Manufacturing Technology (Structural Steel Detailing)

Qualification Diploma (NRT)
Course number 19549
National Code MSA50108
Training Package MSA07 - Manufacturing
Program area Manufacturing  
Duration (nominal hours) 540
This course replaced 9139 - Manufacturing Technology
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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for people in the manufacturing industry who want to work
as a technician or para-professional level assisting professional
engineers and/or supervising draftspeople and CAD operators in a
structural steel or allied industry sector.
Enrolling in this Diploma course will give you the opportunity to develop
specialised knowledge and skills in such areas as:
- computing technology;
- organising and communicating information;
- applying quality standards;
- interpret technical drawings;
- interpret architectural and engineering design specifications for
structural   steel detailing;
- advanced engineering detail drafting;
- create 2D drawings using computer aided design systems;
- use CAD to create and display 3D models;
- detail bolts and welds for structural steelwork connections;
- detail structural steel members;
- incorporate structural steel detailing into fabrication and construction
  project management;
- detail ancillary steelwork;
- interpret technical specifications and manuals;
- detail ancillary steelwork.
The skills and knowledge you gain will enhance your ability to contribute
to local, regional, national and/or international competitiveness of the
manufacturing sector.
This course also offers a large selection of elective units that you can
choose from, giving you the added opportunity to gain additional
engineering, manufacturing and or management skills.
The number and level of units of competency that must be achieved is
appropriate for people who are employed as supervisors working at Level V
of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Career Opportunities

This Diploma of Manufacturing Technology specialises in Structural Steel
Detailing. You will use and apply advanced drafting, CAD and modelling skills
to assist professional engineers and/or supervise others in the design and
making of strucatural steel components.


When you finish this course you may be eligible to enrol in another Diploma, or
an Advanced Diploma qualification from the MEM05 or MSA07 Training Packages.
The units of competence you achieve in this Diploma may be used to gain
advanced standing.

Entry Requirements

 There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


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Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
This course has been designed to reflect the packaging requirements for
MSA50108 Diploma of Manufacturing Technology specialising in Structural
Steel Detailing (Release 4) within the MSA07 Manufacturing Training
Package (Release 8.3). The rules from the MSA07 Release 8.3 Training
Package are as follows:  

To be awarded a Diploma of Manufacturing Technology competency must be
achieved in twenty one (21) units of competency:
* five (5) core units of competency
* sixteen (16) elective units of competency chosen as described in

Elective units
Group A - specialist streams
Choose sixteen (16) elective units as specified to achieve a specialist

- All units from each specialist stream are available in Group B as General
- Four elective units may also be chosen from other qualifications in this
Training Package, other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses,
specified below.
Group C - Structural steel detailing specialist stream
Select sixteen (16) elective units:
* a minimum of ten (10) from the two groups
- Structural steel detailing - Group 1
All seven (7) of these specialist stream units must be chosen from this
- Structural steel detailing - Group 2
Three (3) units must be chosen from this group
* the balance may be chosen from Group B
Units marked with an asterisk have one or more prerequisite requirements.
The prerequisites for these units are to be counted in the total number of
required in the elective group. Please refer to the individual units for
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
Group 1 - Core Units
ALL five (5) units must be completed
Group 2 - Group C Structural Steel Detailing (Group 1)
All seven (7) units must be completed
Group 3 - Group C Other Structural Steel Detailing (Group 2)
At least three (3) units must be completed
Group 4 - Group B - General Elective Units Listed for MSA50108
Up to six (6) elective units may be chosen from this group.
Group 5 - Units at Diploma Level from any Training Package or Accredited
No more than four (4) units may be completed
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
Some units in this course may have prerequisites that must be completed in
a lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to
the Training Package or consult your teacher for information about
prerequisites to elective units.

