Certificate IV in Engineering - MEM40119

CQUniversity Australia

This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required for a higher engineering tradesperson within metal, engineering, manufacturing and associated industries.The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of engineering work undertaken in the fields of refrigeration and air conditioning, casting and moulding, computer numerically controlled (CNC) programming, fluid power, heavy fabrication, instrumentation, maintenance, plant mechanics, marine electronics, mechatronics, patternmaking, robotics, toolmaking, welding and watch and clock services and repair, including post-trade work. It provides the skills and knowledge for a person to understand and implement quality control techniques, exercise good interpersonal and communications skills, work from complex instructions and procedures, exercise discretion within the scope of responsibility, perform work under limited supervision either individually or in a team environment, be responsible for assuring the quality of their own work, provide trade guidance and assistance as part of a work team, perform non-trade tasks which are incidental or peripheral to the primary tasks and facilitate the completion of the whole task, inspect products and/or materials for conformity with established operational standards, operate lifting equipment incidental to their work and assists in the provision of training in conjunction with supervisors and trainers.This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. While there is no qualification entry requirement, it is assumed that the learner is either already a tradesperson with access to structured on and off-the-job training or is an apprentice under an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. It should not be used as a pre-employment or pre-apprenticeship program. It is specifically designed to cover the skills and knowledge required of workers employed as Engineering/Manufacturing Tradesperson \u2013 Special Class Level II as defined in the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, in some jurisdictions units in this qualification may require a license. Licensing information is included in the relevant units of competence.The following additional descriptors are approved for use with this qualification:Casting and MouldingCNC ProgrammingFluid PowerBoilermakingInstrumentationMaintenanceFixed and Mobile Plant MechanicMechatronicsPatternmakingRefrigeration and Air ConditioningMarine Craft ConstructionRoboticsSheet MetalToolmakingWatch and Clock Service and Repair\tWeldingNo other descriptor can be used.

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Subjects you can Study:

Perform precision watch timing and adjustment; Perform advanced press operations; Produce keys; Undertake marine sheathing operations; Select heat treatment processes and test finished product; Perform basic eddy current testing; Maintain tools and dies; Shut down and isolate machines/equipment; Organise and communicate information; Manage warehouse inventory system; Service and repair mechanical automotive locking systems; Test, recover, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems; Weld using flux core arc welding process; Replace watch batteries, capacitors and bands; Maintain, fault find and rectify hydraulic systems for mobile plant; Perform sheet and plate assembly; Install and upgrade locks and hardware; Service and repair domestic and light commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment; Repair, replace and/or modify fabrications; Maintain and service security equipment and system; Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components; Perform complex machine setting; Perform welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process; Perform inspection; Perform general woodworking machine operations; Perform complex milling operations; Diagnose and rectify low voltage charging systems; Perform advanced geometric development - transitions; Perform grinding operations; Set and edit computer controlled machines and processes; Perform complex metal spinning lathe operations; Perform complex lathe operations; Install, maintain and calibrate instrumentation sensors, transmitters and final control elements; Undertake prescribed tests on foundry-related materials; Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials; Perform electro-discharge machining (EDM) operations; Maintain, repair control instrumentation - single and multiple loop control systems; Perform basic magnetic particle testing; Perform complex grinding operations; Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes; Manufacture fluid conveying conductor assemblies; Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means; Monitor quality of production welding/fabrications; Perform manual heating and thermal cutting; Assemble plated patterns; Electroplate engineering coatings; Construct jewellery components; Perform tool and cutter grinding operations; Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment over 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.; Perform gland packing; Install, service and repair domestic air conditioning and refrigeration appliances; Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices; Produce three-dimensional plugs/moulds; Produce jewellery wax model; Service and repair clock timepieces; Perform advanced plastic processing; Service combustion engines; Perform basic statistical quality control; Give formal presentations and take part in meetings; Program security equipment and system; Operate and control surface finishing waste treatment process; Maintain marine vessel surfaces; Write programs for industrial robots; Test, diagnose and rectify mobile and stationary plant