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Period: 30 Weeks (Full Time)

Module

 

Description

Safety  
  • Standard industrial safety course
Hand Tools  
  • Identify measuring , checking, forming, cutting, marking and fastening tools and tooling aids
  • Use measuring, checking, forming, cutting, marking and fastening tools and tooling aids.
  • Maintain measuring, checking, forming, cutting, marking and fastening tools and tooling aids.
  • Use hand tools applicable to the trade.
Workshop Tools  
  • Use fixed and portable drilling machines.
  • Use fixed and portable grinding machines including replacing, setting, truing and ringing of wheels.
  • Operate electrical power machines.
  • Use hand operated presses.
  • Mount grinding stone to pedestal grinder. Maximum size: 250 mm diameter wheel RPM: 2000
  • Dress a grinding wheel.
Materials  
  • Recall the terms, definitions and use of materials pertaining to the trade with special reference to plates, tubes, pipes and hollow sections.
  • Recall the physical properties and characteristics of metals.
  • Identify the following conducting materials with respect to conductivity, current capacity and temperature: copper aluminium.
Drawing and Sketches  
  • Recall terms and definition pertaining to engineering drawings.
  • Interpret relevant symbols, abbreviations and tolerances.
  • Make free hand sketches including plan, front and side elevations.
  • Compile a material list from engineering drawings.
  • Identify type of fits from engineering drawings.
  • Identify surface texture
Marking Off  
  • Mark off a seven hole flange/coupling
  • Mark off a five hole flange/coupling
  • Mark off a flange consisting of a centre hole.
  • Mark off projects for manufacturing using all standard marking-off techniques and tools.
Hand Skills  
  • Sharpen Chisels
  • Sharpen drills
  • Dress screwdrivers
  • Sharpen punches
  • Sharpen marking-off tools
  • Manufacture a project using the following techniques and material: filling, sawing, drilling, tapping, reaming. Material: mild steel
Arc Welding  
  • Identify and set up AC and DC welding machines, equipment including starting up and shutting down procedures.
  • Differentiate between arc welding consumables.
  • Prepare material for arc welding.
  • Tack and arc weld work pieces incidental to the trade using manual metal arc welding techniques
Gas Cutting And Heating  
  • Identify and assemble gas cutting and heating equipment, including light up and shut down procedures.
  • Select nozzles and gas pressure for cutting and heating different materials of various thickness.
  • Hand cut and heat material incidental to the trade.
Measuring Equipment  

Use and set a micrometer:

  • Outside
  • Depth
  • Iinside

Use and set a vernier:

  • Depth
  • Inside
  • Outside

 

  • Use a tape measure and steel rule
  • Use a calliper- inside and outside
  • Use a machine level
  • Use and set a vernier height gauge

Use the following gauges:

  • Ttelescopic
  • Thread
  • Feeler
  • Double dial set indicator
  • Belt tensioner
 
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