Course Title: Use hand and power tools

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: EEET6901C

Course Title: Use hand and power tools

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2195 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Cabling

Course Contact: Kenneth falzon

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4716

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

No prerequisites

Course Description

This unit applies to the skills required to safely use hand and power tools in the workshop and on the worksite. This unit is based on the Clothing, Textiles and Footwear Training Package competency unit LMTPRTF14A Use hand tools. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTC140B Use hand and power tools


1. Select hand and power tools

Performance Criteria:

1.1-Identify the type of work to be performed accurately from work instructions
1.2-Select appropriate hand and power tools for the work to be performed


2. Set and check tools for use

Performance Criteria:

2.1-Inspect tools for damage, missing components or other defects prior to use
2.2-Set or adjust tools for the proposed use in accordance with available information
2.3-Install operating components (bits or blades) in tools to prepare for use


3. Prepare work area for safe tool use

Performance Criteria:

3.1-Examine work environment and plan work with tools to maximise safety and productivity
3.2-Clear and clean work area to make it free of obstructions and to allow clear access to tools
3.3-Use appropriate barriers or screens to control access and minimise dust and noise
3.4-Place power cables to maximise safety


4. Prepare work piece for tool use

Performance Criteria:

4.1-Work piece is correctly mounted in, supported or aligned to the tool or machine to be used
4.2-Work piece is securely anchored where necessary to prevent movement


5. Operate hand and power tools

Performance Criteria:

5.1-Use hand and power tools in accordance with industry and enterprise safe working practices
5.2-Place tools in safe positions when not in use
5.3-Safety equipment is used during tool operation in accordance with industry and enterprise safe working practices
5.4-Monitor tool operation continuously and discontinue use if abnormal operation occurs
5.5-Clean the work area on completion of work


6. Maintain hand and power tools after use

Performance Criteria:

6.1-Clean and store tools in accordance with industry and enterprise safe working practices
6.2-Report abnormal tool operation or other problems in accordance with established procedures
6.3-Perform programmed maintenance of tools in accordance with work role
6.4-Arrange inspection of power tools in accordance with regulatory requirements

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

1. Mechanical Drawing Interpretation used in the electrotechnology Industry
2. Lab exercise in planning process activities
3. Workshop exercise in measuring and marking out, low tolerance measurement, holding and cutting metallic and non-metallic material, various type of drilling used in the electrotechnology industry,
4. Workshop practices involving the use of hand tools and portable electric power tools, apply various joining techniques and sheet metal work.
5. Workshop practices in dismantling and using appropriate assembly techniques and describe the procedures for ensuring the safe treatment of dismantled components.

Teaching Schedule

Week Number   Topic Delivered Assessment     Task

1 Introduction to Workshop Practice
2 OH&S
3  Workshop practice
4 Cable termination
5 First aid and emergency procedure
6 General Hand Tools Joining techniques
7 Portable power tools
8 First aid, OH&S assessment Task 1: First aid, and OH&S 20%
10 Workshop practice Holding & Cutting, Drill & Drilling
11 Sheet metal work exercise
12 Practical assessment in Hand and Power tools Task 2: hand tools & Power tools application 20%
13 Dismantling and assembly techniques,
14 Dismantling and assembly techniques,
15 Dismantling and assembly practice
16 Low tolerance measurement
17 assembling and disassembling assessment Task 3: Assembling and disassembling skills 60%
18 Course review and feedback

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Written Examination
Practical Examination

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1(Practical demonstration in simulated workplace): 20%
Practical assignment to demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety to an extent indicated by the following aspects:
• basic legal requirements covering occupational health and safety in the workplace
• the requirements for personal safety in the workplace
• emergency procedures for the rescue of an electric shock victim equipment
• emergency first aid for an electric shock victim

Assessment task 2 (Practical demonstration in simulated workplace): 20%
Practical workshop practice to demonstrate working safely with electrical tools or equipment

Assessment task 3 (Practical demonstration in simulated workplace): 60%
Practical workshop practice to demonstrate assembling and dismantling electrotechnology apparatus

Assessment Matrix

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