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Service and repair drum cutting systems

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Version 1.0
Issue Date: March 2019

This unit applies to individuals who undertake servicing and repair of drum cutting systems in the outdoor power equipment industry.

Drum cutting systems may be self-propelled, hand-operated, electric and petrol and include drum cutting systems fitted to gang mowers, chippers and mulchers.

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to service and repair drum cutting systems appropriate to outdoor power equipment, including removal, repair/replacement, fitting and adjustment of components.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

Evidence Required

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The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently:

observe safety procedures and requirements

communicate effectively with others involved in or affected by the work

select servicing methods and techniques appropriate to the circumstances

complete preparatory activity in a systematic manner

accurately interpret test results

conduct service in accordance with workplace and manufacturer/component supplier requirements

repair/replace, fit and adjust components in accordance with specifications and workplace procedures

check adjustments and alignments of drum cutting systems

complete service and repair of drum cutting systems and associated components within workplace timeframes

present drum cutting equipment to customer in compliance with workplace requirements

complete workplace records.

Context of, and specific resources for assessment

The application of competency is to be assessed in the workplace or a simulated environment that reflects as far as possible the actual working environment.

Assessment is to occur using standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.

Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory requirements, including specified Australian standards.

Where applicable, reasonable adjustment must be made to work environments and training situations to accommodate ethnicity, age, gender, demographics and disability.

The following resources should be made available:

a range of drum cutting systems and components

an area for safe testing of drum cutting systems

materials relevant to servicing and repair of drum cutting systems

equipment, hand and power tooling appropriate to servicing and repair of drum cutting systems

specifications and work instructions.

Method of assessment

Assessment must satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of this Training Package.

Assessment methods must confirm consistency and accuracy of performance (over time and in a range of workplace relevant contexts) together with application of Required Skills and Knowledge.

Assessment methods must be by direct observation of tasks and include questioning on Required Skills and Knowledge to ensure its correct interpretation and application.

Assessment may be applied under project-related conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of process.

Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that competency is able not only to be satisfied under the particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to other circumstances.

Competence in this unit may be assessed in conjunction with other functional units which together form part of the holistic work role.

Guidance information for assessment

Assessment processes and techniques must be culturally sensitive and appropriate to the language and literacy capacity of the candidate and the work being performed.

Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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Required skills

Required skills include:

technical skills to the level required to use workplace technology and tools related to repairing drum cutting systems

communication skills to the level required to confirm work requirements and specifications, to communicate effectively regarding work requirements with supervisor, other workers and customers, to report work outcomes and problems, and to relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and of varying physical and mental abilities

literacy skills to the level required to understand information related to work orders and to locate, interpret and apply manufacturer/component supplier information, workplace policies and procedures

numeracy skills to the level required to correctly calculate time, assess tolerances, apply accurate measurements, calculate material requirements and establish quality checks

problem-solving skills to the level required to plan and organise activities and establish safe and effective work processes which anticipate and/or resolve problems and downtime, and to systematically develop solutions to avoid or minimise reworking and avoid wastage

team skills to the level required to work effectively and cooperatively with others to optimise workflow and productivity

Required knowledge

Required knowledge includes:

dangers of working with drum cutting equipment

the relationship of a drum cutting system to the power unit, drive, safety and adjustment systems and overload protection device

mechanical principles relevant to drum cutting systems

classifications of drum cutting systems and components

material used in drum cutting system components

types and causes of faults in drum cutting systems

types and layout of service/repair manuals (hard copy and electronic)

servicing and repair procedures

types of lubricants, application and methods of lubrication

selection, checking and use of tooling and equipment

manufacturer and/or component supplier specifications

applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice, including OHS and environment, relevant to servicing and repairing drum cutting systems

organisational policies and procedures, including quality requirements, reporting and recording procedures, and work organisation and planning processes, related to servicing and repairing drum cutting systems

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Drum cutting systems

Drum cutting systems may include:

self-propelled, hand-operated, electric or petrol driven

drum cutting systems fitted to gang mowers, chippers and mulchers

Servicing and repair methods

Servicing and repair methods may include:

on- and off-site servicing and repair

inspection, repair and replacement of components



testing of repaired unit including impact and overload protection

communicating with customers

documenting and reporting on service and repair

Tooling and equipment

Tooling and equipment may include:

equipment/floor stands

specific service/repair and general workshop equipment and tooling

jacks, air and electric tooling

measuring equipment

exhaust gas extraction system

lifting equipment

welding equipment

lubricating equipment


Materials may include:

spare parts


cleaning materials


Information/documents may include:

verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work schedules/plans/specifications, work bulletins, memos, material safety data sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches

safe work procedures related to servicing and repairing drum cutting systems

regulatory/legislative requirements pertaining to drum cutting systems

engineer's design specifications and instructions

organisation work specifications and requirements

instructions issued by authorised enterprise or external persons

Australian standards

OHS requirements

OHS requirements are to be in accordance with applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation and regulations, and organisational safety policies and procedures, and may include:

personal protective equipment and clothing

safety equipment

first aid equipment

hazard and risk control

elimination of hazardous materials and substances

manual handling, including shifting, lifting and carrying

emergency procedures

Legislative requirements

Legislative requirements are to be in accordance with applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation, regulations, certification requirements and codes of practice, and may include:

award and enterprise agreements

industrial relations

Australian standards

Australian Design Rules

confidentiality and privacy


the environment

equal opportunity


relevant industry codes of practice

duty of care

Environmental requirements

Environmental requirements may include:

waste management




clean-up management

Quality requirements

Quality requirements may include:

regulations, including Australian standards

internal organisational quality policies and procedures

enterprise operations and procedures

Organisational policies and procedures

Organisational policies and procedures may include:

quality policies and procedures, including Australian standards

OHS, sustainability, environment, equal opportunity and anti-discrimination

manufacturer specifications and industry codes of practice

safe work procedures

reporting and recording procedures

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Identify and confirm work to be carried out 
Access and interpret service and repair procedures, workshop manuals and manufacturer's information 
Identify and prepare tools, equipment and materials required for servicing and repair job 
Set up work area 
Check customer requirements and equipment specifications following workplace procedures 
Test drum cutting system, identify and document faults following workplace procedures 
Plan and cost service and repair procedure 
Discuss recommended repair process with customer and obtain authorisation to proceed 
Identify and observe applicable occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements, including state/territory regulatory requirements and personal protection needs 
Select tooling and equipment to meet job requirements and check to ensure they are in good working order 
Remove components for repair procedure and inspect for condition and serviceability 
Discard unusable components and retain reusable and repairable components, following workplace procedures 
Determine availability of replacement parts, qualified repair staff or subcontractors and facilities 
Follow service and repair procedures and check work at designated points to determine serviceability of sub-assemblies and conformity to specifications 
Fit reusable, repaired and replacement parts in accordance with manufacturer/component supplier specifications and workplace procedures 
Operate drum cutting system through full operating range 
Check operation against equipment specifications and customer requirements 
Make any adjustments as required and re-test 
Check adjustments, fluid levels and alignments 
Complete workplace documentation and update customer and warranty information as required 
Inspect repaired unit to ensure protective guards, cowlings and safety features are in place 
Clean unit to workplace expectations 
Clean work area, dispose of waste, and store tools and equipment in accordance with workplace procedures 
Provide customer report on repairs and replacements and explain follow-up adjustments, use and care of equipment and warranty requirements 


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