooling components

5. Assemble tooling components

6. Measure production components

7. Identify potential production/maintenance problems

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

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.