external monitoring and control systems; Install or modify mobile plant air conditioning systems; Perform welds to code standards using gas metal arc welding process; Maintain and repair commercial and/or industrial refrigeration and/or air conditioning controls; Perform manual production welding; Carry out heat treatment; Perform precision jig boring operations; Perform jewellery metal casting; Gain entry and reinstate fire and security containers; Perform penetrant testing; Fault find, test and calibrate instrumentation systems and equipment; Erect/dismantle scaffolding and equipment; Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment; Service clock escapements and oscillating systems; Perform laboratory procedures; Perform electroplating operations; Perform advanced welding using flux core arc welding process; Program coordinate measuring machines; Install and test operations of marine auxiliary systems; Diagnose, repair and replace diesel engines in stationary and mobile plant; Conduct formal interviews and negotiations; Gain entry and reinstate automotive locking systems; Maintain and repair multistage, cascade and/or ultra-cold industrial refrigeration systems; Plan work activities; Modify fluid power system operation; Report technical information; Administer inventory procedures; Rework and repair (electrical/electronic production); Assemble fabricated components; Perform basic engineering detail drafting; Operate computer controlled machines and processes; Perform radiographic testing; Diagnose and repair digital equipment and components; Select welding processes; Perform watch case servicing, repair and refurbishment; Perform hand engraving; Diagnose and rectify automatic transmissions; Analyse plant and equipment condition monitoring results; Conduct a field inspection; Undertake dogging; Perform advanced manual thermal cutting, gouging and shaping; Perform engine top-end overhaul; Test installed security equipment and system; Operate pressure die casting machine; Restore clockwork mechanisms; Apply welding principles; Produce three-dimensional precision items; Diagnose and rectify drive line and final drives; Perform investment procedures for lost wax casting process; Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.; Perform advanced machine and process operation; Maintain fluid power controls; Electroplate decorative finishes; Write basic NC/CNC programs for thermal cutting machines; Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities; Perform watch movement exchange; Apply fibre-reinforced materials; Maintain and overhaul mechanical equipment; Undertake commissioning procedures for plant and/or equipment; Tune control loops - multi controller or multi element systems; Install and set up clocks; Operate and monitor basic boiler; Terminate and connect electrical wiring; Maintain and service mechanical locking devices; Operate equipment using pre-preg material; Prepare and mix sand for metal moulding; Maintain and repair mechanical drives and mechanical transmission assemblies; Install security equipment and systems; Make up solutions; Develop and manufacture precision models; Terminate signal and data cables; Maintain/calibrate complex control systems; Supervise individual non-ferrous melting and casting operation; Erect/dismantle intermediate scaffolding and equipment; Perform welding/fabrication inspection; Produce composites using pre-pregs; Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices; Purchase materials; Operate mobile load shifting equipment; Perform routine machine setting; Order materials; Perform precision fitting of engineering components; Produce moulds and cores by hand (advanced); Maintain track type undercarriage on mobile plant; Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording; Mark off/out (general engineering); Interpret basic binary phase diagrams; Perform electrical or electronic detail drafting; Inspect, diagnose, adjust and repair mechanical watches; Perform ultrasonic thickness testing; Maintain hydraulic system components; Perform basic penetrant testing; Perform milling operations; Maintain pneumatic system components; Apply protective coatings (advanced); Operate and monitor machine and process; Prepare jewellery illustrations; Maintain instrumentation system components; Develop and manufacture vacuum forming moulds and associated equipment; Diagnose and maintain electronic controlling systems on mobile and stationary plant; Develop and implement a masterkey system; Manufacture press tools and gauges; Control blast coating by-products, materials and emissions; Program CNC wire cut machines; Diagnose and rectify mobile plant hydrostatic systems; Prepare basic engineering drawing; Perform advanced structural detail drafting; Service mechanical watches; Perform routine sharpening and maintenance of production tools and cutters; Perform verification/certification or in-service inspection; Program coordinate measuring machines (advanced); Set multistage integrated processes; Handle fluorocarbon refrigerants according to regulations; Perform gravity die casting; Examine trading practices; Produce clear and/or coloured and/or sealed anodised films on aluminium; Diagnose and rectify fieldbus circuits in mobile and stationary plant and equipment; Perform pipe welds to code standards using manual metal arc welding process; Diagnose faults in quartz watches; Use workshop machines for basic operations; Weld using gas metal arc welding process; Install refrigeration and air conditioning plant and equipment; Perform basic radiographic testing; Perform a site security survey; Perform wire, jig and barrel load/unload work; Undertake work health and safety activities in the workplace; Commission and decommission security equipment and system; Diagnose