Conduct basic welding, thermal cutting, heating and gouging operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AUM8051B, 'Conduct basic welding, thermal cutting, heating and gouging operations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine job requirements

1.1. Job specifications and requirements are interpreted and determined from job sheets and / or work instructions

1.2. Appropriate OHS practices are identified and adhered to in accordance with OHS, legislative and organisation requirements

1.3. Information is accessed from appropriate sources to enable welding to be performed in accordance with vehicle and equipment manufacturer procedures

1.4. Approved methods and equipment are accessed and used, according to type of material and repairs required

2. Plan and prepare to undertake the work

2.1. Plant/equipment/resources required to satisfy the work plan are identified, obtained and inspected for compliance with the job specifications

2.2. Relevant plans, drawings and texts are selected and interpreted in accordance with the work plan

2.3. Correct size, type and quantity of materials/components are determined, obtained and inspected for compliance with the job specifications

2.4. Work is planned in detail including sequencing and prioritising and considerations made in accordance with system/site requirements

2.5. Work area is prepared in accordance with work requirements and site procedures

2.6. Potential hazards are identified and prevention and/or control measures are selected in accordance with the work plan and site procedures

2.7. Work completion details are finalised in accordance with site/enterprise procedures

3. Conduct work

3.1. Work is completed without causing damage to any workplace property or vehicle, system or component

3.2. Oxy acetylene welding and spot welding are carried out according to standards

3.3. Gas metal arc (MIG) and arc welding are carried out according to standards

3.4. Heating is carried out according to standards

3.5. Thermal cutting and gouging are carried out according to standards

Qualifications and Skillsets

AUM8051B appears in the following qualifications:

  • AUM25108 - Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus_Truck_Trailer)
  • AUM35108 - Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus_Truck_Trailer)