Course Elective Completion:

At least 16 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3, 4, 5

All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information 18
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology 18
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment 36
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
MSS402051A Apply quality standards 50
Only 7 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
MEM05051A Select welding processes 18
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing 36
MSATCS301A Interpret architectural and engineering design specifications for structural steel detailing 40
MSATCS302A Detail bolts and welds for structural steelwork connections 20
MSATCS501A Detail standardised structural connections 60
MSATCS502A Detail structural steel members 80
MSATCS503A Incorporate structural steel detailing into fabrication and construction project management 60
At least 3 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
MEM09006B Perform advanced engineering detail drafting 36
MEM09009C Create 2D drawings using computer aided design system 80
MEM16012A Interpret technical specifications and manuals 36
MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements 54
MEM30032A Produce basic engineering drawings 72
MEM30033A Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models 36
MSATCS504A Detail ancillary steelwork 40
No more than 6 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AUM4003A Interpret customer requirements 60
FDFOP2005A Work in a socially diverse environment 30
LMTGN4016A Contribute to the development of products or processes 36
MEM06003C Carry out heat treatment 54
MEM09005B Perform basic engineering detail drafting 72
MEM09011B Apply basic engineering design concepts 54
MEM12003B Perform precision mechanical measurement 18
MEM12005B Calibrate measuring equipment 54
MEM12022B Program coordinate measuring machines (advanced) 18
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements 45
MEM12024A Perform computations 27
MEM12025A Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations 18
MEM13002B Undertake occupational health and safety activities in the workplace 27
MEM13010A Supervise occupational health and safety in an industrial work environment. 36
MEM13013B Work safely with ionizing radiation 36
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment 10
MEM14001B Schedule material deliveries 72
MEM14002B Undertake basic process planning 72
MEM14003B Undertake basic production scheduling 72
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task 9
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity 36
MEM15001B Perform basic statistical quality control 18
MEM15004B Perform inspection 18
MEM15005B Select and control inspection processes and procedures 36
MEM15007B Conduct product and/or process capability studies 54
MEM15008B Perform advanced statistical quality control 18
MEM15010B Perform laboratory procedures 72
MEM15011B Exercise external quality assurance 54
MEM15012B Maintain/supervise the application of quality procedures 36
MEM16005A Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities 18
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment 9
MEM16010A Write reports 18
MEM18001C Use hand tools 18
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations 18
MEM18003C Use tools for precision work 36
MEM18006C Repair and fit engineering components 54
MEM18010C Perform equipment condition monitoring and recording 36
MEM18016B Analyse plant and equipment condition monitoring results 36
MEM18055B Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components 27
MEM22002A Manage self in the engineering environment 36
MEM23003A Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations 54
MEM23041A Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in mechanical engineering situations 108
MEM24002B Perform penetrant testing 36
MEM24003B Perform basic magnetic particle testing 18
MEM24004B Perform magnetic particle testing 36
MEM24005B Perform basic eddy current testing 18
MEM24006B Perform eddy current testing 54
MEM24007B Perform ultrasonic thickness testing 18
MEM24008B Perform ultrasonic testing 54
MEM24009B Perform basic radiographic testing 18
MEM24010B Perform radiographic testing 108
MEM24011B Establish non-destructive tests 108
MEM30005A Calculate force systems within simple beam structures 72
MEM30006A Calculate stresses in simple structures 36
MEM30007A Select common engineering materials 36
MEM30008A Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to evaluate engineering applications 36
MEM30009A Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems 36
MEM30013A Assist in the preparation of a basic workplace layout 36
MEM30014A Apply basic just in time systems to the reduction of waste 36
MEM30015A Develop recommendations for basic set up time improvements 36
MEM30016A Assist in the analysis of a supply chain 36
MEM30017A Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools 36
MEM30018A Undertake basic process planning 36
MEM30019A Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing 36
MEM30020A Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project 36
MEM30021A Prepare a simple production schedule 36
MEM30022A Undertake supervised procurement activities 36
MEM30023A Prepare a simple cost estimate for a manufactured product 36
MEM30024A Participate in quality assurance techniques 36
MEM30027A Prepare basic programs for programmable logic controllers 36
MEM30028A Assist in sales of technical products/systems 36