and rectify braking systems; Fabricate jewellery items; Schedule material deliveries; Modify control systems; Maintain and repair industrial refrigeration systems and components; Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above); Apply safe welding practices; Use and maintain reference standards; Hand forge complex shapes; Operate resin transfer moulding equipment; Maintain/service analog/digital electronic equipment; Perform precision mechanical measurement; Perform hand forging; Pick and process order; Maintain and repair integrated industrial refrigeration and/or large air handling system controls; Diagnose and rectify low voltage starting systems; Perform routine flux core arc welding; Use improvement processes in team activities; Supervise work health and safety in an industrial work environment; Operate sand moulding and core making machines; Replace watch batteries; Perform welds to code standards using flux core arc welding process; Carry out mechanical cutting; Construct and assemble marine vessel timber components; Operate in a self-directed team; Modify electronic equipment; Perform precision levelling and alignment of machines and engineering components; Perform gemstone setting; Install pipework and pipework assemblies; Fault find and repair electrical equipment/components up to 250 volts single phase supply; Weld using oxy fuel gas welding process; Select and control inspection processes and procedures; Maintain pneumatic systems; Connect and disconnect fluid conveying system components; Perform magnetic particle testing; Communicate with individuals and small groups; Apply knowledge of large combustion engine operations to service and maintenance tasks; Perform electronic/electrical assembly (production); Fault find and repair electrical equipment/components up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.; Undertake production scheduling; Fair and shape surfaces; Use power tools/hand held operations; Maintain mobile plant suspension systems; Perform installation and removal of mechanical seals; Perform manual production assembly; Undertake basic process planning; Perform ultrasonic testing; Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating; Package materials (stores and warehouse); Perform brazing and/or silver soldering; Perform welds to code standards using oxy fuel gas welding process; Organise and lead stocktakes; Provide advanced customer service; Produce composites using resin transfer moulding; Service and repair fire and security containers; Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process; Work safely with ionizing radiation; Perform eddy current testing; Create 2-D drawings using computer-aided design system; Repair springs; Perform advanced operation of load shifting equipment; Perform production packaging; Perform emergency first aid; Apply basic engineering design concepts; Electroplate protective finishes; Manufacture watch and clock components; Maintain, repair/replace and adjust refrigerant flow controls and associated equipment; Develop and manufacture gear, conveyor screw and propeller patterns; Produce polymer patterns; Maintain and repair stationary and mobile plant engine cooling systems; Safely operate a mechanically powered recreational boat; Diagnose and repair microprocessor-based equipment; Collect and evaluate work health and safety data for an enterprise or section of an enterprise; Perform soft soldering; Service and repair clock chiming mechanisms; Perform high reliability soldering and desoldering; Use hand tools; Exercise external quality assurance; Perform refractory installation and repair; Service complex quartz watches; Perform advanced geometric development - conical; Perform advanced geometric development - cylindrical/rectangular; Weld using submerged arc welding process; Verify reference standards; Perform wax injection of moulds for lost wax casting process; Modify electronic systems; Develop and manufacture polystyrene patterns; Perform jewellery enamelling; Perform fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings; Tune diesel engines; Maintain, fault find and repair traction drive mechanics; Program multiple spindle and multiple axis NC and CNC machining centre; Weld using manual metal arc welding process; Assist in development and deliver training in the workplace; Perform automated thermal cutting; Maintain wheels and tyres; Service watch power generating systems; Perform welding supervision; Write reports; Develop and manufacture production patterns; Perform basic metal spinning lathe operations; Maintain and repair engine lubrication systems; Perform routine manual metal arc welding; Conduct product and/or process capability studies; Handle and examine gemstone materials; Pour molten metal; Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations; Control surface finish production and finished product quality; Service quartz watches; Assemble and test lock mechanisms; Produce moulds and cores by hand; Calibrate measuring equipment; Service and repair mechanical watch oscillating systems; Maintain/supervise the application of quality procedures; Perform fitout procedures; Service automotive transponder systems; Conduct workplace assessment; Diagnose and repair analog equipment and components; Commission and decommission split air conditioning systems; Erect structures; Install machine/plant; Perform advanced mechanical detail drafting; Enter and change programmable controller operational parameters; Fault find and maintain micro-mechanisms; Service, test and adjust watch escapements; Maintain and repair central air handling systems; Modify mechanical systems and equipment; Investigate consumer complaints; Manually finish/polish materials; Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing; Licence