Course Title: Use Hand Tools

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6069

Course Title: Use Hand Tools

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 20.0

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


115T Aerospace, Mech & Manuf Eng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Course Contact: Leon Mattatia

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4668

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Work undertaken autonomously or in a team environment using predetermined standards of quality, safety and workshop procedures involving the use of various hand tools, including but not limited to hacksaws, hammers, punches, screwdrivers, sockets, wrenches, scrapers, chisels, gouges, wood planes and files of all cross-sectional shapes and types.
Applications may include hand tools used for adjusting, dismantling, assembling and finishing of items or components and the finishing, cutting, scraping of metallic and non-metallic material to size and shape. This includes simple tapping and threading. Routine maintenance tasks may include cleaning, lubricating, tightening, simple tool repairs, hand sharpening and adjustments using engineering principles, tools, equipment and procedures. This unit should not be selected if the hand tool is dedicated to a single operation or machine and if only a machine specific/customised tool is used. For using power tools used for hand held operations see Unit 18.2A (Use power tools/hand held operations).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisite competencies for this course

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEM18.1AB Use Hand Tools


1 Use Hand Tools

Learning Outcomes

Use Hand Tools

Overview of Assessment

Various written assignments/tests and practical exercises/projects 100%