This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for employment as an Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication within the metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries or other industries where Engineering Tradespersons - Fabrication work. The qualification has been specifically developed to meet the needs of apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through an integrated combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. This field also covers: metal fabrication tradesperson; boilermaker; 1 class sheet metal worker; 1 class welder; moulder; foundry tradesperson; and patternmaker. Luke is a an engineering tradesperson and has the skills to carry out metal fabrication, forging, founding, structural steel erection, electroplating, metal spinning, metal polishing, sheet metal work, welding and the use of related computer controlled equipment. His set of skills and knowledge are shown below.

MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements

Luke is able to use mechanical measuring devices and associated calculations. He can select appropriate device or equipment; obtain measurements using a range of measuring devices; maintain measuring devices; and communicate measurements as required

MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding

Luke is capable of preparing the materials and carrying out routine manual metal arc welding (MMAW). He can identify weld requirements; prepare materials for welding; prepare equipment for welding; and perform routine welding using MMAW

MEM12024A Perform computations

Luke is able to estimate approximate answers to arithmetical problems. He has capabilities in carrying out basic calculations involving percentages and proportions, and determining simple ratios and averages. Luke is also efficient in producing and interpreting simple charts and graphs

MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process

Luke is capable of carrying out the preparation, positioning, fixing, and manual welding techniques associated with general trade level welding using manual metal arc welding (MMAW) equipment including the selection and set up of the equipment appropriate to both the material and the weld to be performed, carrying out the MMAW to prescribed standards, and examining for and correcting defects, in a range of welded fabrications. He can prepare materials for manual metal arc welding (MMAW); select welding equipment and consumables; assemble and set up welding equipment; minimise and rectify distortion; weld to job specification using MMAW; ensure weld conformance; where required, maintain weld records

MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment

Luke is able to follow occupational health and safety procedures in an engineering or similar work environment. He carries out safe work practices, always reporting workplace hazards and accidents, and he follows emergency procedures

MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process

Luke can carry out the preparation, positioning, fixing, and manual welding techniques associated with general trade level welding using gas metal arc welding (GMAW) equipment including the selection and set up of the equipment appropriate to both the material and the weld to be performed, carrying out the GMAW to prescribed standards, and examining for and correcting defects, in a range of welded fabrications

MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task

Luke can plan out his own work where tasks involve one or more steps or functions and are carried out routinely on a regular basis. He has a solid understanding of the concepts of following routine instructions, specifications and requirements, planning steps to complete a task. Luke always reviews his plans

MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process

Luke is able to carry out the preparation, positioning, fixing, and welding techniques associated with general trade level welding using gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) equipment including the selection and set up of the equipment appropriate to both the material and the weld to be performed, carrying out the GTAW to prescribed standards, and examining for and correcting defects, in a range of welded fabrications

MEM05036C Repair/replace/modify fabrications

Luke has capabilities in assessing task requirements; preparing materials; undertaking the repair, replacement or modification of the fabrication; cleaning and finishing to specifications; and inspecting the result

MEM14005A Plan a complete activity

Luke is able to plan activities which, whilst following established procedures, may require a response and modification of procedures or choice of different procedures to deal with unforeseen developments. He can successfully plan processes to complete activities, and modify plans where needed

MEM05037C Perform geometric development

Luke is capable of marking out general fabrications using geometric development techniques, the marking out is done to specifications interpreted from technical drawings and job specifications

MEM15002A Apply quality systems

Luke can work within a quality improvement system, either individually or in a team situation. He frequently engages in quality improvement

MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

Luke is capable of preparing the materials and carrying out routine gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). He can identify weld requirements, prepare materials and equipment for welding and perform routine welding using GMAW

MEM15024A Apply quality procedures

Luke has capabilities in applying established quality procedures to an employee's own work within a manufacturing, engineering or related environment. Luke is able to take responsibility for own quality, and apply standard procedures of workplace quality to his own job

MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding

Luke is capable of preparing materials and routine gas metal arc welding (GMAW). He can identify weld requirements, prepare materials for welding, prepare equipment for welding and perform routine welding using GMAW

MEM16006A Organise and communicate information

Luke is able to access, organise and communicate information related to processes or tasks, using established workplace methods

MEM05051A Select welding processes

Luke is capable of identifying material properties and selecting appropriate welding processes to achieve safe and effective welding outcomes. He can identify properties of commonly used metals, identify and provide for welding contingencies, identify appropriate welding processes and identify cleaning and preparation requirements

MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

Luke can operate in an interactive work environment. Luke provides contributions to group efforts in order to plan and carry out work. He is able to identify work roles, communicate, cooperate and work with others

MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices

Luke has capabilities in identifying risks associated with welding operations and implementing hazard reduction practices. He can access and interpret OH&S information, identify risks associated with welding and reduce risks associated with welding

MEM16008A Interact with computing technology

Luke has capabilities in accessing, inputting and storing information used in manufacturing, engineering or related environments, using computing technology. He is able to access assistance as required

MEM08010B Manually finish/polish materials

Luke has capabilities in finishing and polishing materials using a range of media and equipment. He can select appropriate finishing/polishing procedure; install and set up grinding and polishing devices; identify job materials; identify job surface condition; assess processing hazards associated with work piece size and shape; and grind, finish, brush and/or polish job

MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training

Luke is able to assist in the provision of on the job training to others while undertaking normal duties. Luke can also report on trainee performance

MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing

Luke can interpret technical drawing that applies to any of the full range of engineering disciplines. He can select the correct technical drawing

MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Luke is able to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements including those reducing negative environmental impacts of work practices, working towards resource efficiency

MEM10010B Install pipework and pipework assemblies

Luke is capable of planning, preparing and installing pipework and assemblies

MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting

Luke is able to set up and operate a range of mechanical cutting and holing equipment. He can check materials for conformance to specification

MEM11011B Undertake manual handling

Luke is capable of lifting and moving materials manually

MEM05010C Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques

Luke has the ability to carry out tasks such as applying fabrication, forming and shaping of a wide variety of shapes and products undertaken by an Engineering Tradesperson - Fabrication using a variety of forming and shaping techniques (the fabrication, forming and shaping is done to specifications interpreted from technical drawings and job specifications using a variety of tools and equipment). He is able to select and set up forming/shaping equipment for a specific operation, operate forming/shaping equipment, and form and shape material

MEM12007D Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes

Luke is capable of transferring the dimensions from the detail drawing to work, making templates as required, developing patterns and/or transferring measurements to structures, interpreting relevant codes, standards and symbols and estimating quantities of material from drawings

MEM05011D Assemble fabricated components

Luke is able to carry out the assembly of general fabricated components in plate, pipe and section or sheet either on-site or in a typical fabrication workplace by an Engineering Tradesperson – Fabrication (assembly is performed according to specifications or drawings). He can identify assembly method and construct jigs if required; ensure all components for assembly are available; select tools and fixtures for fabrication assembly; and assemble fabricated components

MEM18001C Use hand tools

Luke can use a range of hand tools for a variety of general engineering applications

MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

Luke is able to use a range of hand held power tools and fixed power tools for hand held operations for a variety of general engineering applications

MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

Luke has the ability to apply the concepts of mathematics to appropriate and simple engineering situations within his area of engineering expertise. He is able to use concepts of arithmetic in the solution of engineering problems; solve engineering problems involving algebraic expressions with one independent variable; use two-dimensional geometry to solve practical problems; use trigonometry to solve practical problems; graph linear functions; solve quadratic equations; and perform basic statistical calculations