to operate a forklift truck; Service calendar and other dial indication mechanisms for watches; Produce rubber moulds for lost wax casting process; Identify and diagnose electronic security equipment and system fault; Set and operate coordinate measuring machines; Handle gem materials; Test and repair compression ignition systems; Perform routine gas metal arc welding; Balance equipment; Perform computations; Use comparison and basic measuring devices; Undertake warehouse receival process; Examine appropriateness of methoding for mould design; Apply protective coatings (basic); Finish work using wet, dry and vapour deposition methods; Organise and maintain warehouse stock receival and dispatch system; Perform advanced trade calculations in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment; Prepare and produce specialised coatings; Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering; Perform advanced warehouse computer operations; Perform welds to code standards using gas tungsten arc welding process; Apply metallurgy principles; Perform general machining; Assemble and install equipment and accessories/ancillaries; Install and maintain door control devices/systems; Use tools for precision work; Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding; Program and set up CNC manufacturing cell; Modify fluid power control systems; Follow work procedures to maintain the marine environment; Interpret technical specifications and manuals; Hammer forge complex shapes; Diagnose and service micro-mechanisms; Perform electrical/electronic measurement; Create 3-D code files using computer-aided manufacturing system; Perform drop and upset forging; Service mechanical chronograph watches; Conduct audits of servicing licensees and public weighbridge licensees; Overhaul engine fuel system components; Supervise individual ferrous melting and casting operation; Perform internal/external customer service; Perform advanced engineering detail drafting; Program NC and CNC machining centre; Perform geometric development; Provide estimate and quote on security system; Perform manual soldering/desoldering – electrical/electronic components; Research and analyse engineering information; Undertake tool store procedures; Set and edit computer controlled thermal cutting machines; Manufacture cavity dies; Operate melting furnaces; Set up marine vessel structures; Operate fixed/moveable load shifting equipment; Perform advanced statistical quality control; Perform precision assembly; Interact with computing technology; Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process; Maintain, repair instrumentation process control analysers; Set computer controlled machines and processes; Inspect pre-packed articles; Operate resin infusion moulding equipment; Weld using flame powder spraying; Diagnose and rectify batteries, low voltage sensors and circuits; Install split air conditioning systems and associated pipework; Clean watch and clock components; Perform marine slipping operations; Undertake warehouse dispatch process; Repair marine vessel surfaces and structures; Perform engine bottom-end overhaul; Work safely on marine craft; Produce composites using resin infusion; Maintain quality of environment by following marina codes; Undertake manual handling; Terminate and connect specialist cables; Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding; Establish non-destructive tests; Prepare to perform work associated with fuel system installation and servicing; Perform machining operations using horizontal and vertical boring machines; Install and commission pre-engineered fire-suppression systems; Form and integrate fibre-reinforced structures; Work safely with molten metals/glass; Perform engineering measurements; Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process; Perform routine submerged arc welding; Modify and repair security equipment and system; Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process; Install marine systems; Set assembly stations; Perform precision electrical/electronic measurement; Create 3-D models using computer-aided design system; Inspect, test and maintain non-gaseous pre-engineered fire-suppression systems; Assist in the provision of on-the-job training; Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (basic); Gain entry; Maintain and repair cooling towers/evaporative condensers and associated equipment; Service and repair mobile plant air conditioning systems; Perform advanced welding using oxy acetylene welding process; Create 2-D code files using computer-aided manufacturing system; Perform hammer forging; Perform precision shaping/planing/slotting operations; Fettle and trim metal castings/forgings; Form timber shapes using hot processes; Develop and manufacture wood patterns; Interpret and produce drawings of curved 3-D shapes; Plan, set up and operate horological workshop or service centre; Maintain hydraulic systems; Write basic NC and CNC programs; Apply fabrication, forming and shaping techniques; Maintain water treatment systems for cooling towers; Commission programmable controller programs; Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (advanced); Maintain and repair commercial air conditioning systems and components; Interpret technical drawing; Maintain steering systems; Measure components using coordinate measuring machines; Service and repair clock striking mechanisms; Handle/move bulk fluids/gases; Maintain, fault find and repair stationary plant gas turbine engines; Coordinate erection/dismantling of complex scaffolding/equipment; Plan and prepare a masterkey system; Perform lathe operations; Service and repair commercial refrigeration; Maintain induction, exhaust and emission control systems

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