MSAENV472B Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices 40
MSAENV672B Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability 50
MSAPMOPS400A Optimise process_plant area 50
MSAPMOPS401A Trial new process or product 50
MSAPMSUP303A Identify equipment faults 20
MSAPMSUP390A Use structured problem solving tools 40
MSATCM301A Test the mechanical properties of materials 50
MSATCM302A Monitor ferrous melting and casting processes 50
MSATCM303A Monitor non-ferrous melting and casting processes 50
MSATCM304A Interpret basic binary phase diagrams 20
MSATCM305A Demonstrate basic knowledge of casting operations 30
MSL973001A Perform basic tests 70
MSL973006A Prepare trial batches for evaluation 50
MSL973007A Perform microscopic examination 60
MSL974001A Prepare, standardise and use solutions 110
MSL974003A Perform chemical tests and procedures 130
MSL974005A Perform physical tests 80
MSL974010A Perform mechanical tests 36
MSL975016A Perform complex tests to measure engineering properties of materials 40
MSS015002A Develop strategies for more sustainable use of resources 70
MSS402002A Sustain process improvements 50
MSS402030A Apply cost factors to work practices 50
MSS402060A Use planning software systems in operations 50
MSS402061A Use SCADA systems in operations 50
MSS402080A Undertake root cause analysis 50
MSS403001A Implement competitive systems and practices 50
MSS403002A Ensure process improvements are sustained 50
MSS403010A Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices 50
MSS403021A Facilitate a Just in Time system 50
MSS403030A Improve cost factors in work practices 50
MSS403032A Analyse manual handling processes 50
MSS403040A Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S 50
MSS403051A Mistake proof an operational process 50
MSS404050A Undertake process capability improvements 50
MSS404052A Apply statistics to operational processes 50
MSS404060A Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team 50
MSS404061A Facilitate the use of SCADA systems in a team or work area 50
MSS404081A Undertake proactive maintenance analyses 50
MSS404082A Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy 50
MSS405001A Develop competitive systems and practices for an organisation 50
MSS405002A Analyse and map a value stream 50
MSS405003A Manage a value stream 50
MSS405004A Develop business plans in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices 50
MSS405010A Manage relationships with non-customer external organisations 50
MSS405011A Manage people relationships 50
MSS405012A Manage workplace learning 50
MSS405020A Develop quick changeover procedures 50
MSS405021A Develop a Just in Time system 50
MSS405030A Optimise cost of a product or service 50
MSS405031A Undertake value analysis of product or process costs in terms of customer requirements 50
MSS405040A Manage 5S system in an organisation 50
MSS405050A Determine and improve process capability 50
MSS405060A Develop the application of enterprise control systems in an organisation 50
MSS405061A Determine and establish information collection requirements and processes 50
MSS405070A Develop and manage sustainable energy practices 50
MSS405075A Facilitate the development of a new product 50
MSS405081A Develop a proactive maintenance strategy 50
PMAOPS350B Match and adjust colour 40
PMAOPS450B Solve colour problems 40
PMBPREP304C Set a die 30
PMBPREP305B Change extrusion die and setup 30
PMBPROD235C Use materials and process knowledge to complete work operations 60
PMBPROD430B Trial a new die_tool 50
PMBPROD431B Trial a new, advanced or complex mould 30
PMBTECH301B Use material and process knowledge to solve problems 50
PMBTECH302A Modify existing compounds 40
PMBTECH303A Make minor modifications to products 40
PMBTECH401B Predict polymer properties and characteristics 50
PMBTECH402B Set advanced or complex dies 40
PMBTECH406A Diagnose production equipment problems 50
No more than 4 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBCUS402B Address customer needs 30
BSBCUS403B Implement customer service standards 25
BSBMGT608C Manage innovation and continuous improvement 50
BSBMKG413A Promote products and services 40
BSBMKG608A Develop organisational marketing objectives 45
BSBRSK501B Manage risk 40
BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships 40
CPPWMT5004A Develop waste management strategies 40
FNSACC503A Manage budgets and forecasts 40
MEM09003B Prepare basic engineering drawing 72
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling 18
MEM12002B Perform electrical/electronic measurement 18
MEM13003B Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials 18
MEM13004B Work safely with molten metals/glass 18
MEM15015B Examine trading practices 45
MEM15016B Inspect pre-packed articles 72
MEM15018B Investigate consumer complaints 54
MEM15022B Verify reference standards 72
MEM16004B Perform internal/external customer service 18
MEM24012C Apply metallurgy principles 54
MSL974012A Perform tests to determine the properties of construction materials 80

Requirements to receive the qualification

To be awarded the Diploma of Manufacturing Technology MSA50108, specialising in
Structural Steel Detailing (TAFE NSW Course number 19549) you must achieve a
total of twentyone (21) units of competency as indicated below.
You must achieve:
* The five (5) Mandatory units in GROUP 1
* All seven (7) units in GROUP 2
* A minimum of three (3) units from GROUP 3
* The balance of six (6) units may be selected from either GROUP 3 or the
General Elective GROUP 4.

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