MEM08012B – Prepare surfaces by abrasive blasting (basic)

Course Description

This unit covers performing a basic level of skill in surface preparation by abrasive blasting. This unit applies to surface preparation/cleaning on both ferrous and non-ferrous masonry and cementatious materials/components. Reference is made to supplier information and specifications as well as accepted and appropriate Australian and international standards.

The majority of work is in a team environment and uses predetermined procedures and standards for safety and quality with all work and work practices undertaken to regulatory and legislative requirements.


  • Job requirements/job sheet analysis and interpretation
  • Equipment setup and pre-operational checks
  • Blasting equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Emergency shutdown procedures.
  • Abrasive media disposal
  • cleaned and disassembly of blast equipment
  • Surface Inspection methods

Entry Requirements

Students must have completed the following units of competency to qualify for enrolment;

  • MEM13003B – Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • MEM08016B – Control blast coating by-products, materials and emissions

Delivery & Assesment

Training and assessment is conducted on site and is structured on a flexible basis to meet the needs of the organisation and students and includes classroom theory and practical on-job training. Assessment is competency based and will include a mixture of classroom-based exercises and practical demonstration of skills.


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Successful assessment outcomes from this training will result in a Statement of Attainment; that may be used for recognition in a relevant qualification.

Materials & Equipment

Students will be provided with all written and physical materials required to complete the assessment. Students must wear long trousers, a long sleave top and steel-capped boots.


Students should also refer to the Student Information Booklet and Fee Schedules for detailed information on Transform Training’s policies and procedures including:

  • Work, health and safety
  • Fees and charges
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  • Grievances and disputes