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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Prepare inspection areas for basic magnetic particle testing
  2. Perform basic magnetic particle testing
  3. Report the results of magnetic particle test(s)

Required Skills

Required skills

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interpreting and following procedures

identifying inspection areas

identifying discontinuities and defects

selecting appropriate testing techniques and procedures

assessing risks

entering routine and familiar information onto proformas and standard workplace forms

locating reading and interpreting information on written job instructions specifications charts lists and other reference documentation

planning sequencing operations

Required knowledge

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surface preparation

procedures and OHampS requirements in relation to the preparation process

established assessment procedures and techniques

types of discontinuities and their consequences

scope and basic principles of magnetic particle testing

procedure for carrying out magnetic particle test using either the yoke or bench

advantages and limitations of magnetic particle testing

hazards and safety precautions associated with magnetic particle testing

basic maintenance and storage procedures for testing equipment

common basic defects

methodsprocedures for reporting test results

advantages limitations of various equipment

magnetic particle application methods for wet dry particles

recording and reporting results of simple tests

safety precautions in testing

use of toxic flammable materials electrical hazards

use and application of personal protective equipment

safe work practices and procedures

relevant hazards and control measures related to the competency

Evidence Required

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

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to perform basic magnetic particle testing Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied

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

Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently perform all elements of the unit as specified by the criteria including required knowledge and be capable of applying the competency in new and different situations and contexts

Context of and specific resources for assessment

This unit may be assessed on the job off the job or a combination of both on and off the job Where assessment occurs off the job that is the candidate is not in productive work then an appropriate simulation must be used where the range of conditions reflects realistic workplace situations The competencies covered by this unit would be demonstrated by an individual working alone or as part of a team The assessment environment should not disadvantage the candidate

This unit could be assessed in conjunction with any other units addressing the safety quality communication materials handling recording and reporting associated with performing basic magnetic particle testing procedures in a range of industrial applications or other units requiring the exercise of the skills and knowledge covered by this unit

Method of assessment

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid sufficient current and authentic Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation supervisors reports project work samples and questioning Questioning techniques should not require language literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this unit of competency The candidate must have access to all tools equipment materials and documentation required The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures product and manufacturing specifications codes standards manuals and reference materials

Guidance information for assessment

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. 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.

Preparation processes

Surface cleaning and drying